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Apr, 2019
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How Can a High Fiber Diet Help With my Digestion?

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Fiber is an important part of your diet, as it aids in your digestive health. If you’re thinking of switching to a high fiber diet, keep the following considerations in mind. How Does Fiber Help Digestion? Your body doesn’t digest fiber, but this nutrient helps make your stools larger and softer. This can help lower […]

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Mar, 2019
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Can You Suddenly Become Lactose Intolerant?

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Lactose intolerance causes people to have trouble properly digesting the sugar that is found in milk, which is called lactose. Lactose intolerance can develop at any time. Causes of Lactose Intolerance When you are lactose intolerant, your small intestine is not able to make enough lactase that is needed for digesting lactose. In normal conditions, […]

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What is the Difference Between Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease?

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Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are diseases that affect your digestive system. While they might seem similar, these are different conditions. Understanding the differences between the two can help ensure that you get the proper treatment. What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is a condition in which consuming gluten leads to an immune system response. […]

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Jan, 2019
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How Can I Lower My Cholesterol?

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When it comes to cholesterol, many people don’t know if their cholesterol is high or normal. It is important to schedule an annual blood test with your physician to determine what steps to take to lower your cholesterol, if needed. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol (LDL), you can make lifestyle changes that will […]

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Dec, 2018
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Is Acid Reflux Genetic?

Is Acid Reflux Genetic

What is acid reflux? Acid reflux – better known as heartburn – occurs when stomach acid moves up into your esophagus. When everything works as it should, a valve at the entrance to your stomach closes after food passes through it. But sometimes when the valve is leaky or doesn’t stay closed, stomach acid can […]

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Eating Habits this Holiday Season with Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastrointestinal Problems

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends and food, but the food aspect can be concerning if you have gastrointestinal problems. Read on for tips to help you handle the festivities, while enjoying the goodies that come along with it. Know What Triggers Your Digestive Issues You probably already know what triggers […]

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Oct, 2018
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Should I Be Concerned About Occasional Abdominal Pain?

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What Are the Different Types of Abdominal Pain? The abdominal area is filled with vital anatomy like the stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, kidneys, reproductive organs, and much more. When these organs cause you pain, there are some general guidelines on the type of pain they cause and where. Keep in mind these […]

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Sep, 2018
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Is This A Hernia?

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Hernias can occur in different areas of the body, though most commonly, hernias form in the stomach area. Men can develop hernias in their scrotums. Even babies can get hernias. What Is a Hernia? A hernia happens when an internal organ comes through its protective layer of tissue and muscle. The hernia will look like […]

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Aug, 2018
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Am I Eating Enough Fiber?

Importance of Fiber in Diet

If you’re constantly on the go, you may grab convenience foods that taste great and fill you up. Unfortunately, processed foods like fast food, fruit juice, and pre-packaged snacks lack an essential element of a healthy diet. Your body needs fiber to keep your digestive tract healthy and regular. Read on to learn why getting […]

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Jun, 2018
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How Can I Prevent Acid Reflux?

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Acid reflux is a common condition that can cause heartburn as well as other symptoms, but there are steps you can take to prevent its occurrence. What is acid reflux? Acid reflux occurs when acid that’s produced by your stomach moves up into your esophagus. This tube connects the throat and stomach, and sometimes the […]

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