Category: Digestive Health

Supplement Considerations for People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) presents a range of digestive issues that cause general discomfort. Bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and constipation are all signs that your digestive system isn't functioning well. These issues make it hard for your body to get the nutrients it needs to support its many systems.

If you can't absorb an adequate amount of nutrients from your diet, supplements may be in order. But those with digestive issues and sensitivities can't pick just any product on the shelves. In this post, we share some considerations you'll want to keep in mind when picking your supplements.


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The Recipe for a Happy and Healthy Holiday

Carrie Levine shares the recipe for a happy and healthy holiday... good eating and drinking choices. Most people think weight gain is the biggest side effect of the holidays. What brought you those extra 5 pounds effects so much more than your waistline. Increased unhealthy behaviors over the holidays can actually make your season less merry.
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The Secret of the Gut-Brain Connection

Digestive Relief for Life by Dr. Sasha Rose N.D., L.Ac. You’ve probably heard the news – we carry a giant, complex world of microorganisms within our gut. Our gut microbiota (sometimes referred to as “gut flora”) contain tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria, and it can weigh anywhere... Read more »
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Drug Nutrient Depletion Series: Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of over the counter (OTC) and prescription medications commonly used for heartburn, ulcers, erosive esophagitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. The generic names of the medications all end in –prazole, and include: omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegarid), lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix). Mechanism of Action:... Read more »
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Nurturing Your Family through Nutritional Change

By Dr. Masina Wright It is tough to change ingrained eating habits. We learn how to eat from our parents, who learn from their parents. It is the “nurture” of the “nature or nurture” debate. How does our (nutritional) environment affect our genetics, health, life? The answer is immensely! For example, a recent large scale... Read more »
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