Category: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

How to Set Up Your Microbiome for Weight Loss Success

Your microbiome is a vast world of microscopic living organisms that inhabit your skin, mouth, and respiratory system. But mostly, they live in your gut – up to 70% of your microbiome exists inside your digestive tract. Modern research into the microbiome continues to evolve our understanding of how it benefits our health and wellbeing....

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The Power of 3 for Optimal Digestive Health

If having better gut health (or maintaining the good gut health you currently enjoy) is one of your self-care goals, there is no better way than by adding the power of three – probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes. Putting these three powerful tools together will help improve your digestion and help eliminate digestive issues. Together...

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5 Common Signs of a Gluten Sensitivity and How to Remedy It

Gluten has, in recent years, been demonized in many circles, leading to a mass boycott of this family of proteins. But gluten is harmless if you don’t have an adverse reaction to it. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, spelt, and barley. Gluten consists of two main proteins called glutenin and gliadin. When these two...

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The 10 Worst Foods for IBS

For many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), symptoms may be triggered by specific foods. What triggers your symptoms may be different from what triggers the symptoms of fellow sufferers, but these 10 foods are likely culprits for anyone with IBS. 1. Gluten Although gluten is often unfairly demonized, it’s fair to say that gluten...

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The Mysteries of Your Digestive System Revealed

If you often feel cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or pain in your gut, you must know that digestive woes are extremely common. In America 60 to 70 million people live with a digestive disease, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. From chronic constipation to Crohn’s disease and from gallstones...

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5 Easy Morning Routine Tips for Optimal Gut Health

Your gut does more than digest your food. The National Institutes of Health stresses that a healthy gut is essential for your overall health and wellbeing. An ever-growing body of research shows that the collection of healthy bacteria in the gut, called the microbiota, plays...

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Taking Antibiotics? Here’s What You Should Eat

Antibiotics save lives, but they can do a number on your gut microbiota (flora), a complex ecosystem of microbes that helps keep us healthy. In recent years, healthy gut flora has been associated with optimal functioning of numerous body systems, including the nervous and digestive systems, and it promotes a healthy brain and optimal hormonal...

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Fighting IBS with Behavioral Therapy

Up to 20 percent of Americans have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. In some cases, the symptoms are minor, but in others, they border on debilitating. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, bloating and gas, cramping, constipation, and diarrhea. A diagnosis of IBS is made when symptoms occur at least three days out...

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