Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Heartburn May Signal Reflux Disease

· · Digestive Health

Up to 15 million Americans are thought to suffer from heartburn (a form of indigestion that is felt as a burning sensation in the chest) each day—but it isn’t normal to have heartburn after every meal, according to Mount Sinai gastroenterologist Brijen Shah, MD. “If you do, it’s possible that  … Read More

Eating to Fight Peptic Ulcers

· · Digestive Health

People used to say stomach ulcers were caused by too much stress or spicy food, and the best thing to do when the pain flared up was to drink a nice big glass of milk. It turns out everything about that statement was wrong.

What They Are. Peptic ulcers are open  … Read More

How Diet and Lifestyle Can Fight Heartburn and GERD

· · Digestive Health

If you sometimes suffer a burning sensation behind your breastbone, you’re far from alone. An estimated 44% of American adults suffer heartburn at least once a month, and about 20% have a serious form called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Many sufferers treat their symptoms with over-the-counter or prescription drugs: The generic  … Read More

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

· · Daily

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders, among them asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. But what is leaky gut?

At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to be tighten woven fabric. The holes allow  … Read More

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

· · Digestive Health

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders including asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to tightly woven fabric. The holes allow particles, such as toxins and harmful bacteria,  … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Probiotics

· · Digestive Health

Probiotics are live micro­organisms—bacteria and yeasts—that are commonly referred to as “good” bacteria. They are believed to benefit digestive health by increasing the population of good bacteria in the intestines, which prevents “bad” bacteria (for example, Clostridium difficile and Escherichia coli) from causing illness.
Yogurt and kefir (a drink made from  … Read More

Gallstones an Issue for Many Seniors

· · Digestive Health

If you tend to suffer from sharp pain in your upper right abdomen after eating, and the pain radiates to your shoulder blade and back, you may have a gallbladder problem. Older adults are at particular risk, with gallbladder disease one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain  … Read More



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