Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things - Horace
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You probably know the human body hosts a variety of microbes, but you might be surprised by the volume.
If the collection of bacteria, fungi and other organisms could be shed all at once, it would weigh 2 to 4 pounds and fill one or two quarts.
En masse, scientists call it the microbiome and have come to believe it is as important to good health as a sound brain, heart, kidneys, liver and lungs.
It helps digest our food, regulate our immune system and feed the cells that line the gut. But if its mix of microbes gets out of whack, the same organisms that ensure our health can make us sick.
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If ratio gets out of whack, the same organisms that ensure our well-being can make us sick.
Dealing with stomach pain, ulcers, reflux, constipation, Crohn’s disease, and more
It’s the thing everyone does, but that no one wants to talk about: Poop. Most people (understandably) prefer not to talk about what happens in the bathroom, but there’s a reason why most physicians ask you about your bowel movements when you go to the doctor’s office. It may not be the most comfy conversation to have, but your poop can actually tell you a whole lot about your gut health — which, in turn, can tell you a lot about your overall health.
Just as shape, consistency and timing of our bowel movements are important indicators as to the health of our digestive system, so too is the colour of our poo. Brown, red, white or green, these colours tell us much about not only the foods that we eat, but whether you're absorbing important nutrients or have a bowel condition.
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Advancing the cure and treatment of bowel disease.
After now working with thousands of clients over so many years, I can assure you that you can overcome your digestive health issues – without drugs.
Gut is a leading international journal in gastroenterology and hepatology and has an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, the liver, biliary tree and pancreas.
Welcome to your complete resource for trustworthy digestive health information, support, and assistance about functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders (FGIMDs). Started in 1991 by one person struggling with the challenges of a chronic GI disorder, IFFGD has been joined by many others from all walks of life in the fight to improve the daily lives of persons affected by long-term digestive troubles.
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here to learn more about digestive health and its connection to everything from what you eat to how you move and even how you think. I teach men and women to be better thinkers about their bodies.
Campaigning for IBS sufferers to receive a better standard of care from health professionals and making it okay to talk about IBS.
In this highly anticipated book, Dr Greg Plotnikoff and Dr Mark Weisberg show how to listen to your gut and to interpret symptoms as important messages that can help correct imbalances.
Your digestive tract–a.k.a. “the second brain”–is a smart system that is acutely sensitive to your feelings. Here’s how to keep it healthy (and happy).
Increasingly, researchers and physicians are realizing that one of the most common causes of digestive diseases is that people do not have healthy eating habits, and are also not aware of the many sources of food contamination. Besides bacterial or parasite infections, it is now understood that the digestive system can also be damaged by poor diets, prescription drugs, and food additives, especially antibiotics.
At Gastroenterology Consultants we are dedicated to providing each patient with the individualized attention that you deserve. We provide each patient with state-of-the-art treatment methods that will help relieve the ailments and symptoms that you are experiencing. There are many different diseases and conditions that affect the overall health of the digestive system.
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