Digestive system Archives

The community of bacteria and other organisms that lives in our intestinal tract — known as the gut microbiome — has co-evolved with us and can be considered a symbiotic partner helping us perform everyday functions, such as eating our lunch.

For the past 75 years we’ve been bombarding them with antibiotics without realizing that when we were shooting at the bad guys, we were also hurting the good guys. And the rising incidence of chronic conditions from obesity to asthma to allergies may be the price we are paying.

In order to kick gut problems to the curb for good, I invite you to do an experiment — with yourself as the subject — to find the root cause and get rid of your symptoms once and for all.

Fewer people are taking fish oil, vitamin C and calcium supplements, according to a recent survey of dietary supplement users. The survey, conducted by Consumerlab.com, also showed that the number of people using probiotics has increased.

Many advocates of this gluten-free diet warn that wheat gluten disorders are affecting an increasing number of people.

Nothing against Jamie Lee Curtis, but sometimes we’re not in the mood for yogurt — or we don’t have a spoon. These alternative foods will also keep your system on track.

Think of the digestive system as the pistons of an engine – to get the most amount of energy, and to ward off future illnesses, it’s important to keep it running right.

Here’s a great article about how to keep your salad and fresh veg fresher for longer… Steps Wrap dry veggies in paper towel and place back into plastic wrap. This works well with lettuce and celery. Keep bagged lettuce mix crisp and fresh by slightly dampening a piece of paper towel, tucking it over the…

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Did you know that the number of bacteria in our body outnumbers the number of cells in our body? That is something that I personally find totally amazing. But you know in many ways we wouldn’t be able to live without them. Our bodies even use bacteria for digesting our food along with a healthy…

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I’m a big fan of probiotics, the friendly bacteria, those beneficial microorganisms that naturally inhabit our digestive system. We all have billions of bacteria living in our stomachs most of them are beneficial but just a few of them being harmful. Now obviously it’s important to make sure that we keep a balance between the…

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