Archive for the ‘Digestive Health’ Category

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How Acid Reflux Medications can affect your Mental and Physical Health – And What to do about it

If you want to have a happy healthy body and brain, you need a functioning digestive system. Period. Having enough stomach acid to do the job is essential to digestion and health. You may think you have too much stomach acid, and that is why you were prescribed medication for acid reflux.

Later in this post, I will give you some suggestions and resources for supporting your health while taking these medications, but first let’s see why we need stomach acid …

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What’s Bugging You? The surprising effect of gut bacteria on depression, anxiety, and mood.

You probably know that your mind and emotions can affect your digestion, but did you know it works the other way too? Studies on digestive health and brain function gained momentum several years ago, as researchers and parents alike sought solutions for children with autism, ADHD, or other learning disabilities. Several diets designed to reduce gut inflammation have been developed that indeed improve these symptoms for many, but the hot new research is focusing on probiotics and mood. Scientists are …

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Gas and Bloating

What is it?

Excess gas production is a sign of incomplete digestion – at the very least. It is in the stomach or intestines. Bloating is caused by excessive gas production in the intestine.

If other digestive symptoms are present, it can be a sign of a more serious GI problem (disorder) such as malabsorption, bacterial imbalance in the intestine (dysbiosis), parasites, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, gallbladder disease, disease Candida, gastroesphageal reflux disease (GERD) or even a pancreatic tumor.

Gas can be released …

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