Mealtime Habits to Improve Digestion

If you suffer from uncomfortable indigestion, gas, bloating and even acid reflux, the symptoms can be not only painful, but also embarrassing.  Luckily, there are simple mealtime habits you can change that can help improve your digestion. Chew Your Food More – Most people only chew their food between seven and fourteen times per mouthful… Read more »

Your Digestive System Under Stress

These are stressful times and all that stress can really do a number on your digestive system.  The impact of stress on the stomach goes far beyond indigestion. In recent years, doctors have discovered a complex connection between the brain and the digestive system. The entire system is extremely sensitive to our moods, such that… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Pack the Probiotics

We all know what it’s like to get sick when traveling.  Whether it’s a cold or the stomach bug, being sick can really put a damper on your holiday vacation plans.  You can try to build up your immunity before you leave, but often times we’re exposed to different germs and environments, leaving us defenseless. … Read more »

Avoid These Heartburn Inducing Foods

Heartburn is a painful condition affecting roughly 20% of the population every week. The symptoms of heartburn are a tight, painful feeling through your chest. Heartburn is actually caused by acid reflux, which happens when stomach acid is released into the esophagus. The stomach acid eats away at the lining of the esophagus and can… Read more »

Holiday Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Digestion

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s a stressful time of year.  That holiday stress can really take a toll on your body.  But have you ever considered that it can even affect your digestion?  According to medical experts, stress can affect every part of the digestive system. Digestion is controlled by the… Read more »

Probiotics and Enzymes Working Together

Many people with gastrointestinal disorders have found comfort in taking digestive enzymes and probiotics together.  Friendly bacteria (probiotics) and enzymes are both located in the digestive tract. In fact, healthy bacteria in our bodies actually produce certain enzymes to assist with digestion. Often, supplementation of both enzymes and probiotics are needed to provide optimal digestion and… Read more »

Skip the Holiday Heartburn

If you suffer from holiday heartburn, Thanksgiving can be painful.  Overeating tends to exacerbate digestive difficulties and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey.  But by making some better choices, you can enjoy the feast without feeling miserable later. Start with Salad – salads are good news for those… Read more »

Probiotic Foods You Should Eat

Many foods are beneficial for the gut, but some are better than others in terms of their abundance of live microorganisms. Eating foods rich in probiotic microorganisms can help your digestive system function more efficiently and may contribute to a healthier immune system, along with many other health benefits. Chances are, yogurt is the first food that… Read more »

Surprising Digestive Side Effects of Coffee

Over 180 million Americans start their day with coffee to get going. Some people enjoy their coffee and apparently have no health issues with drinking it. There are however some potential negative effects of coffee, particularly at certain times and when it becomes so addictive that you find it difficult to go a day without… Read more »

Five Foods That Can Give You Gas

According to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, most of us pass gas anywhere from 12-25 times a day.  Recent surveys suggest that abdominal bloating affects up to 30 percent of Americans.  It’s not something we like to talk about.  But gas and bloating are somewhat inevitable – when you eat (and drink), the space inside your… Read more »