Four of the Worst Foods for Reflux

Acid reflux is a very common symptom of burning pain felt internally around the lower chest area, caused by stomach acid flowing back up the esophagus. Occasional reflux happens to almost everyone.  But millions of people suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), defined by acid reflux occurring more than twice a week. It is painful… Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Be Taking Digestive Enzymes

If you suffer from gastrointestinal distress (ie. gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, etc.), you’re not alone. More than 100 million Americans experience digestive difficulties. Digestive enzymes can help by keeping your gut healthy. They are vital to the digestive process and work to break down the food we eat, so our bodies can absorb nutrients from… Read more »

How Enzymes and Probiotics Work Together to Improve Digestion

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 »

Five Foods to Avoid When You Have IBS

When you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), eating can be difficult. IBS is also not a “one size fits all” disorder, so there are no hard and fast rules about foods you should or shouldn’t eat. In general, eating a variety of healthy, low-fat foods in moderation is recommended. However, there may be certain… Read more »

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, meaning your GI tract is behaving in an abnormal way without evidence of damage. Symptoms include abdominal pain and discomfort and changes in bowel movement patterns. Studies estimate that twice as many women as men are diagnosed with IBS and that they are usually under the… Read more »

Five Healthy Game Day Snack Ideas

The Final Four are playing this weekend in a March Madness mash-up not to be missed. If you’re already planning your game day menus, you’re likely gathering the fixings for nachos, wings, chip and dip and more. And while your team might thank you for the show of enthusiastic loyalty, your digestive system and waistline… Read more »

What is Probiotic Basics?

Probiotic Basics replenishes beneficial bacteria for optimal digestive and immune health, helps balance yeast growth and promotes daily relief from gas, bloating and irregularity. Each micro pearl: Contains 8 Targeted Probiotic Strains (including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) to effectively counter the indiscriminate effects of today’s broad spectrum antibiotics and other lifestyle choices that can deplete the… Read more »

Probiotic Foods You Should Eat

Improve digestion and boost immunity with foods that contain gut-friendly “good” bacteria. Here are six probiotic foods you should eat: Kefir – Kefir is made by adding kefir grains to milk, causing fermentation to occur. The thick yogurt-like beverage is packed with probiotics and protein (11 grams per cup). Available in the dairy section, Kefir… Read more »

Six Reasons to Take Probiotics

There are 400 to 500 species of bacteria living in your gut or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Probiotic (the good) bacteria have many more functions than just aiding with digestion. They trigger immune system reactions throughout the body, including activating T-cells. Probiotics help restore the beneficial gut bacteria that may have been depleted as a result of… Read more »

Top Ten Worst Foods for Heartburn

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 »