Digestive Health

Learn about changing your diet, and supplements for digestion issues.

  1. Best Probiotics for Women

    Best Probiotics for Women
    Gut health and the study of the microbiome, the bacteria that live on our bodies, is a hot topic in nutrition and health right now. Some of this interest started with the Human Microbiome Project that set out to categorize the types of microbes that colonize the human body and how they influence our health. From there an understanding grew...
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  2. Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)

    Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)
    Juice cleanses, vegan cleanses, detox cleanses. Various types of cleanses are extremely popular right now, as are the myriad of products you need to purchase to help your body detoxify. As a Registered Dietitian, it's hard not to just brush cleanses off as another unfounded nutrition trend. But, every year I see a new “detox” method popping up, so clearly...
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  3. Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression

    Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression
    Your mood and your food are more closely related than you realize and you never outgrow the need for proper nutrition. Studies have shown a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can have a significant positive impact on your mental health at all stages of your life. The benefits of fruits and vegetables are well-documented. They...
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  4. Green Smoothie and Green Drink Recipes

    Green Smoothie and Green Drink Recipes
    All Day Energy Greens® is one green drink you’ll actually look forward to every morning. In fact it’s such a taste treat that our customers use All Day Energy Greens to whip up refreshing smoothies, coolers, shakes, and more. Now, for the first time ever, you can enjoy some of these great recipes and give your health a boost at...
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  5. Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues

    Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues
    Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1951, acetaminophen is part of a class of drugs that are pain relieving (analgesic) and fever reducing (antipyretic).   Acetaminophen products (like Tylenol) are found in a majority of U. S. households.  Many people are not aware however, that Tylenol and other acetaminophen products can be dangerous to the health, sometimes deadly. Differing...
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  6. Five Reasons Why You Should Go ‘Cuckoo’ for Coconuts

    Five Reasons Why You Should Go ‘Cuckoo’ for Coconuts
    Coconut consumption dates back thousands of years and it is still considered a superior food source in tropical regions. Nicknamed “monkey fruit” by Spanish explorers, it has been used to produce fuel, fiber and certain types of musical instruments. But the real power of the coconut is derived from the tender white meat inside of the tough brown husk that...
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  7. Eight Health Benefits of Fruit Powder Drinks

    Eight Health Benefits of Fruit Powder Drinks
    The health benefits of fruit powder drinks are numerous. The simple fact is that most people don't consume enough fruit. That means they are missing out on an array of not just vitamins and minerals, but also antioxidants and important disease fighting compounds. Finding ways to integrate more fruits into your diet is essential. One of the single best approaches...
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  8. Can Cranberry’s Protect Against UTI’s

    Can Cranberry’s Protect Against UTI’s
    Infections in the urinary tract, or UTIs, are a fairly common health problem that results in roughly eight million trips to the doctor’s office each year.  UTIs are more common among women than men with approximately one in five women experiencing a UTI within their lifetime. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include: An ongoing urge to urinate – even...
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  9. Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure

    Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure
    Sweet, juicy blueberries…not only are they delicious, but they may be important in the prevention of certain types of disease, specifically hypertension (otherwise known as high blood pressure ). Hypertension affects over one third of American adults, but making a simple addition of dark-col...
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  10. Dark Chocolate: Take It To Heart

    Dark Chocolate: Take It To Heart
    Believe it or not, one of the best prescriptions for a healthy heart can be found at the candy counter. Researchers have confirmed that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate every day provides key cardiovascular benefits that can reduce “bad” cholesterol and prevent hypertension. An artic...
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