5 Reasons You Should Add More Fermented Foods to Your Diet

Trillions of bacteria live in your intestines — but don’t be grossed out. Many of them are “good” bacteria that help keep us healthy. Think of it like having pets living inside of us. And as with any pets, you’ve got to feed them. Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute’s Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, who studies … Read More

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Reasons to Love Rosemary (Infographic)

Rosmarinus officinalis, or common rosemary, is an evergreen that’s related to mint – with a distinctive piney aroma. But besides its uplifting scent, why should you reach for rosemary when you’re cooking up your next dish?

What to Do When Your Stomach Bug Won’t Go Away

If you’ve battled a gastrointestinal (GI) infection before, you know it’s not pleasant. But typically symptoms don’t last longer than a few days. However, in some cases, the effects linger for weeks or months — even after a person is no longer vomiting or having severe symptoms after a bad bout with a virus or … Read More

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When Fistula Interferes With Your Life, Get Help

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

Alkaline Water: Don’t Believe the Marketing Hype

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