Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States alone. With such a large group of people affected, it is important to understand possible causes for IBS.
Mmmm, lunch! Being health-conscious, you grab a bowl of lentil soup with whole wheat toast. You slather it with fat-free apple butter. Later in the day, you treat yourself to a little frozen yogurt with your family. You've picked up these habits after years of trying. But if you're eating really well and still suffering
While the exact statistics are fuzzy, it's clear that Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on a sharp rise in Western developed nations. We all seem to know someone (or be that someone) who is trying a gluten-free lifestyle - at least this is the trend in the United States. If you're wondering what's the
I wish I had taken the Celiac test and taken full labs BEFORE going gluten-free. At that time, I could not afford the litany of expensive tests without the help of insurance. In giving up gluten completely, much of my health regenerated. I found energy I thought I'd left in childhood. I built muscle mass
Can bacteria influence whether you acquire modern diseases, like diabetes, cancer, irritable bowel disease or obesity? The answer may lay in your personal ecosystem. You comprise trillions of bacterial cells living within you and all over you, known as "microbiota". There are more of them than there are of you. Most of them are quite
Bacteria are vindictive, life-sucking demons who must be shunned with every antibacterial scrub and spray made available. At least, that's the conventional wisdom to date. Thankfully, news is leaking out of a surprising, life-supportive relationship with bacteria. Yep, I did say it: bacteria supports life all over, inside and outside, of your body. Many of
Ginger - rich in superstar antioxidants with exotic names, like gingerol, shagoal, and zingerone. It is beneficial for a kaleidescope of ailments, most notably appetite loss, stomach upset, stomachache, colic, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, motion sickness, nausea, pain, motion sickness, arthritis, migraine headaches, coughs and upper respiratory illnessess. It can even be used as a topical