For many women, period poop is totally a thing. You may have thought it was just you, but that’s probably because nobody shares this peculiarity that openly. Doctors claim that a change in the consistency, frequency, and smell of your poop during your period is absolutely common. We’ll get into this and other doozies in today’s article.
It’s normal to have anywhere from 3 bowel movements per day to 3 per week, and it differs from person to person. Our stool is an important clue to our overall health. While its main purpose is to rid the body of waste, it can serve another role, one that could possibly be life-changing.We might think fecal transplants are a present-day invention, but history says otherwise. The notion can be traced back to 1,700 years ago, when an ancient Chinese researcher, Ge Hong, used “yellow soup” to treat his patients who suffered from diarrhea.
Famous family recipes and old wives’ tales are passed along from generation to generation. Many of them were given to us by our grandmas, and to them by their grandmas, and so on. All in all, most of them were proven over time and are completely healthy and safe. Which we cannot say about many of today’s trends. They suddenly appear out of nowhere and are copied and applied without giving them any thought. When we really should be carefully examining them.
Drinking coffee on an empty stomach may increase the level of acid in the stomach and lead to bloating. Such researches are not new to us, but there are more habits that can ruin our digestive system and we’re even unaware of them.
Plants are essential for life on our planet since, through photosynthesis, they produce a good part of the oxygen we use to breathe. However, this is not the only function of these wonderful, living things. Some of them are also capable of cleaning the air, scaring away insects, curing respiratory problems, and even lifting our spirits.
A lot in the world has changed with the recent technological and cultural progress. For that reason, looking back at history, you may find yourself a little confused and amused by the myths people believed in, the ways they coped without useful devices we have today, and the things that were around for longer than you originally thought.
Our world is diverse and complicated, which is why it’s impossible to know about everything. We can be wrong about some things, which oftentimes causes feelings of confusion, especially when it comes to the simple stuff. That’s why they say, “Live and learn,” because even at 50, one might change their understanding of life, turning things upside down.
A waiter’s job is much more than serving appetizing dishes and getting tips. Sometimes they can unintentionally overhear some pretty interesting dialogue or watch comical situations. In a Reddit thread, workers from the serving sphere recalled the weirdest and most awkward dates that they had ever witnessed.
We often bite our nails when we feel anxious, bored, or just need to keep our hands busy. In fact, studies show that up to 30% of the world’s population tends to do this. Unfortunately, there are times when nail-biting can do more harm than good. If you still frequently find yourself biting your nails, now may be best time to stop this habit.
A group of researchers from the University of Nevada-Reno discovered that coffee grounds can be used as biodiesel, and quite possibly in the near future, your car fumes will smell like a cup of freshly brewed cappuccino. But that very first cup of coffee that fuels most of us in the morning may not be the best way to start your day. In fact, doctors believe the best time to enjoy your cup of java is mid- to late-morning, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Indoor plants tend to be more and more popular due to people living in small apartments. When decorating their homes, people might end up choosing plants that they should actually be careful of, especially when your health may be at risk. Here at Bright Side we do understand that having a houseplant brings joy and a little green into our lives, but we also want to keep you and your family safe from becoming intoxicated. Beware: the list of plants below may surprise you!
There’s an old adage that says to “trust your gut.” Although this usually translates to trusting your instincts and intuition, the saying is also applicable to your physical well-being. Your gut or your gastrointestinal tract has everything to do with how food comes into your body and back out of it. It plays a major role in helping your body power through whatever hurdles it may come across.
Some dishes are so spicy, that chefs have to wear a gas mask while cooking to protect their eyes from burning. Eating hot food has an undeniable influence on the whole body. But not many people are aware of the positive and negative effects they’ll have to face.
It’s a warm summer day and you’re dying to open that can of soda you’re holding in your hand. You can’t wait to hear that hypnotic sizzling sound that soda makes while it cools down in a glass full of ice cubes. Thinking about this can make you drool, but it is important to keep in mind that if you forget to clean the lid, you might be drinking insect or animal waste without even realizing it. Cans of food and beverages travel a long way before you can get them at your closest convenience store. They are stored in large warehouses and transported in trucks, where they could potentially become contaminated by the presence of small animals or by the very dirt of the environment in which they are stored.
It’s normal to worry about your child when they’re not feeling well. But the important part is to assess their symptoms and conclude whether they’re truly unhealthy, or just a sign of something benign. To dispel your worries, doctors have something to say about the symptoms that your children show.
Neglecting to wash and take care of some parts of our body can lead to serious health problems. If we don’t wash our hands, we may end up with respiratory diseases and diarrhea. Besides that, there are other body parts that require better hygiene than we thought.
Burning, dull, sharp pain or cramping in different areas of your belly can tell a lot about how your body currently feels. Since the belly contains a lot of important organs and nerve endings, there are many factors that can cause pain in different places. An unhealthy diet, too much food, and some medication can cause ulcers, gallstones, or even heartburn. That’s why it’s important to locate the pain and take the necessary measures immediately.
The most common side effects of taking antibiotics are nausea and diarrhea. Almost everyone knows about them either from doctors or from their own experience. But American scientists found that at least 20% of people who have taken antibiotics in their life have experienced other side effects. We want to tell you about these side effects in this article.
Now that medicine is developing so quickly, medications come in all possible forms and dosages. Whenever we face a health problem, we try to figure out what capsules, tablets, or drops we should take to ease the symptoms. Spinach, turmeric, garlic, and bananas — these products are associated with cooking. However, in many cases, their unique properties make them work just as good as conventional medications.
Keep in mind that food intolerance and food allergies are not the same things. Generally, food intolerance symptoms are not life-threatening but can still be quite unpleasant. Sometimes the symptoms of a food intolerance can be so mild that you don’t even think you have an intolerance. But once you figure it out and simply decrease your intake of the offending food, you may never have that discomforting feeling again.
Gluten is called a silent killer because it can cause chronic damage throughout the body. Sometimes the patient isn’t even aware of the consequences of gluten consumption. So, it’s better to check if your body has a gluten intolerance.
According to the Institute of Medicine in the US, adults should consume 400 micrograms of folic acid a day. This substance, also called folate or vitamin B9, is crucial for our health as it helps our body make and repair DNA and produce red blood cells. If your body lacks folate, you may suffer from certain symptoms and even develop anemia, a condition when your internal organs can’t get enough oxygen to work properly.
The world is an amazing place. Just when it seems that you’ve seen everything, it surprises you with something new. Even ordinary things sometimes turn our worlds upside down when we see them from an unusual angle. For example, it turns out that 1/10 of the world’s gold reserves belongs to Indian housewives, and there are people from a village that have a sleeping sickness causing them to fall asleep for an entire week! How can we get that disease?
When your little one cries, baby reflexology can come to the rescue. It’s a massage technique based on the connection of body organs to certain points on the feet and palms. By applying pressure to them, you can soothe your child when they have colic or constipation. By the way, baby feet are easier to massage because they’re flat. Children develop arches only at the age of 2 or 3 when they start walking on their own.