Digestive Health is a general term that describes when you are feeling your best as a result of consuming a balanced diet AND having regular, healthy elimination.

"Regularity," the process by which the body moves food through digestion and absorbs nutrition while eliminating waste, is a vital contributor to overall daily health.

When the body isn't moving food properly, or is "irregular," unwanted short- and longterm effects can impact one's lifestyle and even your overall outlook.

Anyone who suffers from irregularity knows the uncomfortable symptoms. A wellfunctioning human digestive tract will extract nutrients and other valuable components from food as it travels through the body, ideally spending just the right amount of time in moving waste material out.

Almost one in four American adults suffer from digestive health issues, which can be the result of poor eating habits, heredity, stress, disease, medications' side effects or simply natural aging.

Among options for treatment are over-the-counter remedies-bulking agent powders to mix with liquid-and prescription medications to ease the discomfort of difficult elimination. Nutrition professionals, however, recommend eating a well-balanced diet rich in fiber and minerals which contribute naturally and directly to good digestive health.