Tag: constipation

Flaxseed Tea

How and why to make Flaxseed Tea Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is one of the richest sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid. Flaxseeds are also high in lignans, micronutrients that have been shown to be anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumour.1 Flaxseeds are mucilaginous, meaning they absorb fluid and secrete mucilage, a […]


Technically, if you are having less than three bowel movements a week, you are constipated. Ideally you would have a bowel movement for every meal you eat. However, for most people once or twice a day is the norm. Common symptoms of constipation include: Constipation is a common problem and we all experience it at […]

What is IBS?

What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the lower bowel that affects more women than men, usually between the ages of 20 – 40 years. It is called a syndrome because IBS can present a wide range of correlated symptoms, varying in severity from mild to debilitating, […]