Talk to your doctor or read about your gut online and you’ll encounter one vague—but clearly important—term again and again: ‘regular.’ Experts constantly tell us how crucial being regular is to our digestive and overall health, but many of us still wonder if our bowel movements are truly normal. Turns out, there’s no one rightContinue reading Are Your Bowel Movements ‘Normal’?
Few things are quite as frustrating and uncomfortable as not being able to go—but plenty of people deal with the issue every day. In fact, according to the American Gastroenterological Association, 16 percent of Americans are chronically constipated, meaning they pass fewer than three stools a week. On top of the stress and discomfort,Continue reading 6 Possible Reasons Why You’re So Constipated
Gut health may not be the sexiest topic, but there’s no denying how crucial it is for our overall wellbeing. Not only is our gut responsible for digesting food, but it’s also in charge of absorbing nutrients, keeping out bad bacteria, and regulating our immune system—and unfortunately, most Americans don’t give it the love itContinue reading 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Gut Health
Twenty years ago the idea of eating raw food was brave and adventurous, but nowadays preteens are noshing on tuna sashimi at the mall and the ‘raw food movement’ has an ever-growing membership. Just when we were getting really used to the idea of tossing our pots and pans, however, a new raw trend hadContinue reading Is Drinking Raw Water Really A Good Idea?
I consider myself a fit, healthy, wannabe wellness goddess. I do CrossFit® five times a week, attend yoga class regularly, frequent local health food joints, and fire up a meditation app during my morning subway commute. My morning ritual, though, is as far from @yoga_girl’s or Gabby Bernstein’s as it can be. It usually starts withContinue reading I Drank Apple Cider Vinegar Every Morning For 2 Weeks—Here’s What Happened
You know the drill—when it comes to healthy eating, veggies should take up most of your plate, fiber keeps things moving through your system, and protein is a must for revving your metabolism. Typically, a healthy diet consists of as many whole, non-processed foods as possible. That means plenty of non-starchy vegetables (like kale andContinue reading Is It Possible To Take Healthy Eating Too Far?
If you can’t help but step on the scale when you pop out of bed in the morning, consider yourself in good company. It’s hard not to get caught up in the number on the scale, but most experts agree that daily—or even weekly—weigh-ins are not our friend. Here, three experts explain why, and shareContinue reading Should You Stop Weighing Yourself? Probably.
Ever started a new fitness program and found yourself feeling more in-shape than ever—but weighing more than before you started? Don’t worry, that’s actually pretty common! “Almost all of my personal training clients, even athletes, notice weight gain at the onset of a progressive strength-training program,” says Erica Suter, C.S.C.S. “They get worked up overContinue reading Why You’re Losing Inches But Gaining Weight
We all know the ‘food coma’ feeling that hits after scarfing down a ginormous meal. But even if you’re not diving into a meal of massive proportions, there are some foods that definitely leave you with way less energy than you had before eating. Here, learn about the most common energy-draining foods and drinks—and howContinue reading 5 Foods and Drinks That Are Zapping Your Energy
We know it’s not the most fun thing to do, but looking at your bowel movements can help teach you a thing or two about your health.Continue reading What Your Bowel Movements Can Say About Your Health
When we think protein, we think muscle. And while this nutrient is crucial for repairing, maintaining, and building muscle, it also offers a long list of other important functions. “Protein helps our body maintain fluid and pH balance, structures our hair and nails, and supports organ function,” says Pamela Nisevich-Bede, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner ofContinue reading 7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein
Over the years I’ve tried just about every gut remedy out there. I decided to drink kombucha every day to see if it’s solve my major stomach issues. Continue reading I Drank Kombucha Every Day To Improve My Digestion—Here’s What Happened
If you’re not going #2, there are natural remedies that can help move things along.Continue reading 9 Natural Ways To Unclog Your Pipes
I’ve always had an unpredictable stomach. Whether it was due to my lactose intolerance (and the fact that I refused to give up fro-yo) or my anxious nature, la toilette and I have had a love-hate relationship for many moons, and any modesty when speaking the language of “bathroom” went out the window long ago.Continue reading I Tried The Mag O7 Oxygen Cleanse—Here’s My Honest Account
From skin exfoliation to home cleansing, epsom salt baths offer tons of wonderful benefits.Continue reading You Had No Idea Epsom Salt Could Do All Of These Things
Whether you’ve had trouble pooping, can’t stop yawning all day long, feel constantly hot or chilly, or can’t sit still, these seemingly random symptoms may point to an issue with one teeny tiny body part: your thyroid. According to the American Thyroid Association, up to 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease—and aContinue reading Could You Have a Thyroid Issue?
Did you know there is a best time of day to poop? Yep! Here’s everything you need to know.Continue reading This Is The Best Time Of Day To ‘Go’
No one enjoys being gassy, crampy, or bloated, but there’s so much more to gut health than avoiding toxic fumes or accepting the reality of frustrating bathroom emergencies. In fact, our gastrointestinal (GI) health (or lack thereof) has a significant impact on our immune function and our body’s ability to fight off harmful organisms andContinue reading 3 Ways To Give Your Tummy Some TLC
We remind ourselves every time we feel awkward in the office bathroom: Everyone poops. But then again, there are times when, well, not everyone can. We’ve all been backed up at some point. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, constipation is defined by spending time struggling on the toilet, unusually hard number-twos, and/or going fewerContinue reading 8 Foods And Drinks For When You Just Can’t Go [Infographic]
If you think you’re the only one logging extra time on the toilet, you’re misinformed. Almost everyone deals with constipation at some point. In fact, around $800 million is spent on laxatives in the U.S. each year, says Harvard Health Publications. Being backed up is uncomfortable, to say the least—but there are a lot ofContinue reading 7 Possible Reasons Why You Just Can’t Go