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Beans, Beans, The Magical Food

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Gillis-Harris

It was discovered that my eight-year-old daughter is full of poop. Literally, full of poop. At a check-up appointment the doctor discovered that she d...

Super-Simple Exercises To Ease Constipation

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Constipation often causes difficulty or pain when you go to the bathroom — and to make matters worse, it can be an, ahem, uncomfortable subject to d...

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

How To Tell If You're Pooping Right

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Apparently, there is a healthiest time to poop every day, according to a recent article in Women’s Health magazine. Morning is best for pooping, the...

The Most Common Cause of Kitty Constipation

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A cat is constipated when the stool is too large and/or hard to be passed. If your kitty is straining in her litter box but has nothing much to show for it, or if her poop is dry and hard, it's likely constipation is to blame.

Maintaining Wellness, Starting From Your Gut

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.

6 Possible Reasons You're So, Um, Backed Up

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 10.26.2015 | OWN

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What To Eat And Drink To Help You Poop

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living

We all get a little stuck sometimes. Constipation can be caused by a host of things: A poor diet, a poor exercise routine and often stress can all co...

Barbaric Restroom Policies In School

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Catherine Pearlman

My daughter's school started up again and there was a flurry of forms for me to sign. I was signing when my pen came to an immediate stop. Before me was a policy that, at best, can be termed barbaric, dangerous, and incredibly insensitive. I was so shocked I had to read it again.

In "Loo" of Good Taste

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.16.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I shudder to think how my parents would have survived in today's anything-goes, nothing-is-sacred, sexually charged society. Their values were black and white, wrong and right, good and bad, with little wiggle room for compromise.

You're Using The Toilet All Wrong

Brian Leaf | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

If you're sitting on the toilet reading this, it's high time you squatted instead. Though little practiced in the United States, crouching down on the commode is how most of the world has pooped into antiquity. And science is starting to catch up.

Don't Fart in Front of Hot Paramedics

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.06.2016 | Comedy
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I decided to sit up, run some fingers through my matted hair, and, at the very least, cross my legs delicately at the ankle -- even if it felt like I was giving birth to Balrog triplets. And that's when it happened. A fart with the supernova velocity and resonance of the Hella Supertone Air Horn unexpectedly erupted from me.

What To Do When You're Constipated

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Everybody poops, but not everybody poops well: A recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology found that the number of people ar...

Constipation Emergencies On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - The number of people going to U.S. emergency rooms for constipation has been going up, and so has...

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

Simple Cure for Cat Constipation

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend...

How I Got Rid of My Obstructions and Learned to Thrive

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

By doing a self-love challenge, I build a habit in consciously taking time out of my busy day as a working mom to take care of myself. I now realize that to be able to be the business owner, coach, mom, partner, friend, daughter and sister I want to be, I need to be me first.

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5 Surefire Signs You're Aging Too Fast

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

Sure we've known all along getting older means heading down a path of graying hair, a couple of wrinkles here and there, and maybe losing the youthful...

Pulp Fiction? The Bottom Line on Juicing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Your juicer may belong on the shelf next to the other fallen health products. It is a device that takes healthy foods (fruits and vegetables) and renders them less healthy. It eliminates fiber, turns solid food into a liquid and facilitates a huge increase in consumption.

How to Be Present? Start Here

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Having three children swallows me whole. I love them fiercely, but I'm not always paying attention to them.

7 (Non-Yogurt) Snacks That Improve Digestion

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Nothing against Jamie Lee Curtis, but sometimes we're not in the mood for yogurt -- or we don't have a spoon. These alternative foo...

5 Things Your Surgeon Forgets to Tell You

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Going into surgery soon? Make sure you know about the "five little pearls" -- bits of practical wisdom that won't be in that fancy color pamphlet that the surgeon gives you or the packet of loose papers that the nurse shoves into your hands as you're hurried out the door after surgery.

Constipation 101, Part II: You, Improved!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Identifying a food you react to can be more challenging, since it's possible to have reactions that occur one to two days after eating something. In addition, when we eat a food frequently, we often cannot recognize the symptoms it causes, since we're too used to them to identify them.

Constipation 101, Part I: You, From the Inside Out

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Extra and undigested food is processed through the intestines. Interestingly though, you don't seem to get rid of nearly half as much as you take in!

The Day My Throat Begin To Tighten

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

'How are you handling all your stress?' a friend who's also a life coach asked me recently. 'I'm really interested to know.' I loaded scrambled eggs onto a piece of rye toast and took a gluttonous bite.