Casein curds in stool worries some people. Is it really something to be worried about? Or is it something that happens sometimes and there’s really nothing to it? Let’s take a closer look at casein, its sources and how the body reacts to it. Casein is one of milk’s major protein contents.
Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that is added to many foods. Evidence suggests that it may affect bacteria in the intestine and cause gut inflammation.
Sure, you can get heartburn from a particularly spicy meal, or just by chowing down a bit too generously (Thanksgiving dinner, anyone?). But water?! Yep, even the stuff that's supposed to be good for you in almost all cases can trigger a bout of...
As a coffee lover, I was distressed when I found out that I had Acid Reflux and would need to cut out coffee. After research, I found a few ways that I could still drink coffee without the heartburn.
Once you understand how the digestive system works, simply putting into practice these four steps to shrink the size of your stomach makes perfect sense. Three weeks later? You won't feel hungry all the time.
Will Crohn's disease shorten your life, and what will life with Crohn's be like? If you want a straight answer, read on.
Laryngotracheal reflux, also known as extra-esophageal reflux, manifests as sinus and allergy symptoms, like stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and cough. If typical sinus and allergy treatment is not working for you, maybe you could discuss reflux with your doctor as a possible diagnosis.
A bacterium named Helicobacter pylori lives inside the stomach of many people and may cause ulcers and pain. The bacterium can resist the body's defence system.
Gassy, bloated tummies and gas cramps are not fun, and cause a strange feeling of discomfort. Here are some of the causes of gassy and bloated stomach and ways you can prevent them.
Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which acid in the stomach rises up into the esophagus. What follows are 11 foods to avoid if you have acid reflux.
There are many ways a doctor can help, but often, they do not have the knowledge to know what you should eat or not eat. Here are guidelines to help in the treatment of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's.
Some colostomy patients feel concerned about engaging in water activities and wonder whether it’s possible to go swimming with a colostomy bag on. If it is, how should it be worn to avoid prying eyes from noticing? Find out what you need to do so you can continue to enjoy your favourite watersport.
Stomach flu symptoms cause a lot of people to be hospitalized each year. Here are the major symptoms you should keep an eye on.
The huge bacterial population that lives in our large intestine has important effects on our health. Many of the bacteria are helpful, but some are harmful.
Do you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's and wonder what the likelihood is that your children will inherit it. This article will break down the causes of these inflammatory bowel diseases and the chances of passing them on to your kids.
Campylobacter is a bacterium that causes a foodborne illness called campylobacteriosis. Symptoms may include vomiting, stomach cramps, and copious diarrhea.
A ballooning stomach is an indication of chronic constipation, which means your colon needs cleansing. Since the colon breeds bacteria, many diseases can be prevented by cleaning it regularly.
Although Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, there is one sure way to prevent this disease. Block the growth of colon polyps, the primary cause of colon cancer.
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two relatively common digestive disorders: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Learn about the risk factors for developing IBD.
How can the common stomach flu affect your kidneys? Be warned of this unexpected outcome of a seemingly common disease!
All you need to know about living with celiac disease. Discover the cause, symptoms, diagnosis process, possible complications, treatment, and how to help your body heal.
Why do I experience stomachaches after I eat? Is there anything I can do to prevent or alleviate them? Learn the common causes of stomach discomfort after you eat a meal and how to prevent them!
Wondering what you can and can't eat if you have H. Pylori? Read on for a list of foods to avoid and foods you should make a point to eat.
Poop that is covered in white stuff is not normal, but if it only happened once, you're likely okay. If it is reoccurring, it might indicate a serious condition that needs a doctor's attention.