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Foods to Soothe Digestive Woes

Approximately 35 million Americans are afflicted with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), marked by chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation, and often nausea, bloating and excess gas, too. IBS is the most common gut condition diagnosed by gastroenterologists (specialists in digestive tract diseases). There isn’t a test for IBS per se,

The Siren Call of “Gluten-Free”

Thousands of consumers flock to the gluten-free aisles of the grocery store under the misguided conviction that they will achieve weight loss or good health by eliminating gluten-containing foods from their diet. This, despite the fact that gluten-free diets can lack essential nutrients—most gluten-free foods are not enriched or fortified

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Watch Out For

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Watch Out For

Grapefruit seed extract uses are numerous due to its action as a highly concentrated, natural general antimicrobial and antioxidant. Grapefruit seed extract benefits include killing all kinds of infectious microbes—bacterial, viral, and fungal—at least in test tube and animal studies.[1,2]
What’s in Grapefruit Seed Extract?
The main compounds in grapefruit seeds

Ask the EN Experts: Bulletproof Coffee; IBS

Q. Are there any true benefits from drinking “bulletproof” coffee?

A. Drinking “bulletproof “ coffee, a trend that emerged from high fat and “Paleo” diets, involves adding 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter and 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil directly to your morning cup of coffee as a breakfast replacement. Dave Asprey, the

Look to Diet and Stress Relief to Help You Manage IBS

Up to 40 million Americans have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but diagnosis can be a drawn-out process that often involves invasive procedures such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. Diagnosing IBS in older adults is also complicated by the fact many seniors take medications that can cause symptoms similar to IBS.

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Ask the Experts: Peppermint Oil

Q. Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years for various stomach problems, including IBS. The oil is believed to have anti-spasmodic properties that help to relax the muscles of the intestine, and some research also suggests that it may have antimicrobial effects that reduce harmful bacteria.

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