digestion

Easing Irritable Bowel Naturally

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract — at least one in five North Americans suffers from it. IBS may be brought on by food intolerance, excessive stress or a sensitive colon, and may result in frequent bouts of constipation, diarrhea, gas and/or bloating. IBS can be managed through changes [...]

Easing Irritable Bowel Naturally 2019-01-09T14:48:33+00:00

Artichoke cuts irritable bowel, cholesterol

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects up to 22% of North Americans. Characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea, IBS is notoriously difficult to treat. Dyspepsia, a condition similar in its symptoms to IBS, has been treated successfully with artichoke leaf extract. So researchers at the University of Reading in the UK wanted [...]

Artichoke cuts irritable bowel, cholesterol 2019-01-09T14:48:36+00:00

Colostrum aids digestive health: studies

Bovine colostrum is rich in immune antibodies and hailed as an excellent treatment for stomach complaints. Colostrum is the first “pre-milk” produced by all female mammals for their newborn offspring in the first 72 hours after giving birth. Colostrum supplements have been widely studied for human use. At the Department of Gastroenterology at the Imperial [...]

Colostrum aids digestive health: studies 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

Probiotics shorten bouts of diarrhea

After a recent review of nine international studies, a researcher from the University of Washington reports that probiotics or “friendly bacteria” can shorten the duration of diarrhea in children. “Probiotics” is a general term to describe any of a number of beneficial bacteria strains found in the human digestive tract. Probiotic supplements contain cultures that [...]

Probiotics shorten bouts of diarrhea 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Digestive ills eased with peppermint oil

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract— at least one in five North Americans suffers from it. IBS may be brought on by food intolerance, excessive stress or a sensitive colon, and may result in frequent bouts of constipation, diarrhea, gas and/or bloating. IBS can be managed through changes to [...]

Digestive ills eased with peppermint oil 2019-01-09T14:48:39+00:00

Gas and bloating? Enzymes are the key

High-fat, high-calorie meals often leave us bloated, gassy and in digestive distress! A recent clinical trial in Minnesota confirmed that supplementing with digestive enzymes can reduce these digestive disturbances. Digestive enzymes are complex molecules crucial for proper food absorption and a multitude of other bodily functions. These enzymes are found in the foods we eat [...]

Gas and bloating? Enzymes are the key 2019-01-09T14:48:40+00:00

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