Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux or stomach acids in the esophagus. And, if you’ve ever had heartburn, you know how uncomfortable it can be. You may also know that if it happens enough, it sometimes result in permanent injury and can even lead to esophageal cancer. To reduce or eliminate symptoms of heartburn or to avoid [...]
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Digestion is important to overall health. In fact, many doctors believe poor digestion is at the root of many illnesses. If a person suffers poor digestion long enough, their body may not absorb needed nutrients, and they may develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which then results in illness and disease. Some of the most common signs of [...]
Sluggish digestion results in gas, bloating, belching, flatulence, and poor absorption of nutrients. Poor digestion can be caused by a number of things, such as bad eating habits, low quality food, too many wrong foods, stress, or lack of intestinal flora. Many people eat foods that cause digestion difficulties rather than choosing foods that may improve digestion. Foods that cause [...]
Digestion is important to overall health, and many doctors believe poor digestion is at the root of many illnesses. When a person suffers poor digestion long enough, experts believe a person’s body may not absorb needed nutrients, resulting in vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Probiotics are dietary supplements used to help reestablish the body’s natural occuring gut flora and promote good digestion. Probiotic supplements contain live “friendly” microorganisms, and doctors often recommend Probiotics for someone after they finish taking antibiotics. Stress, hormonal changes, toxins, and aging can also affect intestinal flora levels and cause gas, bloating, constipation, and digestion problems, and Probiotics [...]
For people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a new study recently released by McMaster University, Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, found that for some patients, natural and over-the-counter remedies may be the cheapest and most effective way to treat IBS. Moreover, Dr. Alexander C. Ford, lead researcher on the project, noted that many of the [...]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the number one gastrointestinal complaint in the United States and is a disorder of the large intestine or colon. It is characterized by such symptoms as cramping, bloating, gas, mild to severe abdominal distress, and changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation.
Celiac Disease is a genetic digestive disease where people are unable to tolerate and absorb gluten found in wheat, rye, and barley, and more than two million Americans have the disease. Celiac’s involves an immunity problem where every time a person eats gluten, his or her immunity system attacks and damages fingerlike protusions called villi that line the small intestine. As [...]
To achieve total health it’s important to have good digestion because doctors have learned your immune system is 75 percent dependent on your gatrointestinal tract, and if your gastrointestinal tract isn’t working properly your ability to fight off diseases and infections is lowered. In addition, poor digestion increases your risk for degenerative diseases, such as cancer, inflammatory [...]
The stomach and pancreas are involved in digestion. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid which combines with digestive enzymes from the pancreas to breakdown carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Most doctors believe suboptimal operation of the pancreas is at the root of many diseases, and they believe that to have good organic health, you need to make [...]