Feeling Bloated after Eating

Why do I Feel Bloated After Eating?

Feeling bloated is not always just a sign of overeating. It can actually point to serious problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, or high-stress levels. You know when it feels like you have just eaten your entire birthday cake by yourself? That’s stomach bloating. It may come around even when you have not…

The Proof Is In the Probiotics: Why They Work

The Proof Is In the Probiotics: Why They Work

There has been a lot of contradiction around the effectiveness of probiotics to improve health, but at the end of the day it seems that they can be very useful and sometimes much healthier than certain chemical medications. What are probiotics? Probiotics are tiny living organisms that help boost your body’s natural functions. They are…

Treating Common Digestive Disorders

Treating Common Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders leave many people feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and in pain. It is often an awkward topic to bring up, and many people are too embarrassed to visit a doctor. Luckily you can start taking matters into your own hands and treat your symptoms by knowing what causes and aggravates them. Ulcers – Ulcers cause…

Caffeine and Your Digestive System

Caffeine is a well known stimulant found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, and cocoa. It can be useful in many daily situations as it raises your levels of alertness, increases the metabolism, and can put us in a better mood. Increased Peristalsis Peristalsis in the body is where muscle contracts in order to move food…

Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Fight Constipation with fibre This one goes without saying, but fibre keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fibre each day. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production of saliva,…

6 Foods to Boost Your Digestive Health

6 Foods to Boost Your Digestive Health

Whether or not you suffer from gut or digestive issues, it is always a great idea to make sure that your “good” bacteria levels are on the up and up!  1. Yogurt This is probably the most known source for probiotics, but make sure to get the ones with live and active cultures, not the…

Bloating after Eating

Bloating after Eating

Most often we think it is simply because we have eaten too much, but the reason for bloating after eating could actually be due to several other factors that range from fluctuating hormone levels to certain types of food. This is called stomach bloat, and in some cases it can be triggered by as little…

Modern Lifestyle vs. Our Gut

Modern Lifestyle vs. Our Gut

These days there is so much added sugar, refined carbohydrates and other disgusting additives used in the food we eat. The problem is that our bodies weren’t designed to handle all these preservatives and sugars, and they end up harming the good bacteria that lives in our gut to make sure we stay healthy. These…

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

There are many myths surrounding digestion and digestive problems, but many times the opposite of these myths are actually true. Here are some of the most common cases: Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest Although gum is not actually digested in your stomach, it does not stick to your stomach walls for 7 years, but…

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

1. Fight Constipation with fiber This one goes without saying, but fiber keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fiber each day. 2. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production…