Cheese lovers, rejoice! Now you can celebrate the taste, and—according to new studies—also celebrate its health-boosting nutrients. You see, cheese isn’t just good for building strong bones, like we were taught in school as a kid. Certain types of cheese are chock-full of friendly bacteria, or probiotics, which keeps your microbiome happy and healthy. 1
Irregularity can be a painful, irritating, and downright embarrassing problem. But if you are suffering with hardened stools, painful bowel movements, or fewer than three movements a week – you aren’t alone.
Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are sores in the lining of your stomach. People who have stomach ulcers experience indigestion and burning stomach pain that may come and go. 1 Stomach ulcers occur when the acid in your stomach damages tissue. 2 An estimated six million people in the United States suffer from stomach ulcers each year.3
Everyone has experienced gas-related bloating at one time or another. It’s a normal part of the digestive process — and even if it’s embarrassing, it’s usually only temporary. But why does this problem occur? And what are the best gas remedies that you can find at home?
Let’s explore this issue and find some real (and simple) solutions:
Farts … they’re at the center of hundreds of jokes, but flatulence isn’t so funny when you’re the butt of the joke. Unwelcome, unexpected flatulence isn’t just unpleasant and embarrassing – it can be downright revolting. Sneaking out a little gas during the day is one thing (we’ve all been there), but if you are troubled by recurring flatulence – passing gas more than 20 times a day – that always seems to creep up in the worst situations, and at the worst times, you aren’t alone.
Microbiome … it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but it is very real and very important to your overall health. Scientists have developed this term to describe the vast ecosystem of living microbacteria in your gastrointestinal (GI) system, which includes an estimated 100 trillion living symbiotic microbial cells. Continue reading “How Stress is Destroying Your Microbiome (+ 3 stress-busting tips)”
Dealing with chronic stomach pain? The solution could be as simple as what you’re eating. The Standard American Diet, or SAD, is just that … sad. Today, it is estimated that the average American consumes mostly processed foods, instead of raw fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These processed foods often come in brightly colored bags and boxes, which is usually a good indication that what’s inside is not so good for you.
What comes to mind when you envision your immune system? You might see it as a sort of armor, surrounding your body and keeping harmful microorganisms from penetrating the skin and assaulting your organs.
Antibiotics are medications that your doctor prescribes when you get sick. Common bacterial infections, including those of the eyes, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin, respond well to a cycle of prescription antibiotics. However, with so many foods that damage the healthy balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut, it can be especially difficult to fully restore gut health after taking a round of antibiotics.