You have probably heard a lot lately about keeping a balance in your life. Specifically, we mean working too much vs. relaxation. Your gut needs that balance too. We’re talking about good bacteria versus bad bacteria, which leads us to the question: are probiotics good for my GI health? » Read more about: Are Probiotics Good For My GI Health? »
Chances are, everyone reading this has had some stress in their lives either short or long term. There are deadlines at work, traffic jams, family crises, and let’s not forget about the past year with financial stress and health worries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have been experiencing gastrointestinal conditions lately, you might already suspect the link between stress and GI issues is real and can become chronic. » Read more about: The Link Between Stress And GI Issues »
Seeing blood after moving your bowels can be worrisome, but there are many conditions which might cause this and not all are serious or life threatening. However, in some circumstances a trip to a gastroenterologist might be in order. Let’s find out when to see a gastroenterologist for rectal bleeding. » Read more about: When To See A Gastroenterologist For Rectal Bleeding »
Should I see a Gastroenterologist if I have chronic constipation? Turn on your TV and you’re bound to see endless ads espousing relief from constipation. Companies wouldn’t be spending that much money if constipation wasn’t a common problem, but there’s a difference between occasional constipation and a more serious concern – chronic constipation. » Read more about: Should I See A Gastroenterologist If I Have Chronic Constipation? »
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory chronic disease of the colon and rectum where ulcers develop inside the lining of the large intestine. It is an inflammatory bowel disease along with Crohn’s Disease which causes a multitude of painful and unpleasant symptoms. Since dietary habits can contribute to ulcerative colitis symptoms, let’s look at the worst foods for those with ulcerative colitis. » Read more about: The Worst Foods For Those With Ulcerative Colitis »
When we hear the word “natural,” it is easy to assume it is something perfectly healthy that Digestive Health Services would approve. Not so fast. Never assume that labeling something as healthy means it’s actually good for you. This is especially true when it comes to a “natural” colon cleanse because there are some important health and safety warnings for a natural colon cleanse you should know. » Read more about: Health and Safety Warnings for a Natural Colon Cleanse »
We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool!
If you’re seeing different abnormal colors, here are some potential causes. » Read more about: What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health »
Your gastrointestinal tract is home to many good kinds of bacteria, including trillions of microbiota. This bacteria helps to keep your gut healthy but is not alone in its efforts.
Two other substances are known as prebiotics and probiotics also exist within your GI tract, but what exactly are they and how are they any different from one another? » Read more about: Healthy GI Bacterias and Foods That Contain Them »