Tag: digestive problems

Ask Tufts Experts: More on A2 Milk, Carrageenan Safety, Flaxseeds.

Q: In the July issue you talked about A2 milk. Could you clarify if this product will help with my lactose intolerance?
A: John Leung, MD, an allergist, gastroenterologist, and director of the Center for Food Related Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, explains, “A2 milk is almost identical to the milk

Probiotics and Antibiotics Should Go Together Like Cheese and Wine

Probiotics and Antibiotics Should Go Together Like Cheese and Wine

Many people believe using probiotics and antibiotics together is a necessity. That’s because antibiotics do not discriminate. They wipe out all bacteria in their path, whether harmful or good, which can upset healthy balances in the gastrointestinal tract and other body functions.  To avoid losing the good bacteria, many people

Connections Between Fibromyalgia and Diet

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body. Other common symptoms include sleep difficulties, fatigue, depression, anxiety, cognition and memory problems (known as “fibro fog”), migraine headaches, and digestive problems. A significant percentage of fibromyalgia sufferers alter their diet to relieve symptoms, despite a

Spice Up Your Life With High Blood Pressure Remedies

Spice Up Your Life With High Blood Pressure Remedies

Did you know you may have historical wonder drugs in your cabinet? And we’re not referring to your medicine cabinet. Herbs and spices have been used as antidotes ever since mankind felt the first pangs of pain and illness. Many spices and herbs that you can find in your cabinet are great

8 Complications of Diabetes You Should Recognize and Act Upon

8 Complications of Diabetes You Should Recognize and Act Upon

Diabetes is a condition characterized by an increase in blood sugar or glucose levels. If this increase is not controlled, it can lead to many other health problems in the long term. That’s the true danger of diabetes. For example, over time complications of diabetes can include heart or cardiovascular problems

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

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