Study: Coffee does stimulate bowel movements, but not because of caffeine

Study: Coffee does stimulate bowel movements, but not because of caffeine

Drink a cup of coffee or eat more fruits and veggies to promote healthy bowel movements, but don’t overdo it as that could cause conditions like constipation or diarrhea.

BBC’s George Alagiah reveals why he didn’t check survival statistics after bowel cancer diagnosis

BBC’s George Alagiah reveals why he didn’t check survival statistics after bowel cancer diagnosis

Speaking on the Bowel Cancer UK podcast, the newsreader - who has been the face of the BBC’s flagship News At Six broadcast for over a decade - said he decided not to look up any information surrounding survival rates because the disease is so variable.

The 4R Approach to Treating Chronic Digestive Issues

The 4R Approach to Treating Chronic Digestive Issues

This year marks my 35th year in clinical practice, and one thing I have learned over the years is to find ways to organize the clinical information I receive when working with my patients in order to make the most accurate diagnosis and chose the most effective and focused treatment plans to get the best results.

Here are 5 tips for a healthy bladder

Here are 5 tips for a healthy bladder

Good personal hygiene can help prevent diseases and infections like UTIs. This is crucial for women, especially since keeping the area around the vagina clean and dry can help prevent bacteria from reaching the urinary tract and entering your bladder. Exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet, maintain proper hygiene, and stay hydrated to keep your bladder healthy as you age.

Do You Know How Your Food Gets Turned Into Poop?

Do You Know How Your Food Gets Turned Into Poop?

Digestion Occurs Outside the Body Before delving into the mechanics of how food is digested and small strategies that reap big rewards to improving your health, it's important to remember your digestive tract actually resides outside of your body.

What Should Your Poop Look Like?

What Should Your Poop Look Like?

Thus, our results suggest that assessing stool form in patients with chronic pain is important." 8 In short, if your stool falls outside of the normal spectrum on a regular basis, especially toward Types 5, 6 or 7, it's a sign that your gut is likely imbalanced, a condition that could affect your overall physical and mental health.

Top 6 Tips to Prevent Constipation

Top 6 Tips to Prevent Constipation

• Organic nonpasteurized kefir — In one 2014 study, 13 patients with functional constipation who consumed 500 milliliters of probiotic kefir daily for four weeks significantly improved their symptoms, increasing stool frequency and consistency, and reducing straining and the need for laxatives.

Why Experts Are Now Saying We’ve Been "Going" All Wrong

Why Experts Are Now Saying We’ve Been "Going" All Wrong

According to many experts, cases of hemorrhoids and diverticulitis could be significantly curbed just by assuming a squatting position — rather than a chair seated one — on the toilet when having a bowel movement.

Constipation Relief (That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About)

Constipation Relief (That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About)

And fiber and stool softeners do nothing to help with this.The Most Common Cause of ConstipationIn a healthy digestive system, your colon muscles push waste along easily to your rectum, where thousands of nerves signal your brain that it’s time to go.However, when you’re constipated your stool never makes it to your rectum.