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8 Simple Habits to Improve Your Digestion

Good digestion. When it’s all working smoothly, we tend to take it for granted, but when things get out of balance it can quickly become all we think about. Heartburn, bloating, nausea, diarrhea - we may make jokes about them, but these symptoms of poor digestion can make us feel downright miserable, not to mention antisocial. Digestive disorders have risen dramatically in recent years, likely because our fast-paced lifestyles contain many elements that contribute to problems, such as high stres…

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The Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) are used to treat disorders such as GERD and peptic ulcers. They typically help reduce the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, acid reflex, bloating, and nausea. Their use is so common that they are now one of the top 3 drugs sold in the U.S.  PPI's could help reduce some of the symptoms but they can also produce some problems for those people who consume this drug on a regular basis.

Adverse Effects of PPI

The most common side effects with PPI's are abdominal pain…

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The Gut Microbiome and Dysbiosis

It's hard to believe but you have an estimated 3 trillion bacteria in your gut microbiome. Research is now showing this bacteria have a major influence on brain function, immunity, energy and more. The gut microbiome is a delicate balance of beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria, plus viruses and fungi. Even the bad microbes are part of a healthy microbiome. The only harm comes when your gut flora gets out of balance. That's when non-beneficial bacteria can wreak havoc. This is what is called d…

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How To Feed Your Gut For Weight Loss

Did you know that your gut holds the key for weight loss as well as many other health conditions including Alzheimer's? It may seem strange that your gut is such an important player when it comes to your weight but that's exactly what the science shows.

The Gut Microbiome

The Gut Microbiome is now a big deal. No other topic has generated more research and interest in the past few years than gut health. Numerous books have been written citing the many benefits of supporting the gut microbiome. Wh…

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Four Ways To Beat Your Bloat

Stomach-Bloating? Are you dealing with bloating and aren't sure of the cause? Does your stomach look bigger as the day goes on? Bloating is when you become swollen with fluid or gas, which leads to feeling too full or heavy. Common symptoms of bloating can include gas, cramps, heartburn, headaches, and irritability. If you struggle with any of these symptoms you are not alone; in fact about 45% of Americans struggle with bloating. Many people may struggle daily and think there is nothing they ca…

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How To Deal With Digestive Issues Naturally

70,000,000 people everyday suffer from some form of digestive issue such as heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain. Often times people turn to products like Tums, Rolaids, Zantac, or the more dangerous PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. With increased usage comes increased risk as studies now show an increased risk of fractures for those taking PPI's.

Why We Need Stomach Acid

The concept of shutting down acid product…

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Is Leaky Gut Causing Your Symptoms?

Could leaky gut be what's causing your health symptoms? Leaky gut can be the cause of many health concerns because damage to the intestinal lining allows toxins to enter the bloodstream. Leaky gut is also known as intestinal permeability. This means there are damaged cells in your small intestine lining. As a result of the damaged lining, bacteria, yeast and undigested food particles easily leak through into the general circulation.

Specifics of Leaky Gut

The gut is designed to take nutrients in…

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