Tag: gut bacteria

Potato Redemption

Maligned for years by dieters and the popular press, white potatoes have been blamed for increasing overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes risk. Could the world’s third largest food crop, behind rice and wheat, truly be the culprit of ill health? EN takes a closer look at the science.

Potatoes have

What Causes Diarrhea?

What Causes Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a digestive disorder that happens to just about everyone at some time. Loose, watery stools, cramps, bloating, and frequent bathroom trips are all common symptoms.

So what causes diarrhea? There are all kinds of potential triggers; these are among the most common:

Food intolerances. Lactose intolerance and other conditions that

Ulcerative Colitis: Foods to Avoid During Flare-Ups

Ulcerative Colitis: Foods to Avoid During Flare-Ups

People with the digestive disease ulcerative colitis (UC) have learned the hard way that eating certain foods can make symptoms worse.

“What you eat directly affects gut inflammation, your immune system, and your gut bacteria,” says Colleen Webb, RDN, a dietitian at Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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

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.

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affects Both Mood and Cognition

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affects Both Mood and Cognition

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of

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