November 26, 2015


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Improves with Diet

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that affects 10 to 20 percent of the population. Those affected commonly present with long-term abdominal pain or discomfort, as well as a bloated feeling, diarrhea or constipation. The FODMAPs diet has been shown to ease the symptoms of IBS.

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Ease Pain With Pain-Fighting Foods

Doctors, prescriptions and exercises—they all can work wonders for pain management. But incorporating one or two simple ingredients into your diet could magnify the progress you’re already making. Many naturally occurring proteins, fats and antioxidants can help you treat both everyday and chronic pain. And some super foods help fend off degenerative diseases and cancers. Use this guide to plan a diet that can fight pain for you.

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Opioid-Induced Constipation and Cost

Constipation can be an uncomfortable side effect associated with the use of opioid analgesics, a class of medications commonly prescribed for several chronic pain conditions, including low back pain and some forms of arthritis. New research findings suggest opioid-induced constipation also can be an expensive proposition for those who suffer from it.

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Apricot Squares

Try these delicious apricot squares for dessert. Apricots are rich in antioxidants and are a good source of vitamins A and C.

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Acupuncture is thought to restore this balance. It’s a form of stimulation that increases blood flow and endorphin levels, the body’s natural painkillers.

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