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  • Good or Bad? How Bacteria Affects Your Gut

    Good or Bad? How Bacteria Affects Your Gut

    Having frequent problems related to your digestive system is usually an indication of an imbalance between the good and the bad bacteria in your gut, a condition known as dysbacteriosis.

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  • 10 Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (IBS Awareness Month)

    10 Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (IBS Awareness Month)

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex condition that not only affects your bowel movements causing either constipation or diarrhea, but can also cause bloating, belly pain, and gas. It affects anywhere between 25 to 45 million Americans, occurring more commonly in women. Yet many people suffer with symptoms for months or years without knowing they have IBS. April has been designated IBS Awareness Month to help shed more light on the condition.

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  • 10 Superfoods That You Should Know About (National Nutrition Month)

    10 Superfoods That You Should Know About (National Nutrition Month)

    With March being declared National Nutrition Month, let's put the spotlight on superfoods. They are packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, & fiber that help keep your body healthy.

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  • Colon Cancer: Am I at Risk ?

    Colon Cancer: Am I at Risk ?

    According to research studies, colon cancer is the 2nd most common cause for cancer - related death in the US, yet if detected and treated early, the survival rate for colon cancer patients is quite high. With March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, let's look at some factors that increase your risk of developing colon cancer. Many of these are within your power to control and can be modified to lower your risk of developing colon cancer.

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  • Heartburn or GERD?

    Heartburn or GERD?

    The burning pain characteristic of heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. It involves the digestive system. Back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus causes irritation of the delicate esophageal lining which is experienced as burning in the chest that in some cases may move up to the throat or may be located behind the breast bone. Heartburn may be felt immediately after eating, when bending over, or when lying down.

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  • Exercises that Help with Digestion

    Exercises that Help with Digestion

    Healthy digestion depends on interconnected organs that work together to breakdown the food you eat into nutrients that are used by the body for energy, repair, and growth.

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  • Understanding Your IBS Diagnosis

    Understanding Your IBS Diagnosis

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common diagnoses made by gastroenterologists. Common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. This condition affects about 20% of the population of North America.

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  • Is It Your Year to Lose Weight?

    Is It Your Year to Lose Weight?

    In the year 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially designated obesity as a disease. With about 70% of people above the age of 20 either overweight or obese, medical professionals are constantly looking for new ways to help people lose weight.

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  • Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    Fun & feasting during the holiday season can quickly result in undesirable weight gain if you are not careful. What’s worse is according to research statistics, the pounds you put on during the holidays are the most difficult to lose.

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  • The Most Common Liver Problems and How to Avoid Them

    The Most Common Liver Problems and How to Avoid Them

    Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It is present just behind your ribcage on the right side of your abdomen. Everything you eat, drink, breathe, or absorb through your skin eventually reaches your liver

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