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Acid Reflux May Respond Better to Foods Than Prescribed Pills

03 Jan 2018 | 49,908 Views

About 20 percent of Americans suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which has been associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's, heart and kidney disease. Research indicates dietary interventions such as a Mediterranean-style meals may be as or more effective than prescription proton pump inhibitors in controlling acid problems.

Go With Your Gut

03 Jan 2018 | 244,504 Views

70 to 80 percent of your immune system resides here, yet this food wreaks havoc on it and is like throwing kerosene on a fire. Please, avoid it like the plague - it can even ruin your mood and trigger symptoms of depression.

Black Tea Is Great for Your Gut

06 Nov 2017 | 27,944 Views

Researchers show that green tea isn't the only one with benefits, as black tea also contains antioxidant polyphenols that change your gut microbiome. In fact, scientists call both teas prebiotics, which help promote the growth of good microorganisms and offer a host of other advantages.

New Finding: Broccoli Helps Heal Leaky Gut

30 Oct 2017 | 174,697 Views

Guards the integrity of your gut lining better than almost anything. Chokes off autoimmune disease, arthritis and heart disease. Also speeds tissue browning so you burn energy and restore your metabolism to more youthful levels. Enjoy this food often for top-of-the-world health.

Gut Bacteria a Key to Health

02 Oct 2017 | 33,898 Views

The benefits of optimized gut health become quite evident when you look at specific bacteria and how they affect (or hinder) weight gain, cancer and intestinal inflammation. In fact, interesting measures such as microbe swapping may become a common method to improve gut health and thereby reverse the aging process.

Why Does Your Stomach Growl When You Are Hungry?

16 Sep 2017 | 34,475 Views

Contrary to popular belief, stomach growling is not always a signal you need to eat. Instead, it is an indication that your stomach and small intestine are compressing pockets of trapped gas and air as the food and beverages you consume during waking hours are in a continual state of being digested.

Epidemic Numbers of People Suffering From Constipation

30 Aug 2017 | 69,702 Views

As the number of people suffering from chronic constipation rises, so does the number of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and associated health care costs. I'll give you several strategies to reverse the condition or prevent it from happening.

Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

10 Aug 2017 | 84,916 Views

The health of your gut microbiota is intricately tied to that of your whole body, from your blood pressure to your mood and much more in between. Even your bone marrow is involved in the complex dance between your gut, your brain, your immune system and your overall health.

What a Hunter-Gatherer Diet Does to the Body in Just 3 Days

28 Jul 2017 | 74,567 Views

When a researcher examined the native diet of the Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the world's oldest cultures, he found the peoples' gut biome to be the richest and most diverse - aka healthiest - in the world. How can diet and other factors be changed to diversify gut health and fight disease?

Coconut Oil for Crohn’s

10 Jul 2017 | 70,322 Views

Patients with Crohn's disease, a disease that causes painful gut inflammation, could decrease their symptoms simply by changing the type of fat they eat. A diet of good fats may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria, a major discovery for patients suffering from this debilitating condition.