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Digestive Health

Baobab—A Super Food from the Tree of Life

Wednesday Mar 12 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

The baobab fruit has three times the vitamin C of an orange, 50 percent more calcium than spinach, and a good supply of antioxidants—six times the ... more »

Your Brain on Bugs—Will Bacteria be the Next Treatment for Anxiety and Depression?

Friday Feb 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

New research suggests that certain types of probiotics may help improve your mood. First we had yogurt, then antibiotics, and then probiotics. Next ... more »

The Dangers of Antacid Drugs—and 7 Alternative Solutions to Heartburn

Monday Feb 24 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that regular use of antacids can cause a number of health problems. If you’re suffering a little heartburn and you’re on the go, do ... more »

Is Agave Syrup Good for You?

Friday Jan 24 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Agave syrup comes from the natural agave plant, but does that mean it’s good for you? Agave syrup, or “nectar,” is a commercial natural ... more »

What is pH Balance, and How Does Diet Throw it Off?

Wednesday Jan 15 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A diet high in acidic foods can put a strain on kidneys, increasing risk of kidney stones and potentially, osteoporosis. Spinach is one of the most ... more »

9 Tips for Avoiding Botulism When Making Fermented Foods at Home

Monday Dec 9 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If improperly prepared, homemade sauerkraut may contain botulism-causing bacteria. On September 11, 2010, the headline of the day in Canada read, ... more »

4 Factors of a Healthy Poop

Wednesday Nov 27 2013 | by Steve Wright

Does it look right? Here’s how to tell.It’s time to talk about poop in our society. Continuing to ignore this elephant is the easiest way ... more »

Your Anxiety Could Be Coming from Your Gut—Might Probiotics Calm You Down?

Monday Nov 25 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Anxious? Depressed? You may need probiotics. That our mental state affects our digestive health is a concept most of us are familiar with. What’s ... more »

How About a Little Bone and Nerves with Your Chicken Nuggets?

Wednesday Nov 13 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A recent study found chicken nuggets are less than 50 percent chicken. If you want a glimpse of what fast food is really like, just let it cool down. ... more »

Is the Gluten-Free Diet Really Healthy?

Thursday Nov 7 2013 | by Steve Wright

For many, this popular diet will only make symptoms worse. The rise in popularity of the gluten-free industry is simply staggering. SPINS, a market ... more »

5 Foods That Help Soothe a Crohn’s Flare-Up

Wednesday Nov 6 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Bananas have a special fiber that can help block the transmission of bugs that aggravate Crohn’s disease. The idea that diet can affect flare-ups of ... more »

#2 Sushi Health Risk—Bacteria, with 10 Tips to Protect Yourself

Wednesday Oct 2 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Sushi can be contaminated with bacteria and viruses, which can cause digestive issues. After talking about parasites in a former post, now it’s time ... more »