Heal Your Gut Naturally

By Trina Palomarez MS, CNS Just about everyone has experienced the occasional symptoms of gas, bloat and indigestion. Although not pleasant, these symptoms can easily be triggered by commonly consumed foods and occasional overindulgence. But if you’re one of the many individuals struggling with repeated digestive symptoms or even chronic digestive disturbance, then you know firsthand how challenging and life…

What foods promote gut health?

What foods promote gut health? If you’re worried about keeping your gut microbiome balanced, pay attention to what you eat and drink. Today we’ll tell you some foods and drinks you should consume in order to promote your gut health. Yogurt Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Yogurt is very healthy for our stomachs. But not all yogurts are…

How Probiotics Work

How Probiotics Work We all know that probiotics are really important, especially if you are taking antibiotics, and that they are good for our body… but what are they exactly and how do they work? Read on and we’ll tell you all the important pieces of information. Probiotics are live microorganisms, bacteria, that can usually be found in yogurt, similar…

Prebiotics: Where to get them

Prebiotics: Where to get them Prebiotics are plant fibers that our body cannot digest. They feed the probiotics that already live in our body, so you can see them as a probiotic fertilizer. The great thing about prebiotics is that they are very common in foods that you probably already eat on a daily basis. However, the recommended daily dosage…

What Prebiotics Do

What Prebiotics Do Prebiotics are plant fibers that our body can’t digest, so they serve as food for probiotics – bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms that live in our body. Just like probiotics, prebiotics help support helpful bacteria in our gut and improve our overall health. When prebiotics get to our lower digestive tract, they basically act as fertilizers that…

Are Crohn’s and Coeliac Disease Related?

Are Crohn’s and Coeliac Related? Most people experience some kind of digestive problems from time to time. This is perfectly normal. The most common causes of these gut issues are food and viral infections, such as norovirus. The symptoms can vary from mild discomfort in the stomach and bloating to vomiting and fever. Diarrhea is also common. These symptoms can…

Can Crohn’s Disease Spread?

Can Crohn’s Disease Spread? Digestive problems can be caused by many reasons. Most of these problems manifest with similar symptoms. Nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea can appear as a consequence of food poisoning, bacterial and viral infections, as well as chronic conditions such as coeliac and Crohn’s disease. In some cases, digestive problems can spread from one person to another….

Where Does Crohn’s Disease Occur?

Where Does Crohn’s Disease Occur? Crohn’s disease is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that originates in the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of other conditions that affect the gut. That is why Crohn’s disease is often mistaken for less severe digestive problems. Because of this, Crohn’s disease is usually diagnosed when digestive issues,…

Is Crohn’s Disease Fatal?

Is Crohn’s Disease Fatal? Crohn’s disease is a type of chronic IBD (inflammatory Bowel Disease) that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. It usually originates in the ileum, a part of the small intestine connected with the colon. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the small intestine’s lining. This inflammation inhibits the function of the small intestine and can…

Are Crohn’s and Colitis the same thing?

The short answer: no. If you’d like to know the long answer, keep reading. The Similarities Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Both of them are characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Both of these diseases are common among teenagers and young adults. They affect men and women equally and have very…

What to do when Crohn’s flares up?

Crohn’s disease usually varies between periods when it is in remission (which means you have few or no symptoms), and periods when it is flaring up (or active). Even if you are one of the most well-managed cases of Crohn’s disease, a flare-up can still happen occasionally. When you are experiencing it, your gastrointestinal tract might be inflamed, so you…

Celebrities that suffer from Crohn’s disease

Shannen Doherty The famous actress, director and producer best known for her roles in Beverly Hills, Charmed, and Heathers, revealed her Crohn’s disease diagnosis in a 1999 interview with Star Magazine. She also mentioned during this interview that she hadn’t spoken about it earlier because “it wasn’t very sexy” for a Hollywood star to deal with such a condition. Amy…

Where does IBS come from?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disease that consists of belly discomfort or pain, as well as different problems with bowel habits. It is not life-threatening, nor does it make you more likely to get other colon conditions, but it is a long-lasting problem that will affect your daily life. It affects between 25 and 45 million Americans, and most…

Can IBS be Cured?

The short answer to this question is: no. However, you should know that there are different strategies you can use to help you manage how you feel. Even though this is a condition that you’ll have for the rest of your life, its symptoms can come and go, depending on your diet and stress levels. Medications can also help you…

How is IBS diagnosed?

If you are worried you may have IBS, the first thing to do is visit your physician and explain your symptoms. Now, you should know that there is no definite test to diagnose IBS, so the first thing your doctor will do is probably ask you for your complete medical history. Then you may take a physical exam and different…

What does IBS pain feel like?

If you are not sure whether or not your pain may be related to IBS, here is what you should look out for in order to recognize it. The two main symptoms of IBS are pain and cramps in the lower abdomen.  What happens here is that IBS actually affects how your gut and your brain communicate, so this condition…

Is Mastic Gum Safe?

Generally, mastic gum is safe for use and is well tolerated by most of its users. However, in some cases, some side effects may appear. If it happens, make sure to notify your physician about it and ask for advice. In fact, make sure to consult your doctor before starting to use it in the first place, especially if you…

How Does Mastic Gum Work?

Depending on your needs, you can either chew mastic gum or use it in powder, capsule or tincture. It can also be applied to the skin in the form of oil to treat some skin conditions. Mastic may be able to help reduce stomach acid and protect the lining of your stomach, as well as your intestine. It also seems…

Where Does Mastic Gum Come From?

Mastic gum (Pistacia lenticscus) is a kind of a sticky substance called resin. It comes from the trunk and stems of an evergreen shrub grown in the Mediterranean (mostly on Chios, a Greek island) and it has been used for centuries to cure digestion problems, improve oral and liver health. Also, it has been used as a natural remedy for…

Vegan Snacks for Summer

Looking for new healthy snack options to help maintain your energy levels and keep you moving through the long summer days? Vegan snack options provide an opportunity to eat something healthy and nutritious, with summer oriented snacks keeping you cool and satisfied when it is warm out. For those new to the term vegan, you may be wondering what it…

Root Causes of IBS

IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a digestive disorder that is estimated to affect up to 10-15 % of the population in the US. It is characterized by changes in bowel habits, such as chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea or both. Other common symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain and digestive spasm.1,2 There can be a dramatic range in intensity of IBS…

Nutritional Therapy for IBD

By Sarah Marie Jackson, MS, RDN Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s Disease (CD), both of which affect 3.1 million people in the United States and are increasing in numbers worldwide. Unfortunately, the cause of IBD is not completely understood but experts believe it involves the gastrointestinal immunologic system along with genetic and environmental factors. The…

Easy Recipe For Prebiotic Ancient Grain Salad

This easy to prepare, filling, yet light salad is filled with pre and probiotics that help maintain gut health. There are many versions of this crisp salad but mine utilizes creamy Greek yogurt to give the salad a tangy boost of probiotics. This recipe is definitely my go-to weekday lunch and I hope it will become yours too!    

3 foods to avoid if you are struggling with IBS

By Sarah Marie Jackson, Registered Dietitian Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a debilitating chronic disease that affects approximately 11% of the population globally. The condition is characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, which include diarrhea, constipation or both 1 . In addition to this, IBS sufferers also typically experience uncomfortable (and embarrassing), gas, bloating and/or distention, which can cause…

5 Foods That Help Reduce Bloating

By Sarah Marie Jackson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Bloating is a common discomfort that affects millions of people all over the world. The term bloating has been characterized as the sensation of abdominal tension, distended abdomen and abdominal gas pressure. The occurrence, severity and presence of co-occurring gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms should be discussed with a physician, as this may be a…

Digestive Health Education

Digestive Health Education Probiotics not helping digestion? Harvard educated physician, and internal medicine specialist, and creator of the Digestive Center explains why. TAKE THE NEXT STEP >> TAKE THE NEXT STEP >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Number #1 Root Cause of Stomach Pain, Gas and Bloating Why Most Probiotics Aren’t Working For Clients My Discovery About Gut Health That Is…

Digestive Health Education

Digestive Health Education Probiotics not helping digestion? Harvard educated physician, and internal medicine specialist, and creator of the Digestive Center explains why. TAKE THE NEXT STEP >> TAKE THE NEXT STEP >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Number #1 Root Cause of Stomach Pain, Gas and Bloating Why Most Probiotics Aren’t Working For Clients My Discovery About Gut Health That Is…

Digestive Health Education

Digestive Health Education Probiotics not helping digestion? Harvard educated physician, and internal medicine specialist, and creator of the Digestive Center explains why. TAKE THE NEXT STEP >> TAKE THE NEXT STEP >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Number #1 Root Cause of Stomach Pain, Gas and Bloating Why Most Probiotics Aren’t Working For Clients My Discovery About Gut Health That Is…

Digestive Health Education

Digestive Health Education Probiotics not helping digestion? Harvard educated physician, and internal medicine specialist, and creator of the Digestive Center explains why. NEXT >> NEXT >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Number #1 Root Cause of Stomach Pain, Gas and Bloating Why Most Probiotics Aren’t Working For Clients My Discovery About Gut Health That Is Already Helping Thousands Who Discovered H.Pylori?…

How to Maintain a Strong Immune System

By Sarah Marie Jackson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nutrition plays an integral role in the human body’s ability to prevent and reduce risk factors for disease. The immunocompetence of an individual, which involves the normal immune response to a given antigen, depends of various factors, such as a person’s genetics, age, gender, health and pregnancy status. However, research continues to highlight…

Digestive Health Education

Ask an Expert Blog Shop Products Meet the Team Contact Digestive Health Education Turns Out, the #1 Cause of Chronic Digestive Issues Has Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise Please help us share the video NEXT >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Dr. Contreras is a licensed physician and surgeon with over 20 years of experience and memberships in the…

Why Enzymes Are Important For Digestion | Digestive Center™

Everything you need to know about digestive enzymes and how they help you digest your food Digestion is the process which takes place inside the organs of the human digestive system. These organs include the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and the anus. During the process of digestion, food molecules get broken-down into smaller, water-soluble, substances which can be absorbed into our…

Digestive Health Education

Digestive Health Education Turns Out, the #1 Cause of Chronic Digestive Issues Has Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise Please help us share the video The WORST Thing You Can Do For Your Gut Health… NEXT >> NEXT >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Dr. Contreras is a licensed physician and surgeon with over 20 years of experience and memberships…

The Process Of Digestion In The Body

How The Digestive System process works and the process your food goes through. “Health is wealth,” as people like to say, and the best way to keep and improve your health is to truly understand how our body works. The digestive system is a gate to our organism which we can control to improve our health as at the end…

How Good Bacteria Get In Our Stomach and Digestive System?

The foods, supplements, probiotics and prebiotics are needed for healthy stomach bacteria. The gastrointestinal tract is the largest part of the human digestive system. Its main components are the stomach, small intestine, and the large intestine (colon). Digestion of food starts in the mouth, where the food enters and continues in the stomach and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The…

How The Digestion And Absorption Of Vitamins Occurs?

An in depth look at the bodies absorption of vitamins and minerals Have you ever thought about importance of vitamins? How they work to keep you healthy and what happens if they don’t? From a medical point of view neither vitamins are food nor medications but the most important thing we need to learn is that our life would not…

8 Tips That Make Living With IBS Manageable

So you got the dreaded IBS diagnosis. The cramping, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and gas finally have a name and its Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So now what? Now that your doctor officially classed your stomach as “irritated” what are the next steps you can take to start feeling better? Just because your condition now has a name doesn’t mean you…

Active Restore Ingredients Review

The digestive system can be a labyrinth riddled with booby traps ready to spring out at an unsuspecting victim, like pools of acidic juices lurking in your stomach or bubbling into your esophagus or hostile bacteria invading your bowels. These obstacles are maneuverable as long as you have an Indiana Jones-savior to guide your nutrients to the promised land of…

How to Reduce Bloating and Get Back to Normal

How to Reduce Bloating Bloating is one of the most uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms stemming from a compromised digestive system. The unwavering rise of a swollen belly after even the barest meal affects 10-30% of patients who visit doctors, according to a population-based study sampled in Olmsted County Minnesota. Those percentages are more likely to be higher because many people…

Recipe for Leftover Roasted Chicken Broth

Bone broths and stocks have been used for centuries as both a mealtime staple and a nourishing powerhouse. Making bone broth helped our ancestors ensure that no part of a hard-earned meal went to waste. Bones, marrow, tendons, ligaments, even the feet of the animal were boiled then simmered over a period of days to make broths. The extended simmering…

How Kimchi is Made – Easy Recipe!

Getting homemade and natural probiotics shouldn’t be hard… and it isn’t! Although there are quite a few ingredients in the list, this simple recipe uses seasonings that you most likely already have in your pantry! Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage (often found in Asian grocery stores)…

Recipe for Chia Chocolate Pudding for Chocolate Lovers

You can improve your Digestive Health while still enjoying your favorite foods even though it may not be the heavy traditional chocolatey dessert that you’re used to. So if you’re new to making healthy swaps, you sure won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything as this pudding packs in TONS of flavor. Best of all? This recipe is super…

Paradise Green Smoothie Recipe Great for Gut Health

No matter how many times you’ve heard it before, it’s the first thing you skip when life gets hectic. And for what seems like a good reason: greens often feel boring. They don’t taste like much if not well-seasoned, they take time to prepare, and it’s always a fight to have your kids even try them… WRONG! Not only are…

Better Beef Bone Broth Recipe for Bloating and Constipation

Bone broth has huge natural benefits that many cultures have believed in for thousands of years. It is filled with minerals and healing properties, and could easily improve your joint health, your digestion, and your immune system, while protecting you against the common cold and flu. Bone broth can also help fight inflammation and leaky gut syndrome, and thus strengthen your…

Berry Effervescent Smoothie Recipe

Yogurt contains live active cultures AKA probiotics. These microorganisms help aid in digestion and offer a variety of other health benefits. An important ingredient is the apple cider vinegar, which is fermented apple juice containing natural probiotics. In addition to this, there is evidence based support that apple cider vinegar helps stabilize blood sugar. This is especially helpful for type…

Oatmeal Parfait Recipe Great for Healthy Digestion

Not only will steel cut organic oats & raspberries keep you full till lunch, they are full of dietary fiber known as “beta-glucans”, which are great for digestive health & have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. Some days are better than others, digestively speaking. Let’s face it, no matter your issues, you gotta let loose, from time to time….

Zucchini Pasta with Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Not only are zucchini noodles a healthy, gluten-free, low-calorie and low-carb option to replace pasta, but their mild flavor can easily adapt to a wide range of flavors, including the heap of lemon, garlic and bone broth you’ll find in this recipe. This recipe is both quick and simple. You only need a spiralizer (but you don’t really need one,…

Digestive Health Education

Ask an Expert Blog Shop Products Meet the Team Contact Digestive Health Education Turns Out, the #1 Cause of Chronic Digestive Issues Has Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise Please help us share the video NEXT >> NEXT >> Doctor Roberto Contreras, MD Dr. Contreras is a licensed physician and surgeon with over 20 years of experience and memberships…

H. Pylori Education

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