Digestive Health

Digestive Health

The Gut Microbiota

· · Digestive Health

The gut microbiota—a community of trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in the human digestive tract—may have a powerful impact on human health. The study of the microbiota (or microbiome) is a major frontier in nutrition research, as scientists work to understand how these organisms interact with our  … Read More

The Best Probiotics for Resolving Digestive Distress

· · Digestive Health

Probiotics are considered “good” bacteria because they support digestive function and limit the growth of “bad” bacteria. In addition to yogurt and other fermented foods, they are available in supplement form, but it can be daunting to choose from the numerous products at most pharmacies and health food stores. Before  … Read More

PPIs and Pneumonia Risk

· · Digestive Health

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) are some of the most commonly used drugs. When used for short-term treatment, they are safe and effective for managing gastroesophageal reflux disease, healing peptic ulcers, and reducing gastropathy that is associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Safe in the Short Term, but Often Overused. Studies have found, however,  … Read More

12. Conclusion

Your digestive system works hard 24/7 to ensure your body and mind receives the nutrients it needs to function at its absolute best at all times. It’s a tough job, and various parts need to work together as a team to ensure everything is done right. So, it is understandable  … Read More



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