New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

The measures are to reflect the fact that the medicines should only be used short-term and due to the links between overuse and eating disorders.Dr Sarah Branch, from the MHRA explains "Stimulant laxatives can provide short-term relief to some people with occasional constipation.

Study: PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women

Study: PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women

Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) might cause menopause to occur two years earlier, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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.

Feeling uninspired? Boost your creativity with these 9 activities

Feeling uninspired? Boost your creativity with these 9 activities

In a study published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine , researchers found that some “behavioral pursuits” offer benefits for an individual’s overall health, such as: Reduced boredom Improved heart rate Improved mood Less stress Leisure activities help boost job productivity and performance because they give the brain a much-deserved rest.

Edible flowers could help boost vitamin E intake

Edible flowers could help boost vitamin E intake

The scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Porto University, and the University of Aveiro in Portugal analysed the phytochemical composition of borage and centaurea, two popular edible flowers.The main differences were that centaurea had more calories and total dietary fiber, while borage was higher in fatty-acids and carotenoids.

High doses of vitamin D could benefit patients with advanced colorectal cancer

High doses of vitamin D could benefit patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D might delay progression of metastatic colorectal cancer, scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute determined in a study of 139 patients.

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.

Resolving Lower Back Pain for Good With NST

Resolving Lower Back Pain for Good With NST

Choosing procedures With NST choosing which procedures to include that will resolve each patient's unique presenting symptom pattern is a simple matter of always including certain 'core' procedures such as the lumbar, thoracic, cervical spine, sacrum and diaphragm adjustments and then adding the procedures that correspond to other areas of tension or pain.

No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

Instead of the usual cornstarch pudding layer, this recipe uses heavy cream, cream cheese and gelatin for a healthier but equally satisfying filling that complements the strawberries’ tanginess.

Can You Eat Marigolds?

Can You Eat Marigolds?

Once dried, the flowers can also be rehydrated for use in salads, salsas, scrambled eggs and frittatas, adding color, flavor and health benefits. Calendula Oil 34 Ingredients Procedure Put your desired amount of dried calendula petals in a clean, dry glass jar.

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.

Sea Turtles Are Ingesting Microplastics

Sea Turtles Are Ingesting Microplastics

Research published in Global Change Biology revealed that microplastics are ubiquitous in sea turtles.2 Every turtle tested, which included 102 turtles from all seven marine turtle species from three ocean basins (Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific), contained the plastics, at varying levels.

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.

Senna Tea: Benefits and Side Effects

Senna Tea: Benefits and Side Effects

But because of its laxative effects, this concoction is now commonly treated as a “dieter’s tea” or a detox tea, used by people who are looking for a fast way to lose weight.15 Senna tea is even used in conjunction with something called “the master cleanse.”16 However, this is not recommended, as it may come with some dire results.

Healh Benefits of Castor Oil

Healh Benefits of Castor Oil

Beyond its laxative effects, castor oil is also known for possessing the following characteristics as it relates to your face and skin:6 • Anti-inflammatory — Because castor oil and ricinoleic acid have known anti-inflammatory properties, they are useful in treating irritated skin, including acne, dermatosis and psoriasis.