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Tummy Trouble? Try NEW Ultimate Flora Critical Colon BifidoMAX 80 Billion

…highest amount of beneficial Bifidobacteria in a single dose (52 billion!) to help replenish good bacteria in the gut and relieve irritable bowel, diarrhea, constipation and other symptoms of digestive distress—all in a convenient one-a-day capsule.‡ And like all of our Ultimate Flora probiotics,…

Wow! Bacteria Can Do That?!

…bacteria from her husband’s gut into hers. Clostridium difficile, more commonly known as C. diff, is a bacterial infection that can cause severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon, but within hours after the beneficial bacteria was transplanted into her colon, the woman’s C. diff infection…

Irritable Bowel? L-glutamine May Help

…as a protective barrier against toxins and harmful bacteria. In studies L-glutamine has been shown to help ease symptoms of irritable bowel and diarrhea as well as promote overall gastrointestinal health, and most experts recommend between 1,000 to 2,000mg of L-glutamine daily for natural intestinal…

Are You Lactose Intolerant?

Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency in lactase, the enzyme required to digest milk sugar. Symptoms include gas, bloating, diarrhea and cramping when dairy foods are consumed. People who suspect they are lactose intolerant can perform a self-test by eliminating dairy products from their…

E. coli and Our “Gut Ecology”

…digestive symptoms similar to typical food poisoning such as diarrhea, cramps, gas and bloating. However the new German, toxic E. coli strain or enterohaemorrhagic E.coli (EHEC), causes much more serious issues such as bloody diarrhea and even seizures, strokes and comas caused by the bacteria…

Turns Out Bacteria Love the Beach, Too

…and recommend taking the following precautions if planning a day at the beach: * Avoid swallowing ocean water. * Do not swim if you are ill, have diarrhea or open wounds. * Shower and wash your hands before and after swimming. * Take children on frequent bathroom breaks/diaper changes. Research also…

The Difference between Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

…understanding of certain things that can affect a healthy gut.  If you have persistent gas and bloating, abdominal pain, or chronic constipation or diarrhea, here’s something you should know: More and more Americans are finding out that sensitivity to gluten may be at the root of their problems. But…

Hypnotherapy for IBS

…syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder that involves abdominal pain and discomfort along with abnormal bowel habits of constipation, diarrhea, or an alternation between the two. Symptoms outside the digestive tract are also common in IBS. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of people are affected…

Food for Thought: Vibrant Health Begins in the Gut

…digestive process and lead to a buildup of waste and toxins in the colon, resulting in digestive problems such as heartburn, gas and bloating, diarrhea and constipation, which may in turn contribute to weight gain, yeast overgrowth, low energy, brain fog and more. Educating yourself about the…

Checking In To The Hospital? What You Should Know.

…wash your hands frequently and advise any visitors you have to do the same. 2. Watch for Symptoms. Symptoms of C. diff infection can range from diarrhea and stomach cramps to nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to tell the nurse. Your doctor will likely administer tests to…

10 Tips for IBS Awareness Month

…the condition. While the cause of IBS is still largely unknown, symptoms often include some combination of abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea and/or constipation. If you or someone you know is living with IBS, here are 10 tips for improving bowel health: * Add More Fiber. Fiber supports…

Detox Teas

…medicine and macrobiotic health care. Traditionally, the umeboshi plum has been recommended in cases of food poisoning, water contamination, diarrhea or constipation, troubles with stomach secretion (too much or little acid), motion sickness, headaches, and chemotherapy ulcers. Corn Silk Infusion…

Ignoring Your GI Symptoms? Survey Says: You’re Not Alone.

…Results also revealed 72 percent of adults age 18 or older experienced at least one of the following GI symptoms a few times a month or more: diarrhea, gas and bloating, stomach pain, frequent bowel movements, unexplained weight-loss and non-specific GI discomfort. Further, most of the participants…

Review Promising for IBD Sufferers

…yet known, the disease has been linked to a heightened immune response related to a bacterial imbalance in the intestines. Symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever and weight loss, but long-term effects may also include inflammation of other organs in the body (including the eyes,…

April is IBS Awareness Month: 9 Simple Tips for Sufferers, Plus a Cool New App!

…every day. Although its cause is still unknown, many experts believe the symptoms of IBS—which include abdominal pain and bloating along with diarrhea, constipation or both—are closely linked to the interaction between the gut, brain, and central nervous system. (It’s possible the nerves along…