Are Processed Foods Bad for You?

Are processed foods bad for you? It’s easy to look at foods in a binary way: healthy or unhealthy. However, it’s not that simple with processed foods. It’s true that many of the foods people think of when they think of processed foods — frozen dinners, snack cakes, and junk food — are unhealthy, but […]

Are There Differences In IBS Symptoms for Men and Women?

Irritable bowel syndrome isn’t having the occasional bout of diarrhea, constipation, or an upset stomach. IBS is a medical condition that can interfere with your daily routine and negatively affect your quality of life. While there aren’t any significant differences in IBS symptoms for men and women, men are statistically less likely to seek medical […]

How to Handle Your Upset Stomach

An upset stomach does not require medical attention in most cases. Pain or discomfort from an upset stomach is typically acute and will go away on its own, or with home treatment. However, it’s important to realize that many different things can cause an upset stomach or stomach pain. Be aware of these causes, find […]

What Causes Stomach Ulcers?

Abdominal pain, or stomach pain, does not usually require treatment from a medical professional. Discomfort in your abdominal area from indigestion or gas will go away on its own. However, you may need to talk to a medical professional for some health issues that cause stomach pain, such as peptic ulcers. Here’s some information to […]

Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness This Summer

People tend to eat more meals outdoors during the warm summer months. Preparing, storing, and cooking food can be challenging without the conveniences of a kitchen, however. It also increases the risk for foodborne illnesses. Roughly 48 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. Most foodborne illnesses are short-lived, but they can […]

7 Hot Tips for Digestive Health

Your digestive system breaks down the foods and beverages that you consume. This is how your body gets the nutrients it needs to function properly each day. Sometimes lifestyle choices, including what we eat or drink, causes problems for our digestive tract (gastrointestinal, or GI tract). Sometimes an underlying health issue prevents the GI tract […]

Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer – cancer that occurs in the rectum or colon – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This is especially troubling because colorectal cancer is highly preventable; it’s one of the most preventable cancers. You can’t prevent colorectal cancer entirely, but screening can significantly decrease your risk for […]

What Causes Heartburn?

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation that occurs in your throat or in your chest. The pain can be uncomfortable, or it can be debilitating. Some people experience heartburn after eating certain foods, during certain times of the day, or when they bend over at the waist or lie down. You can experience occasional heartburn, […]

Probiotics: Health or Hype?

When you think about bacteria, you might think about the microorganisms that cause diseases like strep throat. In fact, healthy human bodies are teeming with bacteria. Bacteria outnumber human cells ten to one in our bodies. We have trillions of bacteria inside our bodies and on our skin. Probiotics is a name for those good-for-you […]

Do You Need Food Allergy Testing?

People experience food allergies in different ways. Maybe you break out in a rash if you touch peanuts, or perhaps you have difficulty breathing anytime you eat shellfish. People who experience symptoms after eating certain foods may benefit from food allergy testing. What are food allergies? Some people experience an immune response after eating, or […]