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Managing and Avoiding a Bloated Belly

From elaborate brunches to elegant evening meals, the holidays are filled with opportunities to enjoy culinary creations. But, if you easily get bloated and gassy, eating at holiday gatherings may make you a little nervous.

“Since older adults tend to eat less to begin with, bloat can be dangerous in that

Zinc: Does It Really Fight Off a Cold?

Zinc: Does It Really Fight Off a Cold?

You’re achy and stuffy and your throat feels like you swallowed sandpaper. Congratulations! You’ve got a cold. Now what? From eating chicken soup to sleeping in wet socks, people try a multitude of cures for the common cold. One of the best scientifically proven remedies, however, can be found in

From the Editor

Your digestion is a vast and complex system. Every day, it works to digest food and absorb vital nutrients your body needs to stay strong, active, and healthy. Its dense network of nerves also can affect how you think and feel—in fact, some refer to the digestive system as our

6. Stress and Anxiety Treatment—Medical Options

Now that you know the causes and effects of stress and anxiety, it’s time to learn how to deal with them. Don’t despair: Both are highly treatable. Many of the ill effects caused by anxiety and stress can be reversed (or at least improved) by treating the causes of your

Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning

A recent widespread outbreak of food poisoning underlines the fact that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. In all, 172 people had been affected by the time the outbreak began winding down in May. They contracted a particularly virulent form of E.

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able

What Are Dairy Intolerance Symptoms? Gas, Nausea, Diarrhea, and More

What Are Dairy Intolerance Symptoms? Gas, Nausea, Diarrhea, and More

If you’ve ever experienced stomach pain after taking down a glass a milk or found yourself running to the bathroom after a bowl of ice cream, you may be experiencing dairy intolerance symptoms.

Dairy intolerance symptoms are typically stomach-related as your body fails to properly digest the dairy product you consumed.

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.

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

If you have a list of foods that you regularly avoid because they cause nausea, hives, swelling, cramping, gas, or diarrhea, it’s natural to assume that you’re suffering from a food allergy. But it may not be what it seems. While some of these reactions are distinctly related to allergies,

Editor’s Note: Recognize and Get Help for Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in his or her lifetime. Anxiety is a normal response. When you’re faced with a stressful situation, such as a car accident or a job interview, your body’s automatic “fight or flight” mechanism is triggered, producing hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol. These chemicals

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