Posts With Category: ‘Diet’

What Are Signs of Gluten Intolerance?

gluten-free
July 15th, 2019

Can You Suddenly Become Gluten Intolerant? You can develop gluten intolerance suddenly, depending on genetic factors. Some people have symptoms of this condition earlier in life, while others don’t have signs of gluten intolerance until they’re older. If you suddenly have symptoms, you should see your doctor for testing and treatment.  How Do You Test […]

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What Are the Benefits of a FODMAP Diet?

Fodmap healthy diet food
June 6th, 2019

What Can You Eat on the Fodmap Diet? FODMAP is an acronym. It refers to foods that are: Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides Polyols These are forms of carbohydrates that are strongly associated with digestive tract issues. Many high-carb foods can ferment within the digestive tract, leading to gas, bloating, and a variety of other symptoms. […]

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How Can a High Fiber Diet Help With my Digestion?

high fiber foods
April 19th, 2019

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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Can You Suddenly Become Lactose Intolerant?

Lactose intolerance
March 21st, 2019

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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How Can I Lower My Cholesterol?

Cholesterol level chart on a table.
January 30th, 2019

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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Is Acid Reflux Genetic?

Is Acid Reflux Genetic
December 20th, 2018

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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Am I Eating Enough Fiber?

Importance of Fiber in Diet
August 27th, 2018

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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What’s the Best IBS Diet?

IBS Diets
May 31st, 2018

Do you suffer from bloating, gas, or abdominal pain after eating? Do certain foods send you to the bathroom more often or cause constipation? If so, you could be dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, also called IBS, you can keep your symptoms under control by trying a variety […]

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Am I Lactose Intolerant?

Lactose Intolerance
April 30th, 2018

What Does it Mean to Be Lactose Intolerant? Lactose is the sugar that’s found in milk and most other dairy products. For you to be able to digest that sugar properly, your body makes an enzyme called lactase. When you’re lactose intolerant, your body doesn’t manufacture enough lactase to digest lactose well. Lactose Intolerance Symptoms […]

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