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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

Probiotics Benefits vs. Drawbacks

Probiotics Benefits vs. Drawbacks

Probiotics are live micro­organisms—bacteria and yeasts—that are commonly referred to as “good” bacteria. Probiotics benefits, experts believe, extend to our 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

Nourishing Your Microbiota

Microbes—bacteria and other tiny critters not visible to the naked eye but numbering in the trillions—are busy in your body. Many of these microbes benefit you. Others have the potential to cause harm. This community of microbes is called the microbiota. Their genes are called the microbiome.
“In recent years, we’ve

Falling for Japanese Fermented Foods

The origin of fermenting foods in Japan can be traced to China, circa 300 B.C., with the making of koji, a mash of grains fermented with Aspergillus oryzae, which is used to ferment other foods. The early Chinese recipe was brought to Japan by a Zen priest, who added soy.

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

Prebiotics, to Feed Your Good Bacteria

From yogurt to kombucha to supplements, probiotics appear to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, literally and figuratively. Probiotics are live bacteria and are believed to have properties that improve digestive health. Lactobacillus found in yogurt and other fermented foods is just one example. Though the National Center for

8. Dairy

Shift to Nutrient-Rich Dairy
According to the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most people in the U.S. would do well to increase their intake of nutrient-dense dairy products, such as low-fat milk and plain yogurt. These nutrient-rich dairy foods are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals that Americans tend to fall

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