Posts Tagged: constipation

3 Ways Stress Can Impact Digestion, & What You Can Do About It

May 26, 2021

How stressed are you?  You may not think you are that stressed because many people function at a high level of stress on a daily basis and this becomes their new normal.  Stress is a natural response to pressure when faced with challenges. Illness, work deadlines, or misfortune are examples but it can be brought […]

Men’s Health and the Pelvic Floor

November 09, 2015

Men’s Health and the Pelvic Floor…that’s right, fellas, you have one, too By Shannon Stoby Physiotherapist I know, I know…you don’t want to talk about it. I get it. Nobody wants to talk about what’s going on ‘down there’. Incontinence, erectile dysfunction, fertility issues, prostate concerns, constipation, pain. Maybe you’ve been told that you’re just […]

Food Sensitivities – A Burden on Your Body and Fuel for Inflammation

September 29, 2014

By Dr Erin Wiley, ND Questions about sensitivities arise almost daily in my practice. What are they, do I have them, and are they a cause for concern? Food sensitivities have been known to contribute to a variety of health concerns from migraine headaches, acid reflux, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, […]

Common is not the same as Normal

May 13, 2013

 By Dr. Meghan Walker ND What do menstrual cramps, hot flashes, one bowel movement every three days and heartburn have in common? They are all symptoms we would classify as common, but none of them are normal. We have grown up in a culture where we pop an anti-inflammatory to manage pain and an antacid […]

Good Bug Bad Bug

September 18, 2012

By Dr Erin Wiley ND You can improve your digestion with the help of these tiny microbes On a microscopic level your GI (Gastrointestinal) tract is a beautiful and dynamic ecosystem. Its seemingly endless rolling terrain and soft brush border make it the perfect organ for absorbing nutrients that fuel our magnificent bodies. When our […]

Constipated? Have you ever thought of telling your RMT?

September 18, 2012

By Robin Dickie RMT Constipation is a symptom that many people experience, however, not many of those individuals are aware of the great relief that abdominal massage can provide. There are several lifestyle and physiological reasons why someone may be constipated such as a diet low in fiber and water, stress, postural imbalances, side effects […]