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Keeping your digestive system in shape

Showing that the entire digestion process is working smoothly, regular bowel movements are the foundation of health. Here’s how to keep your system in shape. No one wants to talk about or admit to it, but according to the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology approximately one million Canadians a year suffer from constipation. Regularity of bowel movements is individual: One person may experience three a day while another may experience one every three days. At least that’s the view of conventional medicine. Natural health practitioners believe that the bowel is the foundation of good health and having two or three bowel movements daily is essential in keeping not only the bowel healthy, but also the whole body. Essentially, if your bowel movements occur less frequently than your food intake, you are suffering from constipation.  Bowel movements are essential to a healthy body. Unless we cleanse the system of toxins daily, they

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5 Tips for a daily detox routine

Small changes in our everyday habits can vastly improve our health and help our body to function optimally. LET’S face it: We live in a toxic world. It seems that the only escape would be to live in a bubble, but alas, that is not practical. Eating well and organic when possible helps, but it is not enough. The key is to make small changes in your daily routine that help to lessen the toxic load you are facing or help your body effectively deal with it. Here are five simple, effective daily changes that make a big difference. 5 Daily Detox Tips 1 Add plants to your home or workplace. Spider plants, aloe, Gerber daisies and chrysanthemum plants filter toxins from the air and add oxygen to indoor air. 2 Ladies, stop wearing bras that are too tight. Apart from being uncomfortable, bras that are too tight restrict lymphatic drainage (an elimination channel) in

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