Looking for a magic pill to make you svelte? Despite what some people think, probiotics probably aren’t it. An intestinal microbe specialist breaks it down.
A modern Western diet can upset the balance of your gut bacteria, but eating fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi can help keep the balance.
If you experience any type of digestive trouble, you know how much your diet can affect how you feel. Pay attention to these 5 food types to avoid.
If you have a stomach bug that is lasting for weeks (or months), it could be post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome. Here’s how it’s diagnosed and treated.
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Trouble with milk and cheese? Find out how to get a diagnosis of lactose intolerance and tips for managing this condition.
If you’re constipated, simple fixes like drinking more water and eating more fiber may help. Here’s how to know when it’s time to see a doctor.
Medication, diet and lifestyle can cause digestive problems as you age. Get five tips that will help you avoid or manage these issues.
There are a variety of health claims about dry brushing. For those who aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush.
If your bowels and urinary tract are like a plumbing system, a fistula is like an untrained plumber. It connects things that should not be connected. Fistula is a condition in which organs or vessels in your body form abnormal passageways. For example, a connection forms between the anus and vagina or the bladder and … Read More
If you believe the marketing materials, alkaline water can increase your energy, hydrate you better than regular water, prevent digestive issues and even slow aging. Science does not support these claims, says Beth Czerwony MS, RD, LD, a Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian. “This may be a case where you slap a ‘natural’ label on water … Read More