Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Reduce Bloating with These Foods

· · Digestive Health

Bloating is a common discomfort that affects everyone. It is primarily caused by the foods we eat, but it also can be exacerbated by what we don’t get enough of in our diets, such as fiber or fluids.

However, there are dietary strategies that can help reduce or prevent bloating.

“Most important  … Read More

Ask the Doctor: Leaky Gut Syndrome; The Keto Diet

· · Digestive Health

Q: My doctor ordered a test for leaky gut syndrome. What is this condition, and what does the test entail?

A: A leaky gut syndrome test will help determine whether you have increased intestinal permeability, a condition in which the lining of your small intestine allows bacteria and undigested food particles  … Read More

Controlling Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

· · Digestive Health

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that encompasses ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease. These two conditions can significantly disrupt your daily life with symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, and fatigue. Fortunately, doctors now have a much better understanding of these diseases, and many treatment  … Read More

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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