Digestive Health

  1. Heartburn Home Remedies in Your Refrigerator or Pantry

    Heartburn Home Remedies in Your Refrigerator or Pantry
    Leaving a sour taste in the back of the throat or a burning sensation in the chest, heartburn affects millions of Americans every day.  It occurs when stomach acid is refluxed into the esophagus ─ the tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach.  While there are a number of antacids, H2 blockers, and other OTC products that offer relief...
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  2. Find Indigestion Remedies in the Produce Aisle

    Find Indigestion Remedies in the Produce Aisle
    Indigestion is a gastrointestinal condition that commonly occurs after a meal.  Symptoms include an acidic taste in the mouth, belching, bloating, gas, nausea, and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness.  Irregular meal times, heavy meals, lack of sleep, and stress all contribute to chronic indigestion, but adding certain foods to the diet can help.  Whether whole or juiced, some vegetables make...
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  3. Dangers of Laxative Overuse for Chronic Constipation

    Dangers of Laxative Overuse for Chronic Constipation
    While regular bowel movements are critical for good health, “forcing the issue” with chemically-laden laxatives can do more harm than good. The body can quickly become dependent on laxatives and once you stop taking them constipation symptoms return, sometimes even worse than before. Laxatives contain chemicals that help increase stool bulk and frequency, which provides temporary relief for constipation. But...
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  4. Are You Gluten Sensitive?

    Are You Gluten Sensitive?
    Do you love bread—but bread doesn’t love you? Do you find that the pleasure you get from eating several delicious, warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls at your favorite restaurant is quickly followed by uncomfortable abdominal bloating and cramping, and/or headaches, stuffy sinuses and joint pain?  Then you might be one of the eighteen million Americans who are sensitive to gluten. What is...
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  5. Which laxative is best for constipation relief?

    Which laxative is best for constipation relief?
    Americans spend more than $700 million a year on prescription and over-the-counter laxatives in the quest for constipation relief. The bloating, abdominal pain, excessive gas and sluggishness associated with chronic constipation can be detrimental to your health as well as your quality of life. Choosing the laxative for your constipation relief can be confusing. Laxatives come in pill, capsule, liquid...
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  6. How Do Doctors Define Constipation

    How Do Doctors Define Constipation
    Medical professionals agree that healthy bowel function is essential to good health, but they don’t always agree on how healthy bowel function is defined. So how often should you “go?” According to the National Digestive Diseases Foundation, more than 2 million Americans visit their physicians each year seeking relief from constipation. More than $700 million is spent annually on over-the-counter...
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  7. Indigestion Remedies: Why Slippery Elm Is Critical For GI Health

    Indigestion Remedies: Why Slippery Elm Is Critical For GI Health
    Much of our health resides in the gut or gastrointestinal tract (GI).  If you are suffering from stomach troubles, the herb slippery elm can be one of the best indigestion remedies.  The slippery elm is a small tree that grows in several areas of North America. It has many other names like: North America Elm Red Elm Moose Elm Indian...
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  8. Why Ginger Should Be Your Gut’s Best Friend

    Why Ginger Should Be Your Gut’s Best Friend
    Ginger has been used as an indigestion treatment for centuries; use of the spicy, pungent root herb dates back over 2000 years to ancient China.  Its healing and health benefits have made it a staple in Ayurvedic medicine and many other cultures.   This rather bland looking root packs a powerful punch as an indigestion treatment for a long list...
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  9. Top Five Water Filled Veggies for Chronic Constipation

    Top Five Water Filled Veggies for Chronic Constipation
    Chronic constipation is a disorder that impacts between 15 and 20% of people in the United States. It is the most common digestive disorder responsible for about 25 million doctor visits per year. Frustratingly, there is no one known cause of chronic constipation but the symptoms reported by most of those suffering from it are: Uncomfortable bloating around the abdomen...
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  10. Top Five Magnesium Rich Foods for Constipation Relief

    Top Five Magnesium Rich Foods for Constipation Relief
    If like millions of Americans you suffer from occasional or chronic constipation, then you are probably anxious to find safe and natural constipation relief. A mineral that is crucial to heart health can also help to relieve the symptoms of the bowel disorder and fortunately, is found in abundance in several foods. What mineral keeps your ticker in top shape...
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