Fiber - it’s a bit misunderstood. Conventional wisdom associates a high-fiber diet with going to the bathroom regularly, and not many other benefits. For many people, fiber is viewed as a “medicine” that gets things moving down there, usually a thick, granular solution like Metamucil or other fiber-based drink that’s tough to gag down.
Gut Health Blog - Your Gut, Your Health
Digestive diseases and disorders are very common in the United States today, responsible for over 22 million visits to the doctor's office annually. One reason for this alarming number is that there are so many different conditions that affect the digestive system. Combing through all of these conditions can raise more questions, starting with "What do all of these acronyms stand for?"
Before Vitamin D was isolated and identified as a compound in the 1930s, the medical community knew its benefits. The “sunshine cure” for rickets and tuberculosis, prescribed by doctors and practiced in sanitoriums with bright balconies and rooftop terraces, had identified (correctly) the restorative powers of the sun. The magical healing component? We now know it to be Vitamin D.
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