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Digestion

Digestion and indigestion are becoming hot topics of discussion in the medical community. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is causing intestinal problems for an increasingly large number of people. Here you can learn about your digestive system, how it relates to your immune system and what you can do to ensure that you keep your self in good digestive health.

FODMAPs as a treatment for IBS: What to Know

Whenever a patient presents with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the first thing I want to know about isn’t what’s coming out, but rather, what they are putting into their bodies. Your diet is a critical factor in how all of your body systems operate, especially your digestive system. And one group of very […]

IBS treatment with Vitamin D

sunshine for Vitamin D to fight IBS flooding a meadow
Now that the spring sun has finally decided to stick around for a while, I have a special message to readers who want to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Get some sun! Yes, I’m being serious. New research has shown that Vitamin D can help alleviate IBS, and exposure to the sun […]

Natural Constipation Remedies

Your bathroom is your sanctuary – your own personal spa if you will. The many things you do in there often make you feel cleaner, more attractive, lighter, etc. And it’s no coincidence that a toilet is called your throne. You are the master while sitting on it. You order your bowels to release your […]

Prevent gallstones from forming naturally

carrots, beets, tomato smmothie
The gallbladder is one of the most underappreciated organs in the human body. In fairness though, it’s hard to really understand the importance of the gallbladder because its job is so “under the radar.” The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below your liver. Your liver produces a fluid called bile, and the […]

Melatonin: natural heartburn relief

Today, let’s give melatonin an extra dose of respect.  This body-clock-regulating hormone calms us for sleep as darkness falls, and rouses us to greet the day.  It also plays a role when heartburn and acid reflux strike. So, if you’re a sufferer, read on for natural heartburn relief. The burning question—what is (and isn’t) acid […]

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is not IBS

Intestinal disorders, in their myriad forms, plague tens of millions of people in the U.S. There’s leaky gut syndrome, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)…and a new bad kid in town, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO isn’t really new, but it’s bad, and we see it increasingly often, especially when there’s underlying IBS. What Is […]

High Meat Diet Risks Gut Pain

Another day, another health threat that often refuses to give us clear symptoms.  Diverticulitis can develop when small, bulging pouches in the colon, diverticula, become inflamed or infected. The good news?  It’s fixable. It’s tricky though.  Not only can you be symptom free for years, but when symptoms do appear, they can present similarly to […]

Manage IBS Naturally

A shocking number of people suffer from IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. About 45 million in America alone—15% of the population. And, perhaps most frustrating, there’s no good way to deal with IBS. Or, rather, there wasn’t until now. But, thanks to some researchers in Australia, there’s a new diet that solves—or at least alleviates—IBS […]

Natural Nausea Treatments

We’ve all been there.  That queasy, uneasy, uncomfortable uncertainty—am I going to throw up? It’s horrible. Big Pharma’s in the game, of course. And some drugs are useful for extreme, nausea-causing conditions, like chemotherapy. But in most cases, natural remedies are better. What causes nausea? There are scores of conditions that can bring on nausea. […]

Probiotic Flush Benefits

Everyone should be taking probiotics daily. In our modern diets, the foods that naturally contain the beneficial bacteria your gut needs—fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi—are truly good for you, and they help. But your stomach acids kill most of the beneficial bacteria before they can get to your small intestines, where they do […]
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