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How a Cystic Fibrosis Drug Given Prenatally Changed the Lives of One Family

Stanford Childrens

Before birth, both of the couple’s sons — Jaxon, born in 2018, and Elijah, born in 2020 — developed bowel blockages related to cystic fibrosis , a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. After the surgeries, Jaxon and Elijah faced extended hospital stays and long-term digestive complications.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Eat More Fiber Part 3

Growing Healthy Kids

Fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and for lowering cholesterol." --University of California San Francisco (ucsfhealth.org) Are you getting about 35 grams of dietary fiber a day? Our digestive system, to be specific. When we eat enough fiber, everything just works better. The plumbing, that is.

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The Art of Breath Control: Harnessing the Benefits of Kapalbhati

The Sporting

Kapalbhati Pranayama offers a natural and effective solution for it, as the gentle stimulation of the abdominal muscles during Kapalbhati aids in improving intestinal peristalsis and the functioning of the digestive system. Enhances Digestion and Metabolism This practice can also help with other digestive issues.

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A Guide to Nutrition For Rhythmic Gymnasts

The Sporting

Fruits and vegetables are also great sources of fibre, which can help to keep the digestive system healthy. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which can help to support immune function and promote overall health.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Teen Health 101

These proteins are distinctly prominent in mucus-producing layers of tissue, including those found throughout the digestive system, pulmonary system and within other organs of the body. The transportation of ions is crucial on a cellular level, as they dictate the movement of water intracellularly by osmosis.

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5 Ways to Talk and Encourage a Positive Body Image for Your Child

Sports for Schools

Empty stomach vs full stomach – teach your child how their digestive system works and why we eat when our stomachs feel ‘empty’, and don’t eat when our stomachs feel ‘full’. Called ‘self-attuned eating’, this practice encourages children to understand that when they feel full, they don’t need to eat anymore.

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Sweat Your Way to Wellness: The Top 10 Benefits of Saunas

The Sporting

Your digestive system can also suffer. Stress can disrupt the normal functioning of our digestive tract, leading to issues like stomach aches, indigestion and even inflammatory bowel diseases. Stress increases your heart rate and blood pressure, placing strain on the heart and blood vessels.