“That’s a lot to digest!” When someone makes this statement, they are basically saying that’s a lot of information to absorb. When it comes to our actual digestive systems, absorption is critical. Proper digestion allows us to absorb food and then turn it into those precious nutrients we all need.
According to one entertainment report, Barker started experiencing really bad pain after undergoing a routine endoscopy on June 27. To put it simply, an endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure which allows a doctor to see inside a patient’s body. A long, flexible tube with a camera is inserted in the body.
You can help protect the delicate balance of microbes in your gut by avoiding products with potentially harmful ingredients and working with your doctor or pharmacists to reduce the impact of medications you need to take.
When it comes to our overall health and wellness, it’s all about the gut! When I say “gut,” I am basically referring to the stomach and intestines, where trillions of microbes (more commonly called “gut bugs”) live. This community of bugs is called the gut microbiome.
The importance of maintaining good gut health cannot be overstated. Our guts contain trillions of microbes (also called flora, bacteria or bugs). All these bugs that live in our guts make up the gut microbiome.
Diarrhea, gas, constipation are not exactly the most desirable topics of conversation, but these are some of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Antibiotic use in the United States is among the highest in the world. In fact, this class of drugs is prescribed to four-out-of-five Americans every year. They are an effective treatment and prevention for a variety of bacterial infections ranging from pneumonia to UTIs. And most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives.
A healthy gut is critical for your overall health, energy levels, fighting off diseases, properly absorbing healthy nutrients and eliminating toxins. The average small intestine length ranges from 9 to 15 feet, the large bowel is about 5 feet. Both parts of the intestinal tract have large surface contact with the outside world, much greater than the skin or the lung surfaces. So as you can imagine, taking care of your gut is extremely important.
It’s no secret that we have a new president at the helm who has made quite a few changes and announcements since taking office. If you’ve been watching along, by now you may be familiar with the White House’s new press secretary Sean Spicer. Amidst all the headlines, a quirky fact has re-emerged about Mr. Spicer: He chews and swallows two and a half packs of cinnamon Orbit gum by noon! It makes you wonder …
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, having claimed the lives of thousands of people every year, including some notable public figures such as Steve Jobs and Patrick Swayze.
Constipation is one of the most common digestive complaints, affecting around 42 million people in the U.S, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This common condition is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements per week, and having bowel movements that are hard, dry and small, making them difficult to pass.
When we talk, read or think about our health, how often do “bile ducts” come up? Probably not often, if ever. We're so used to seeing PSAs, pretty posters, tote bags and keychains for heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, but we don't hear that much about the bile ducts. However, a bile duct blockage can be painful and life-threatening!
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