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How to have a health digesive system?

Indigestion – a few words about it

When you have the feeling of malaise digestive, stomach pain or bloating, then we can definitely say that you have a difficult digestion. Most often these symptoms have an organic cause, and experts believe it could be due to slow absorption of food in the stomach or an excessive sensitivity of its walls. It could appear to anybody.

digestinol_6Remedies for Digestive Problems

Difficult digestion, burning, pain, flatulence … All of these are very common digestive problems and unpleasant which affect our lives. In most cases they are due to binge eating, strict diets and of course a stressful lifestyle with irregular meals, alcohol and tobacco.

How to avoid difficult digestion?

Pay attention to the food that you think you worse these symptoms and eliminate them from the diet. Eat little and often to avoid loading the digestive system. Chew food well and avoid eating cold or hot. I recommended as a natural remedy tea, mint, thyme, basil and anise. These are very effective in difficult digestion symptoms.

Stomach burn and how to avoid it

Gastric hyperacidity manifests as a burning sensation that can turn even the sternum. Although traditional remedy for treating this disease is antacid drug, however, it is not recommend for a long time because there is the danger that acid-alkaline balance of the stomach.

Try to live a more relaxed life, without stress. Practice relaxing in tense moments and avoid situations, which may cause anxiety. Eat slowly and chew well: do not drink water during meals. Avoid fats and spicy foods or spicy. Reduce or eliminate tobacco and coffee. Avoid constipation. Do not take medicines that contain aspirin, as they will damage the gastric mucosa.

What is the recommended natural remedy for indigestion?

Chew food well, drink at least two liters of water a day, not eating too late and too much tonight, not skipping meals, remove sweet and fatty food menu.
Another method is the use of Digestinol product. It contains Poly-SACC-ha-ride (AMP) molecules from the Aloe Vera plant. It is suitable for both children and adults or pregnant women. Digestinol eliminate reflux, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis in a long list of other digestive ailments. Used for 90 days Digestinol’s effects will be seen both inside and outside and the body will function better. It is all natural, so is better to take Digestinol just for those problems. The digest will be all natural and our system will be great. We have to know that Digestinol helps even the digestion of kids.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not enough known. Experts believe the disease could be triggered by a variable number of other ailments, such as fungal infections, gastroenteritis, treatment with antibiotics, food allergies or stress. Occur mainly in younger women (around 30 years) and are different from one person to another, including abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, nausea, constipation or diarrhea (often alternating), defecation urge – incontinence, in severe cases.


We are the audiovisual library of:

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario
Canadian Conference Brethren in Christ Church
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Our mission is to educate and nurture churches, schools, families and individuals by providing quality resources that demonstrate God’s love and promote peace.

Use the sidebar at left to browse and reserve materials, and find our more about us.

We offer printable short lists of our newest and most popular resources, by age category or hot topic. Click here to choose the lists most helpful to you.

Manager/Librarian: Laureen Harder-Gissing
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm ET
50 Kent Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1
Phone: (519) 745-8458 x225 1-800-313-6226 x225

How are we doing? Email comments or questions about our service to:

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About Us

For advice on how to order resources, see How to Order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can borrow resources?
How do I search the catalog for age-specific resources?
What have you got for children and youth?
What have you got for adult Sunday school classes or study groups?
What if I can’t find a series to suit my interests?
Why do you charge fees?
How do I adhere to copyright law with Resource Centre materials?
What is your connection with the MCC Resource Catalog?
What is the focus of your collection?
What is the history of the Resource Centre?

Who can borrow resources?
Individuals, congregations, schools and community groups are all welcome to use our resources. See how to order for details.

How do I search the catalog for age-specific resources?
See our printable Short Lists for the most current and popular materials for various age groups. Then search the catalogue for detailed descriptions of the titles that catch your interest. To see our entire collection for any one age group, go to the Advanced Search page, and choose your audience from the drop-down menu. And don’t forget to visit the Newest Resources section for the very latest!

What have you got for children and youth?
Many of our materials for children and youth can be used in faith-based or public school settings. Resources for children focus on teaching peace and global issues to a wide range of learning styles. Resources for youth focus on discussion starters about peace, the Bible, societal and global issues.

Teachers may be particularly interested in our Cultures and Countries and Global Issues subject headings, or the Short Lists for children, junior youth and youth. (See also the documentaries list, as many of these may also be of interest to youth.) If you are unsure about the suitability of our materials, feel free to preview them or consult the librarian.

What have you got for adult Sunday school classes or study groups?
The focus of our adult collection is video-assisted group study. Most of our series are 6 or 8 sessions in length. Topics range from Bible study and theological questions to social issues and current events. Many come with study guides and other teaching aids. Want to do a quick search? Adult Sunday School and Group Studies is a printable list of our most popular and current titles.

What if I can’t find a series to suit my interests?
Our documentary collection is often used by groups to build their own series, or enhance another curriculum. Our librarian is available to help with creating your own series.

Why do you charge fees?
The fees you pay go towards purchasing new materials and subsidizing shipping costs for our remote borrowers.

Educational videos are typically more expensive than those geared to the mass market. Since we aim to purchase videos with public performance or circulation licenses (so that you may show them in your church, school or other public settings), we often pay higher purchase prices. A significant portion of our collection has purchase prices in excess of $100, which means that many churches and groups could not afford to purchase these resources on their own. We are pleased to provide resources for loan to share the burden of the time and expense needed to acquire them.

Shipping costs are now approaching $20 or more. While we cannot provide free shipping, we are pleased to provide remote borrowers with subsidized shipping, in order to make our resources more accessible to all.

For more information on fees, see the Loan Policies & Fees page or contact us. If you wish to make a donation in addition to the fees charged, the Resource Centre will issue charitable tax receipts for amounts of $10 or more.

How do I adhere to copyright law with Resource Centre materials?
Copyright law is a complex and changing area. The following are basic guidelines only.

The Resource Centre makes every possible effort to purchase only materials that can be used legally in home, church and school settings. We generally avoid the purchase of materials that require additional Site Licenses to be shown in churches. It is illegal for borrowers to duplicate or charge a fee for showing our (and most) videos.

If there are exceptions or special circumstances for individual videos, we aim to note these in our catalogue, or explain at time of reservation or checkout. The borrower is responsible for adhering to copyright law.

Occasionally, we are asked to loan materials to documentary producers. These loans will be made for research purposes only. If a producer wishes to copy materials, regardless of whether or not they are used in the final product, they need permission from the copyright holder. Please contact the Resource Centre for more information.

What is your connection with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Resource Catalog?
We’re part of the MCC Resource Centre network. Many of the materials listed in the MCC Resource Catalog are housed with us; others are located at MCC offices across North America. When you order through the MCC catalogue, materials will come to you from the closest office where they are available. If you would like some assistance with this service, please contact us or your local MCC office.

What is the focus of your collection?
In reflecting our common Anabaptist heritage, the Resource Centre seeks to provide to constituent churches and schools as well as other related groups, audiovisual resources that promote Christian faith and peacemaking, and assist in demonstrating God’s love.

We are happy to offer our constituency carefully chosen, high quality materials that largely reflect an Anabaptist/Mennonite/Brethren in Christ perspective. At times we look farther afield for productions that might be helpful in our ministries when we cannot find them from Anabaptist producers.
We recognize that our churches are theologically and geographically diverse. Not every video contained in the centre will be appropriate for your group. Please take the time to preview each video you use and decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your setting.

We welcome and prayerfully consider your comments on existing resources and your suggestions for resources to add to our collection. If you have any comments or concerns about our services that you would like the Resource Centre Board of Directors to see, please write to the address above, addressed to “Resource Centre Board” or email
What is the history of the Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Resource Centre?
The Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Resource Centre was started in 1981 when Mennonite Central Committee Ontario and the former Inter-Mennonite Conference of Ontario (now Mennonite Church Eastern Canada) decided for the convenience of the users, to pool their audiovisual resources in one location. In 1985, the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches became a member conference. In 1988, the Canadian Conference of Brethren in Christ Churches, after years of unofficial involvement, also became a member. In 1992, the Resource Centre became a non-profit corporation and gained charitable status.
What began with eighteen 16mm films and 32 filmstrips and slidesets has now grown to over a thousand VHS, DVD, print and multimedia titles. We are rather unique in the church Resource Centre world because we are supported by more than one denomination. Representatives of the four member organizations make up the Resource Centre Board of Directors.

How to order

How to Place an Order

For advice on how to choose resources, see About Us.

Order audiovisuals in person, by telephone, e-mail, on the website or by mail in advance of your required date. We will take bookings up to six months in advance.

Ordering Through the Website

Browse our online catalogue, either by entering a keyword (top left corner of any page), browsing our Subject Categories, or conducting an Advanced Search.
Overwhelmed by choice? Check out the Short Lists of our most current and popular titles, or contact the librarian for suggestions. See the About Us page for additional search tips.
Add to your basket each item you wish to borrow. Note that in each record, if you click on “copy status,” you can see if an item is in the library, the date it is due back, and whether there are other upcoming reservations.
Click “view cart” to view, remove items, or empty your cart.
Click “checkout” on your cart to complete your order.
Log-in by entering your user name and password. Or register, if you are a new borrower.
Logging in will bring you to the “confirm order” page. For help on how to complete this page, click the links within the form, or read the information below. Use the “Notes” field to include any questions or special instructions.
Once you have completed this page, click “continue.”
An automatic email confirming that your request has been submitted will be sent to you. The librarian will follow up with a formal confirmation, and answer any questions you may have.
Confirming Your Order

Whether you are ordering on the website or in person, here are some details to consider:

1. For loan policies and borrowing fees, click here.

2. Choosing Shipping Method.
Pickup. If possible, you are encouraged to pick up materials at the Resource Centre, or have someone do this on your behalf. There are several options for pickup outside of Resource Centre hours. If we are closed on your pickup date, we will leave materials at the MCC Ontario reception desk, upstairs. Their hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday to Friday.

Pickup at MSCU. In addition, the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union has generously allowed us to use their courier system at no charge. You can pick up and return Resource Centre materials at any MSCU branch. Click here for branch locations. Indicate which branch you want your items sent to in the “Notes” area. The librarian will notify you if your order is too large to be delivered by the MSCU courier. Delivery usually takes 2 days. Please do not expect a call from MSCU staff when your items have arrived at the branch, although you are welcome to call them to check. Make sure items for return are safely packaged and labelled “Kitchener MSCU for Resource Centre.”

UPS or Mail. Please indicate your preference. Materials will by shipped by UPS, expedited parcel, or a combination of both, depending on which method is the most cost and time efficient. The charge for shipping is $10, which includes the cost of return. Within Ontario, UPS packages normally arrive within 1 business day, while expedited parcel takes 1-3 days.

More important information about UPS: UPS requires a signature upon delivery. If you know you will not be at home to receive the materials, you may wish to use another delivery location, e.g. another church member, a place of business or a neighbour. Rural addresses should be as specific as possible. In your UPS package, you will find a UPS auto-return label. This must be affixed to your return package. If the label has been misplaced, you are responsible for return costs. When the package is ready for return, call 1-800-742-5877 to let UPS know the “auto-return package” is ready for pickup.

Shipping Outside of Ontario: We will do our best to accommodate requests from outside of Ontario. The librarian will inform you as soon as possible if we are able to fill your request. To our American website visitors, please be advised that we normaly do not send our materials across the border. Our librarian may be able to advise you on U.S. sources for materials which we are unable to provide.
3. Returns
It is expected that all materials be returned by the due date so as not to inconvenience the next user. Remember, unlike most libraries, borrowers can reserve for specific dates. If you will not be able to return items by the due date, please contact us to avoid an overdue fine. Loans can be extended as long as this does not interfere with the next reservation.

4. Damage
Please report any damage. Do not try to mend materials. If a replacement is required, the user will be billed for the cost.

Loan Policies & Fees

Loan Policies

Due dates are negotiable, based on the length of time you will need, and whether or not there are other reservations already in place. Pick the dates you would prefer to receive and return the item(s).  Keep in mind that if you make a reservation after 3:00 pm on a Thursday, your reservation will not be processed until the following Tuesday morning when the Resource Centre reopens.

Items for preview usually go out for one week; contact us if you need more time.

It is expected that all materials be returned by the due date so as not to inconvenience the next user. Remember, unlike most libraries, borrowers can reserve for specific dates.  If you will not be able to return items by the due date, please contact us to avoid an overdue fine. Loans can be extended as long as this does not interfere with the next reservation.

Please report any damage. Do not try to mend materials. If a replacement is required, the user will be billed for the cost.

Borrowing Fees

Why do we charge borrowing fees? See About Us for information.

Fees will be invoiced when items are loaned; payment by cash or cheque is expected when items are returned. Some groups have accounts with us for materials used in their programs–check with your church, school or organization.

Mennonite Central Committee videos Free for all borrowers
Other videos:
Preview (1 week) $2 each
Viewing (1 video for 1 session) $7
Viewing (2 or more videos or series sessions) $5.25 each video or session
Viewing (7 or more videos or series sessions) $4.55 each video or session
For pickup/drop off at Mennonite Savings & Credit Union branch offices Free
Shipping (mail/UPS, includes cost of return)  $10
Fines $3.50/week
Non-constituency borrowers:
Preview (1 week) $2 each
Viewing (1 week) $10 each
Viewing (2 or more videos or series sessions) $7.50 each video or session
Viewing (7 or more videos or series sessions) $6.50 each video or session