Proper digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of wastes are essential requirements for optimum health. Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are quite common and can lead to improper digestion, malabsorption, and nutritional deficiencies, all of which may contribute to the development of many other diseases. Alternative medicine treats these disorders with diet, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and stress reduction to restore proper digestion and enhance overall health.
Let’s talk about what’s going on in your gut—specifically with your tiny gut bugs called probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms that help keep you healthy. As “good bacteria,” probiotics help bring balance to your gut Read More
During the holidays, there’s no escape from high-sugar, high-calorie foods or their inflammatory impacts on your health. Sugary treats, rich foods and alcohol can seriously derail healthy digestion and pack on extra weight, especially during the Read More
What can you do to feel good right now? Get moving! Physical activity releases feel-good endorphins and dopamine, burns calories, helps to regulate the body, and promotes healthy digestion. Our bodies are designed to keep moving Read More
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are conditions that occur in the colon. One refers to the presence of diverticula (bulging pouches in the large intestine’s inner wall), while the other is a condition in which those pockets Read More
We rely on our digestive systems to break down the food we eat and to absorb the nutrients we need for healthy functioning. If you do not take care of your digestive system, it cannot Read More
Who doesn’t love eating a good meal? The best meals are ones that taste delicious and have a positive impact on your body and health, but tasting good may not create a healthy gut. When Read More
Microorganisms are known to be the leading cause of food poisoning, which includes several foodborne diseases. Examples of microorganisms that cause food poisoning are the salmonella bacteria and campylobacter. In addition, some viruses can also Read More
The stomach has ways of telling us when we’ve made a mistake. If we eat something that doesn’t agree with us, we might get symptoms like bloating, nausea, discomfort, or pain. That’s usually when we Read More
Stomach pain is something we can safely say everyone experiences at some point in their lives. One of the leading causes of stomach pain is gastritis. Gastritis is the inflammation of the gastric mucosa, the Read More
Researchers want to know: does diarrhea serve a purpose? Does it actually help clear the bacteria causing a gastrointestinal infection, or is it merely a symptom of disease that should be prevented as much as Read More
A healthy colon teems with beneficial microorganisms that contribute to the healthy digestion and absorption of food. However, years of poor diet, reliance on medications, stress, and other factors can throw the intestinal ecology severely out of balance, causing a variety of digestive issues and the root cause of many illnesses. Patients complain about a variety of health problems ranging from fatigue, depression, impaired immune function, and obesity to chronic constipation, gas, acne, and lower back pain. The vast majority of these complaints and symptoms are alleviated by healing and supporting the intestinal system.”
Indeed, many illnesses arise from problems in the intestines, including gastritis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, diverticulitis, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids. Most of the digestion and absorption of nutrients that happens in the body occurs along the passageway that comprises the small and large intestines. Keeping this passageway clean and alive with healthy digestive microbes is vital to maintaining overall health.