Tag: digestive disorders

Beyond Gluten: Could It Be Wheat Sensitivity?

Beyond Gluten: Could It Be Wheat Sensitivity?

Wheat and gluten (a protein in wheat) are at the top of the list of foods being targeted for causing “food sensitivities.” Many people who may test negative for celiac disease, which calls for a lifelong gluten-free diet, and wheat allergy still experience discomfort with wheat consumption. Here’s an overview

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

Beyond Gluten: Could It Be Wheat Sensitivity?

Wheat and gluten (a protein in wheat) are at the top of the list of foods being targeted for causing “food sensitivities.” Many people who may test negative for celiac disease, which calls for a lifelong gluten-free diet, and wheat allergy still experience discomfort with wheat consumption. Here’s an overview

Diverticulitis Definition, Treatments, and Prevention

Diverticulitis Definition, Treatments, and Prevention

What is diverticulitis? Definition-wise, it’s a condition that’s best explained by describing how it starts—and what it starts as. According to The Diverticulitis Foundation of America, half of Americans older than age 60 have diverticulosis, a condition where small pouches (about the size of large peas) called diverticula bulge outward

2016 Topic Index

(month, page number)
BEVERAGES
Longevity Benefits Seen with Moderate Coffee Drinking (Feb., 1)

Tea Storage (Feb., 8)

Caffeine Doesn’t Cause Heart Jitters (April, 3)

New Reasons to Skip Sugary Drinks (April, 6)

Kombucha Tea (May, 8)

Drink Up to Stay Healthy and Hydrated This Summer (June, 4)

Instant Coffee (June, 8)

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

Extra Zinc Boosts Immune System in Older Adults

Your immune system weakens as your body ages, making older adults more susceptible to infections. But the mineral zinc may play an important role in staving off such infections. Previous research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts has shown that 30% of

How to Find a Good Doctor: Integrative Medicine Doctors Are Best

How to Find a Good Doctor: Integrative Medicine Doctors Are Best

Finding a good doctor near your home can be a daunting task – especially if you are looking for a physician who will support your own “natural medicine” beliefs of limited pharmaceuticals, treating the root cause, and using nutrition and other natural therapies as the first line of attack on

Meeting Your Vitamin B12 Needs

Vitamin B12 is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It is also required for red blood cell formation and supports healthy brain and nerve function. In addition, research has linked adequate vitamin B12 levels to a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Studies have shown that taking a supplement

New Age Probiotic Beverages

As people become more interested in probiotics—live microorganisms sometimes referred to as “good bacteria”—;as well as healthier, lower-sugar drink choices, new options are showing up in the beverage aisle, like probiotic soda, bottled water, and carbonated drinks. But just how healthy are these beverages?
Probiotic buzz
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur

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