Weight loss: Is the secret in your gut bacteria?

Sugar cravings. Bloating. Burping. Gas. Diarrhea. Constipation. Indigestion. Heartburn. Runner’s Trots. Colds. Sickness. Anxiety. Frequent fatigue. These are signs of impaired gut health, and if you’re experiencing these, you are not alone. If you’re not experiencing any of the above, don’t stop reading just yet. Your gut is often referred to as “the second brain”…

Gut Health relates to blood sugar control

The composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms—called the gut microbiota—changes over time in unhealthy ways. Researchers previously found that the gut microbiota—containing both beneficial and harmful microbes—can affect human health in many ways and that the mix of this community of microscopic organisms differs in people with Type 2 diabetes compared with healthy individuals.…

10 Ways to Reduce Stress, Fatigue, and Bloating

Shake the Salt Habit Feeling bloated? Salt may be partly to blame. Too much salt can cause you to retain water. And it can contribute to high blood pressure. Cut back on salt by choosing fresh (not canned or processed) foods and experimenting with other seasonings such as curry powder, garlic, cumin, or rosemary to…

What is IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects mostly women. Causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. IBS treatments include diet and lifestyle changes and medications / supplements. Overview Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines. It causes belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. IBS is a…

The Root of Most Skin Problems

What is the body’s largest organ? Believe it or not, it’s our skin. It holds together and shields our muscles, tissues, bones and internal organs. It takes a beating from the environment and our lifestyles, yet protects us. The health of our skin, more often than not, reflects our internal environment: the environment of the…

Digestion

Why are Enzymes so Important for Digestion?

Enzymes are one of the key ingredients for a healthy digestive system. Most people don’t know that having an enzyme deficiency can be the simple explanation behind common digestive problems like constipation/diarrhea, heartburn, bloating and IBS and even serious problems like Crohn’s Disease and high blood pressure. What are Enzymes? Enzymes, in short, are proteins.…

Gut Health

Gut Bacteria and Your Health

What’s in Your Gut May Affect the Size of Your Gut Need to lose weight? New research published in the journal Science suggests that the microbes in your gut may play a role in obesity. However, researchers are still unsure of the extent to which they affect how we metabolize food. For the study, mice…

What Your Feet Say about Your Health

Cold Feet, Many Culprits If your toes are always cold, one reason could be poor blood flow — a circulatory problem sometimes linked to smoking, high blood pressure, or heart disease. The nerve damage of uncontrolled diabetes can also make your feet feel cold. Other possible causes include hypothyroidism and anemia. A doctor can look…

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

If you have lactose intolerance, you may love milk, but your body doesn’t – and will tell you that you had much. You might have symptoms like cramps after a bowl of cereal or gas after an ice cream treat. Lactose is the main sugar in milk and other dairy products. If you have lactose…