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The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

You’re probably seeing a lot more “gluten-free” options on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus these days. That’s because gluten—proteins found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger your body to attack the lining of your small intestine if you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can damage the lining

Remedies for Constipation—Without Drugs 

Remedies for Constipation—Without Drugs 

No one wants to talk about constipation, but just about everyone has to deal with it at some point. Remedies for constipation vary, but most of us would rather resolve it without the use of medications.
Constipation, usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, may be

Probiotic Benefits for Chronic Fatigue Symptoms and Digestive Issues

Probiotic Benefits for Chronic Fatigue Symptoms and Digestive Issues

There’s nothing like suffering from debilitating chronic fatigue symptoms and digestive issues. Unfortunately, many people suffer from both. It’s not at all uncommon to be dealing with fatigue and bowel problems, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) simultaneously.[1,2] In this article, you’ll learn how probiotic benefits help chronic fatigue symptoms and can

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

Peppermint Benefits: Relief for IBS, Tension Headaches, and More

Peppermint Benefits: Relief for IBS, Tension Headaches, and More

Peppermint benefits include the treatment of digestive disorders and other conditions including headaches, according to the results of two reviews, one published in American Family Physician and the other in the British Medical Journal.

As more human studies demonstrating the effectiveness of encapsulated peppermint oil have been published over the past

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Although constipation is a symptom of an underlying problem that should be addressed, sometimes urgent action is required to move things along. This simple, safe mineral is one of the best constipation remedies.

Ask the Experts: Charcoal Risks; Food as Sunscreen

Q: What are the pros and cons for consuming charcoal?

A: Activated charcoal, also known as activated carbon, is a medicine used to treat oral poisonings. It is mixed with water and consumed as an effective treatment for a number of poisonous substances, when taken within an hour of the poison

Ask Dr. Etingin: Celiac Disease vs. Wheat Sensitivity; Fitness Bands

Q. Is there a difference between celiac disease and wheat sensitivity? I’ve noticed that I get a little bloated after eating bread, but that’s my only symptom. Could it be celiac disease?
A. It could be celiac disease, but only about one-third of adults with this condition have digestive issues such

Conquer Constipation Without Drugs

No one wants to talk about constipation, but just about everyone has to deal with it at some point. Usually defined as having less than three bowel movements in a week, constipation may be linked to diet and hydration issues, or to an underlying medical condition.
“For most people, eating a

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