I’ll Take a Draught of the Fizzy Green Stuff

If you’re passing on the beer because it’s a little hard on your waistline or digestion, you may not be out of luck in the pub.

How to Get the Maximum Benefit From Probiotics

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or gut, is home to millions of microbes, many of which are beneficial bacteria that play an important role in your health. The good bacteria in your gut have several jobs, including: Destroying harmful bacteria and pathogens Digesting some...

Digestion Basics

Carbohydrates, fats, protein, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are metabolized in various places along the digestive tract. Understanding where digestion and absorption occurs, as well as the enzymes related to digestion, can help when counseling patients with various...

Probiotics for Your Oral Health

You may already recommend a probiotic for digestive health for patients who are traveling overseas or managing a round of antibiotic treatment, but you should also consider including oral health practices in your intake questionnaire.

Re-Challenging and Reintroducing FODMAPs: The How, When, and Why

The low FODMAP diet has been a revelation in treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The efficacy of the low FODMAP diet has been reported in several observational studies with robust evidence provided from a limited amount of randomized control trials (...

Low FODMAP Diet: A Review of Recent Studies

The low FODMAP (which stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) diet calls for the exclusion of fermentable oligo-di-monosaccharides and polyols, which advocates say can decrease the severity of symptoms related to irritable bowel...

The Role of Gut Microbiome in Disease and Wellness

The human microbiome consists of trillions of bacterial cells that live and flourish throughout the body in places such as the skin, lungs, mouth, and urogenital and digestive tracts. Depending on their location in the body, these beneficial bacterial cells have different...

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