Using Digestive Enzymes to Battle Crohn’s Disease

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What is Crohn’s Disease? According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, Crohn’s disease is one of two major chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, known as IBD. Crohn’s disease produces severe inflammation within the intestinal tract, causing diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and substantial weight loss. It is an incurable autoimmune disease, but symptom reduction is possible through controlling diet,… Read more »

Got Gas? Five Foods You Should Avoid

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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 »

Using Enzymes for Digestive Disorders

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Your digestive difficulties generally aren’t suitable table conversation, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer in silence. Digestive enzymes can have a profound effect on your symptoms. Below is a list of common digestive disorders and the enzymes that can relieve the symptoms associated with them. Problem – Flatulence, Bloating, Gas Enzymes – Alpha-galactosidase – Taken… Read more »

Late-Night Eating Linked to Heartburn

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Reflux is on the rise with estimates that more than 20 percent of Americans are affected. Its symptoms include heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing and even coughing and asthma. Sales of both prescribed and over-the-counter remedies exceed $13 billion dollars annually. Current research suggests that our eating routines may have as much to… Read more »

How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, Thanksgiving can be a painful holiday. Overeating tends to exacerbate both of these conditions 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. 1. Start… Read more »

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

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We’ve all heard that whole grains are better for us, but there is confusion as to what constitutes whole grain and why it’s beneficial. In 2004 the Whole Grains Council approved the following definition: “Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in… Read more »

The Most Common Digestive Disorders

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There’s something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company, leaving many people to suffer in silence. According to professionals, digestive disorders are placing a growing burden on Americans, causing an unprecedented number of clinic visits and hospitalizations. Yet fixes can often be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or… Read more »

How Stress Wreaks Havoc on Digestion

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Stress really takes 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. In fact, the great German writer and philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe believed that the gut was the root of all human… Read more »

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

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Just a few years ago, very few Americans knew what gluten was. Today, according to one survey, almost one third of Americans are trying to avoid the element found in grain. In growing numbers, the world’s biggest food makers and restaurant chains are changing recipes and labels to capitalize on the trend, creating a multibillion-dollar… Read more »

Grilling Your Food May Not Be As Healthy As You Think

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The warm weather is here. Memorial Day has come and gone. All around the country, folks are firing up their grills and cooking some delicious meals. Whether it’s burgers and dogs, a juicy steak or tender chicken that’s been marinating all day, everyone loves a good cookout. However, that charbroiled goodness might come at a… Read more »