Probiotics May Help Fight Liver Disease

A leading cause of death is liver disease, and often a major contributor to developing liver disease is alcoholism or heavy drinking.  Unfortunately, the standard form of treatment for liver disease isn’t as effective if your liver is too far deteriorated or damaged. Recent research, however, is showing promise in the use of probiotics to fight impending liver disease....

10 Home Remedies to Relieve Constipation

Constipation can be uncomfortable, as well as painful. If you’ve ever suffered from constipation (and who hasn’t?), then you know! The good news is that relief is within reach – and not by resorting to expensive or harsh over-the-counter methods. Keep reading for some natural ways to relieve constipation. There are many reasons why people become constipated. The main reasons...

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

While the options of diet, exercise and dietary supplements are the common methods for most people to combat ongoing weight problems, some will consider surgical methods to attain their weight loss goals. For individuals who are seriously obese, gastric bypass surgery (GBS) can be made to seem like and easy resolution to a lifetime of weight issues. But is...

How Intestinal Bacteria Affects Your Thoughts and Behavior

It may sound stranger then fiction but it’s true: the bacteria in your digestive tract may largely determine brain development and adult behavior. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Genome Institute of Singapore (led by renowned scientist, Sven Pettersson) reported that the normal bacteria found in your intestines could very well have a huge impact on...

What is Your Gut Thinking?

Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes the important relationship between physical health and digestive health. The body, and certain diseases, reflects the personal balance and health of your digestive system. Besides digesting food, your gut plays a major role in your overall health. Recently, there’s been a lot of attention given to the gut and the immune system. The medical community now...

Enzymes – Popular by Demand

Enzyme supplements are on the rise! By popular demand, they are helping supplement companies stay afloat in a stagnant economy. In fact, growth has been trending since 2013. Some health companies have even doubled the rate of enzymes sales and projects the growth to top out at 6.3 percent by the end of 2016. Healthcare reform has been driving the...

7 Natural Acid Reflux Cures You Probably Have In Your Kitchen Right Now

Searching for acid reflux cures? If you’re tired of the painful symptoms of acid reflux then looking for an answer is certainly understandable. After all, “suffering through” can make for some miserable days.  The chest discomfort, painful burning as acids from your stomach recede into your throat and esophagus . . . not only is it uncomfortable, it can...

Fatal Bowel Problems in Children Linked To Popular Vaccine

First problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, now this... The FDA has announced the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine for rotavirus, called Rotarix, could increase risk for serious bowel problems – potentially fatal problems. A study conducted in Mexico shows there is an increased risk of developing intussusception within 31 days after the initial dose of Rotarix. Intussusception is an obstruction that occurs...

What Are ProBiotics?

Scientists are increasingly discovering many more benefits from consuming foods with sufficient levels of probiotic bacteria. Probiotics are dietary supplements and live microorganisms containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. There is a landmark medical study conducted by experts on the front lines of hospital infection control. Hospital researchers recently made public a major study using a new, patented strain of friendly...

Acid Reflux Drugs Increase Bone Fracture Risk

It’s hard to see your friends and family enjoying all your favorite foods when your body denies you the same pleasure.  The culprit? Acid reflux. As much as you’d like, you can’t indulge in the second (or sometimes even first) bowl of chili, or have those hot peppers anymore because of it. You may take medication to deal with...