Browse Category: Digestive
Searching for acid reflux cures? If you’re tired of the painful symptoms of acid reflux then looking for an answer is certainly understandable. After all, “suffering through” can make for some miserable days. The chest discomfort, painful burning as acids from your stomach recede into your throat and esophagus . . . not only is it uncomfortable, it can lead to more dangerous conditions – including cancer.
Does this sound like you?
After a meal, you feel bloated to the point you have to unbutton the top button of your pants.
You avoid certain kinds of foods like the plague.
You’re scared to death you’ll have an embarrassing gas attack in front of your friends or coworkers.
You frequently have irregular bowels and may struggle with constipation.
If you said yes, you have plenty of company. Gastric problems, especially bloating, affects up to 30% of adults. Not only are digestion issues uncomfortable, they can even dictate your social life. You tend to avoid going out with friends because you know chances are whatever you choose from the menu is likely to give you problems later on.
Baby bottles and formula seemed to come to the forefront just when society decided that breastfeeding was somehow not socially acceptable. And since then the debate has been on: to breastfeed or not to breastfeed? Well, new research suggests that the former is definitely beneficial when it comes to the life-long digestive health of your child.
Imagine trying to have dinner with your friends but all you can think about is where the nearest restroom is. Or imagine being sick with cramps several times per day. Not fun, right? Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to address these issues – and without a doctor’s prescription. Regardless of your digestive problems, probiotics and fiber can be a valuable weapon in your fight for a better life.
I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of the new disease that seems to be rising to epidemic levels in our nation: Celiac disease. Far from a simple discomforting condition, Celiac disease can be a life-threatening malady. Fortunately researchers are finding effective ways to battle the effects of this disease, including the use of the B vitamins.
Resveratrol has received a substantial amount of media attention in the last several years – and for good reason! This compound has significant anti-inflammatory effects, and studies have indicated it can increase heart health, lung function, and overall wellbeing when consumed in moderate amounts. And now, a new European study indicates that it may play a role in reducing the risk of developing ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, two debilitating gastrointestinal illnesses that cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and intestinal bleeding.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most unsettling syndromes that you may deal with on a daily basis. For many years there have been very few options that truly worked for helping minimize the symptoms. Initially, people went for diets low in fiber. The problem with that is that fiber is a very important part of a daily diet plan and not having any will create an entirely separate set of problems. However, new studies have been done on how you can use probiotic supplements to reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Chocolate can be a sinful treat, but indulging in the right type and quantity can help shape your metabolism and overall digestive health. It’s true! In addition, researchers noted certain metabolic profiles may respond within only 2 weeks treatment. Now that’s a recommendation we can get behind!
If you're not tuned in to the many benefits of probiotics . . . you really should be! Research has pointed to health benefits ranging from improved digestion to healthy skin, and even better sleep. And the benefits aren't just for grown-ups either. Author and blogger Bob Condor describes how probiotics may help stop diarrhea in kids when used properly. Keep reading to find out more!
Colon health is something that each and every one of us should be concerned about. And now, for people with a history of colon polyp formation, a new study suggest that use of selenium based antioxidant supplements might help prevent the development of new colon polyps. Keep reading for more information on this recent research.
Sufferers of Crohn’s Disease may have some good news. More and more research is suggesting that probiotics can successfully be used for treatment of this debilitating condition. Keep reading for more information on this developing research.
Many people have jumped on the bandwagon of colon cleanses, following this path believing that clearing out the colon can result in better overall health, and reduce weight in the process. Some people have specific health issues that they want to address, such as constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or gas. And while some people get some positive benefit from the procedure, it is not always necessary. Given that it can be a bit of a commitment, it is worthwhile understanding the facts behind the treatment and weighing whether it is worth the trouble.
In a recent study, conducted at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, researchers have found what they believe to be a link between an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and those who suffer from constipation. The study, conducted by Mayo’s Dr. Walter A. Rocca and colleagues, found that a history of constipation indicated a roughly two times more frequent connection with Parkinson’s disease down the road.
While the occasional bouts with gassiness happen to you from time to time, they are usually the result of a particular food item that you ate. In most cases these occurrences are nothing more severe than mildly uncomfortable and a source of temporary embarrassment for you and those around you. For others of you, the diagnosis of a condition such as irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive system deficiency means having to identify and reduce or eliminate food sources that result in more serious symptoms of gas that include severe abdominal cramping. Some of those foods? Veggies. Keep reading to find out which ones!
Constipation can be uncomfortable, as well as painful. If you’ve ever suffered from constipation (and who hasn’t?), then you know! And with all the decadent foods of the holiday season, you may be more than just a little "stopped up." The good news is that relief is within reach – and not by resorting to expensive or harsh over-the-counter methods. Keep reading for some natural ways to relieve constipation.
Heartburn is a very common ailment afflicting millions of people. Some people suffer from heartburn at least once in a month while there are others for whom this condition is a constant companion. The usual reasons stated for heartburn include spicy and/or oily food. Over-eating is another common culprit, especially around the holidays! However, placing all the blame squarely on the kinds of food you eat is not correct. In fact, there are quite a few other reasons that can trigger heartburn and are generally the major culprits if it afflicts you frequently despite a nutritious and healthy diet.
One of the most prevalent diseases out there today has to do with digestion: Celiac disease. While few people clearly understand exactly what Celiac disease is; even fewer know they have it. It was recently found that approximately 97 percent of people with Celiac disease have never been diagnosed. In this article, we will discuss the most pertinent topics of Celiac, such as its definition, its most common symptoms, and what treatments and advice is available for those suffering from this condition.
You may have heard of people having negative reactions to certain foods like seafood or nuts, resulting in a swollen air-pipe or hives. But could food allergies be causing your upset stomach? According to research, your stomach discomfort (dyspepsia) is more likely to be caused by food intolerance rather than a food allergy. It's easy to confuse a food allergy with food intolerance because they can have some of the same symptoms. Keep reading to find out the difference.
Gas. Bloating. Constipation. IBS. If you suffer from gastrointestinal or digestive problems than you are quite familiar with these symptoms. And if you are one of the millions of Americans who is plagued by digestive maladies, you are probably also constantly searching for relief. Well, there’s good news! The research that’s being done on certain enzymes and other natural ingredients increasingly supports those options as a viable way to naturally improve your digestion. Learn more. . .
Millions of people suffer from digestive problems, including acid reflux and heartburn. This is partly evidenced by the endless number of heartburn drugs available – both prescription and over-the-counter. You may be one of the millions who have tried to address your heartburn with option after option. But what you may not know is that the very drugs that are supposed to help ease your heartburn may actually be contributing to the problem!