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Jane's Blog Constipation…No One Wants to Talk About It!

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Jane's Blog Constipation…No One Wants to Talk About It!

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in the United States. More than four million Americans every year complain of frequent constipation and yet having a regular easy bowel movement every day is extremely important and yet no one wants to talk about it. I know most medical doctors say having a bowel movement every 3 days is normal, however it’s NOT. Think of it this way, constipation is like having a clogged drain in the kitchen sink. If stuff keeps going down the clogged drain...

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Diverticulitis Prevention

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Diverticulitis Prevention

Diverticulitis is preceded by diverticulosis. The colon (large bowel) is a long tube-like structure that stores and then eliminates waste material left over after digestion of food. Increased pressure within the colon (often as a result of constipation &/or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), causes bulging pockets of tissue (called diverticula), that push out from the bowel walls like grapes.  Diverticulitis typically occurs when these pockets become irritated, inflamed and infected. It is extremely important to have a regular easy bowel movement every day! Even 2-3 times a day would be great as long as you are not cramping/pain, having loose...

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