At one time or another, almost everyone has suffered from embarrassingly uncomfortable bowel troubles, such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and abdominal pain. Many people have to battle with these conditions on a weekly basis, and for approximately 1.5 million people living in the U.S., these painful symptoms are signs of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. However, recent research presented by the Mayo Clinic has shown that not only do people suffering from inflammatory …Read more
A happy and healthy stomach requires a balanced diet and healthy nutrition. A healthy stomach allows healthy bacteria to flourish while at the same time protecting the stomach from bad bacteria and food-borne illness. Many factors are at play in the stomach to ensure proper health. A recent study, which was published in PLOS Pathogen, identified a key protein that is involved in maintaining the delicate balance that helps to create an ideal environment within the stomach.
The other night while I was watching TV, a commercial came on showing a man suffering from extreme heartburn. As he lies agonizing in bed, a caped-crusader arrives with the solution: a bottle of antacids. Soon after taking the medicine, the man was dancing next to his favorite delivery men holding pizzas, fried chicken, hamburgers, and nachos. While I had seen this commercial before, I couldn’t help but think about the ridiculous exchange I had just witnessed.
Antacids are …Read more
You’ve just enjoyed a nice meal and are ready to move on with your day, when you start to feel that familiar gurgling and grumbling in your stomach that signals indigestion. Unfortunately, stomach problems are all too common, affecting millions of people across North America. However, knowing how to deal with them – and how to ultimately prevent them – can make all the difference to your daily life and overall happiness. Take a look at seven of the most …Read more