How Summer Stress Can Stress Your Stomach

The 4th of July is right around the corner and we are all looking forward to spending time with friends and family. The holiday marks the start of summer for many. The beach is calling and our coolers are full of delicious picnic food just waiting to be eaten. But summer isn’t all fun and… Read more »

Improve Your Digestion With These Four Tips

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 have help improve your digestion. Chew Your Food – Most people only chew their food between seven and fourteen times per mouthful… Read more »

How To Compare Digestive Enzymes

A question asked frequently relating to nutritional supplements is how to compare products. This is especially true of digestive enzymes. With so many digestive products available, relying on the labeling units to compare the products can be confusing and challenging. First and foremost,  when you buy enzymes, using the weight (usually listed in mg.), does… Read more »

4 Signs You Should Invest in Healthy Foods

If you're stressed out, have diabetes or are overweight, it's time to rethink your diet. You need to include more healthy foods.

If any of the following applies to you, you should invest in more healthy foods. You’re Overweight – The typical American diet consists of a lot more fast food, sugar and processed foods than it should. These foods typically contain high amounts of saturated fats, trans fats, sodium, and many more calories than most people… Read more »

Women: Your Biggest Problems with Digestion

The painful and embarrassing symptoms of digestive difficulties are not just for men. Women suffer as well.

The uncomfortable and often embarrassing symptoms associated with digestive difficulties are not just a man’s problem. Many women struggle as well. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining that can lead to nausea, vomiting, or pain, and affects 25 percent of Americans. Overuse of medications such as ibuprofen is a risk factor as well as… Read more »

The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Reflux

Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux, digestive difficulties and stomach upset. Digestive enzymes can help.

If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from acid reflux or GERD, you’ve likely received tons of advice from well-meaning friends, family and even doctors. However not all advice is for the best. We decided to highlight the worst advice we’ve ever heard about reflux and set the record straight. Eat larger… Read more »

High Fiber Breakfasts

Research suggests that a high-fiber diet may help you prevent weight gain and even encourage weight loss. It’s a heart-healthy way to start your day, plus it keeps your digestive system running smoothly. Try these delicious high-fiber breakfast choices and kick-start your day: Fruit and Nutty Oatmeal. Make your favorite oatmeal with water or low-fat… Read more »

The Best Lactose Intolerant Diet

It is estimated that more than 25 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Their bodies can’t digest lactose, an enzyme found in dairy products. Symptoms are unpleasant and include diarrhea, nausea, bloating and gas. Most people who suffer from lactose intolerance end up avoiding dairy altogether. But new research suggests that might not be necessary. Dairy… Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Take Digestive Enzymes

  If you’ve ever suffered from gastrointestinal distress (ie. gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, etc.), you need to read on. First of all, you’re not alone. More than 100 million Americans suffer digestive difficulties along with you. Second of all, you don’t need to live this way. Digestive enzymes can help. Having a healthy gut goes… Read more »

How Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Reflux

stress and your digestive system

When you are experiencing stress – either chronic stress or ongoing tension from life’s little stressors – your digestive health is impacted. Psychological stress can impair contraction of the GI tract, induce inflammation and even increase your susceptibility to infection. The connection between your brain and digestive system is so strong that researchers have found… Read more »