Digestive Health

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 »

#1 Sushi Health Risk—Parasites, with 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

Monday Sep 30 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Might that plate of sushi be contaminated with parasites? An informal poll by Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News showed that most doctors who ... more »

Sugar Wars: Should You Give Up Fresh Fruit?

Friday Aug 9 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Wait! Before you eat that apple—could you be getting too much sugar? As the sugar war rages on with fructose as its main target, natural fruits have ... more »

Can Probiotics Help Your Brain, Too?

Wednesday Aug 7 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

New research discovered that probiotics, like those found in yogurt, may help relieve stress and anxiety. A recent study has provided more evidence to ... more »

Should You Get a Stool Test?

Friday Aug 2 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

With all the research on gut health, should you submit to a stool test to see how you’re doing? What’s the next best step toward optimal ... more »

Carrageenan—Is This Additive Safe?

Wednesday Jul 3 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Have you checked the ingredient list on your soymilk, pudding, toothpaste, or chocolate? You may find “carrageenan,” a food additive recently tied ... more »

Superorganism You: The Role of Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease

Friday Jun 28 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Your digestive health, and even your overall health, could be dependent on the bugs in your gut. Why is it that up until recently, medical theory was ... more »

Your Reusable Shopping Bag Could Be Making Your Family Sick

Wednesday May 29 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

It’s eco-friendly, but is it making your family sick? That reusable shopping bag you’re taking to the grocery store could be eco-friendly, but it ... more »