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Prebiotics improve digestion and reduce risk of cancer

6/8/2015 - Prebiotics have numerous health benefits such as improving gut health, inhibiting cancer, enhancing the immune system, and preventing obesity and have shown effective improvements in 91 percent of all human trials. They have also been shown to reduce symptoms of bowel related issues such as ulcerative...

3 indispensable digestive aids for the holiday season

12/15/2014 - As a society we tend to overeat and drink too much, often in the form of grains, sugar, dairy, and alcohol. This practice seems to be magnified during the holiday season, with family and work gatherings picking up and the pressure to create a buffet that impresses the guests in sight, smell, and taste. Unfortunately...

4 simple mealtime habits that can improve your digestion

11/28/2014 - Eating is a necessary practice that is intended to nourish our bodies with the fuel required to operate at optimal levels. However, poor food production and eating habits have compromised our digestion and resulted in a multitude of digestive problems that open the gates for all kinds of disease processes. When...

Use bitter herbs for optimal digestion and detoxification

11/7/2014 - Most people in western society have grown up without using bitter herbs on a regular basis. Bitter herbs are not the most tasty, but they are outstanding for our health. These herbs help produce digestive enzymes and improve liver and gallbladder function as well as anything. Utilizing bitter herbs...

Two excellent foods for better digestion that you're missing out on

10/7/2014 - Are you soaking up all your nutrients? Many individuals carefully consider what they eat, but do they think about digestion enough? If you're not digesting your food well enough, you may not be absorbing all those nutrient-packed foods. Daily multivitamins may also not be being absorbed. A healthy,...

4 reasons your digestion Is ruined and what you can do about It

8/24/2014 - Digestive issues could quite possibly be the biggest reason for many of the ailments people suffer from today. Processed foods, chemicals, GMO's, prescriptions, and stress often initiate the issues, and once those things are cleaned up, many people still seem to suffer from improper digestion. It...

Improving stomach acid production enhances digestion and overall health

7/27/2014 - Our digestive tract is one of the key interfaces between the external environment and our blood stream. When the digestive tract is irritated and damaged it produces rampant inflammation and stress throughout the entire body. Supplementing to improve stomach acid production can dramatically improve...

How gluten can damage digestion and immune function

7/17/2014 - Once considered an 'unusual' way of eating by a small group of people with celiac disease, gluten-free diets have become mainstream and quite popular throughout the United States. In the past, avoiding gluten was considered a 'sacrifice' - but, now, with so many choices people are taking a second look...

Three herbal teas that can aid digestion and treat stomach problems

7/16/2014 - According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. (1) Many of these problems are linked to food sensitivities (especially...

Ginger reduces chronic inflammation, pain and migraines, helps digestion, diabetes and more

5/22/2014 2:33:04 AM - According MedlinePlus, taking 1 gram of ginger before surgery may help reduce nausea and vomiting post-surgery. Widely known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, ginger has many more uses than one may think. In China, ginger has been used for over 2,000 years to help treat nausea, stomach...

Sprouts boost energy, digestion and immunity

1/16/2014 - Conventional farming practices destroy the soil; generate poor-quality food and pour tons of unwanted chemicals into our environment. The use of GMOs, toxic pesticides and antibiotics pose devastating consequences to human health. Fortunately, on an individual level, there is a simple solution to many...

Use peppermint oil to aid digestion, repel bugs, and more

9/26/2013 - Ever wonder why a lot of restaurants have those peppermint candies next to the register? It's because of peppermint's long history as a digestive aid dating all the way back to ancient Rome and Egypt. It has a beneficial action on the stomach, intestines, and liver. The plant is easy to grow and...

Amazing food combinations that will change your health

7/27/2013 - The strategy of proper food combining for optimum digestion has been around for decades in western dietary science and for centuries with Ayurvedic medicine. Both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and ancient Ayurveda have long recognized the importance of good digestion as the foundation for good...

Four natural ways of getting rid of indigestion

5/21/2013 - People often see the term "indigestion" as a way of referring to upper abdominal pain and/or heartburn that could be accompanied by a feeling of having a stomach full of gas, bloated sensations after eating, difficulty swallowing, feelings of heaviness after eating, abdominal or stomach cramps and pains,...

Benefits of lettuce for digestion

3/5/2013 - Lettuce is one of the most popular green and leafy vegetables today, mostly used for salads. Their nutritional value may vary depending on the specific type of lettuce in question. What's noteworthy though, is the ability of lettuce to affect a person's digestion. For those who are currently suffering...

How to fix your digestion without prescription drugs

1/16/2013 - It is estimated that as many as one out of every three Americans suffers from some type of digestive disorder, whether it be occasional gas or bloating, or something more severe like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or chronic diarrhea. Whatever the particular issue, digestive upset tends to negatively...

Four easy home remedies for chronic indigestion

12/22/2012 - Indigestion has many aspects, from simply feeling bloated and too full to full blown IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The latter includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Basic eating habits can prevent simple indigestion and keep gastrointestinal disorders...

Seven methods for creating the best digestion of your life

11/2/2012 - Dealing with the symptoms of chronic digestive dysfunction can be discouraging for many people, especially when unknown dietary and environmental triggers constantly seem to create bloat, abdominal pain, gas, and other problems. But correcting the issue can also be as simple as eating certain foods...

Proteolytic enzymes: A miracle cure the medical monopoly is keeping from you

2/8/2012 - Enzymes are more important than vitamins and minerals for general health. Without enzymes, vitamins and minerals are useless. Enzymes are catalysts for metabolic processes and digestion. A catalyst initiates a chemical process without being part of the resultant product. Many NaturalNews readers...

Balance neurology - Proper meal planning improves energy, digestion and immunity

12/30/2011 - Our ancestors were very active during daylight hours hunting and gathering. During the nighttime hours they feasted when food was plentiful. The nervous system has developed to keep kinetic energy systems high during daylight hours while digestive and recovery systems are prioritized at night. Meal...

Lower blood sugar levels and improve digestion with juniper berries

4/7/2011 - Juniper trees are found mainly in Asia, North Africa, Europe and North America. Mostly known for their flavouring agents that are used in gin, these berries or seeds have a great deal of health benefits as well. They are known to aid digestion, lower blood sugar levels and even promote and maintain...

Six Simple Tips: Improve Digestion Naturally

9/6/2010 - Food is the foundation of good health. And digestion is the foundational tool for using food to achieve good health. Without proper digestion, our bodies may never receive the nutrients we work so hard to include in our diets. Poor digestive function can cause nutrient deficiencies and numerous health...

How Stress Impairs Digestion and How to Fix It

5/12/2010 - We often think of digestion in terms of the food we eat. And while the quality of our food is an important aspect of digestive health, the effect of stress on digestion should not be underestimated. All the raw foods, enzymes and herbal bitters in the world can't help you if your digestive difficulties...

Improve Your Digestion without Spending a Cent

5/18/2009 - Feel like a thunderstorm is going on in your intestinal tract? Or maybe you are among the people who rely on Tums or Rolaids after each meal. The bottom line is that more than half of Americans are not properly digesting their food. One simple solution that has worked for millions is sequential eating. Sequential...

For Digestive Bliss Eat Foods that Don't Fight

2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...

FDA Approves Prescription Proton Pump Inhibitor Drug for 1-11 Year Olds

4/15/2008 - The FDA recently approved the short term use of the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug Nexium for children one to eleven years old for the treatment of GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Paradoxically, (www.worstpills.org) , the Health Research Group of Public Citizen recently issued a warning about...

Solving the Great pH Riddle Permanently for Better Health

3/11/2008 - We live in a world where all the developed nations have developed a unique neurosis that I call "pH Panic and Paranoia." Lacking understanding and wooed by the lust for money for their "miracle products" many manufacturers, teachers and salespeople have contributed to the problems - both of the "pH...

The Power of Enzymes - Discover the Key to Good Health

2/25/2008 - Did you know that good health starts with proper digestion and good digestion relies on the right enzymes in the right amounts being at the right place and time? Sounds complex? It is, and is just another example of how intelligent our bodies really are. As we age we become more challenged by various...

Heartburn sufferers shouldn't be too quick to reach for the antacids; heartburn medications do more harm than good

7/25/2006 - Before you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might want to consider simply changing your eating habits. Most people are aware that eating too quickly or eating certain foods can trigger heartburn, yet few people are willing to change how and what they eat. Instead, they...

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