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Ginger is an underground stem plant (known as the rhizome) called Zingiber Officinale. Its uses are almost endless and traditionally, the herb has been used in medicine making, culinary applications and as a spice as well. Medicinally, ginger for digestion is the most common application with it being used for everything from nausea to constipation effectively.
Ginger is the root part of a plant that is used for a wide variety of applications. It is used quite extensively in cooking, flavoring main dishes and desserts with a spicy and very characteristic flavor. It is also used for medicine, and has been for literally thousands of years. Ginger is popularly used for medicinal applications in the form of a tea, where the soothing beverage provides many benefits like seasickness and arthritis pain.
Natural digestive enzymes are found in the saliva, the stomach and the small intestine. Their purpose is to break down the food we eat into molecules that can be absorbed. There are three basic types of natural digestive enzymes. Proteases are essential to breaking up proteins in the foods we eat. Lipases are responsible for breaking up fats. Amylases are used to break up carbohydrates. All of them are equally important to a balanced diet.
Indigestion during pregnancy is about as likely as receiving a few too many onesies at a baby shower. As pregnancy progresses, so do the gastrointestinal ails that can accompany it such as gas, stomach bloating, nausea, constipation and diarrhea. In fact, many women complain of chronic indigestion during this time.
Those that are wondering what is indigestion will find that the answer is not always clear cut. Symptoms can vary from person to person and range in severity and intensity as well. Most commonly, bloating and gas, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and constipation, burning and pain in the abdomen and an acidic taste in the mouth are frequent results, according to WebMD. And it can be encountered regularly, with people experiencing what can seem like constant indigestion, or very occasionally
For most people, indigestion and nausea occur infrequently. Often, this is a result of simply over indulging, eating disagreeable foods and beverages, over consumption of alcohol or eating food too fast. In this instance, the condition is known as acute indigestion or acute dyspepsia
Acid reflux refers to the dysfunction of the circular muscle at the entrance to the stomach that functions as an opening and closing valve. In people not experiencing reflux, this valve remains shut except when food is passing through it
Autoimmune diseases typically affect women more often than men. Celiac disease, an autoimmune process by which the body attacks its own tissues in response to gluten intake, is no exception. In fact, women are between two and three times more likely to develop the condition than men are
The benefits of magnesium are plentiful, and the compound is useful for combating many common gastrointestinal troubles, although the mineral is essential to hundreds of bodily functions. Proper magnesium levels are essential for good heart health, good nerve health and the normal function of muscles