Category: Digestive Health
0 Crohn’s disease: what you need to know

Crohn’s disease: what you need to know

WHAT IS CROHN'S DISEASE Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestintal tract. It falls in the same group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn's can affect any part of the GI tract, but it most commonly affects the areas toward the end of the small intestine (ileum) and ...

0 What is gluten, and do you really need to avoid it?

What is gluten, and do you really need to avoid it?

Gluten is a word that’s been circulating in the health and wellness world for a long time. Contained in wheat, it can cause symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and fatigue in those who have celiac disease or an intolerance. However, there’s some controversy about whether or not those of us who can tolerate it should ...

0 What is leaky gut syndrome and what are its symptoms?

What is leaky gut syndrome and what are its symptoms?

Leaky gut syndrome has been a topic of much discussion in recent years. It's also been the subject of much debate. That's because medical professionals can't seem to agree on whether it even really exists. And whether you’ve heard of it or not, leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is something that confuses most people. ...

0 What to eat if you have a stomach ulcer

What to eat if you have a stomach ulcer

Stomach ulcers, aka peptic ulcers, can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. And while, contrary to popular belief, eating certain foods is not the cause of ulcers — medications and bacterial infections typically are — your diet can potential impact how you feel when you have an ulcer. If you have a stomach ulcer, ...

0 What are the best ways to improve gut health?

What are the best ways to improve gut health?

It's long been said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, but recent research has shown that the stomach is the way to a lot more than just a person’s heart. Simply put, your gut health is the balance and function of good and bad bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. The connections between the ...

0 Is drinking cold water bad for you?

Is drinking cold water bad for you?

Thoreau wrote, “I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.” But he didn't say at what temperature a wise man should drink his water. Health fads come and go so quickly that it’s hard to know what’s actually the truth. Is drinking warm water better for your digestion? Is drinking cold water bad for you? ...