gut health

What You Can Do To Keep Your Gut Healthy (And Why You Should)

Gut health contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases. The food that you eat greatly affects the types of bacteria that live inside you. Here are some science-based ways to improve your gut bacteria. At… read more

Food Intolerances and Gut Problems

Studies show that around 85% of people suffer from gastrointestinal disturbances such as gas, heartburn and stomach aches. There are common causes of these problems such as nutrient deficiencies, poor diets and dehydration. However, both food intolerances and allergies can also play a role in your stomach and intestinal problems. Allergies are foods that cause… read more

Can Caffeine and Other Stimulants Irritate Your Bowels?

For more than 80% of Americans, grabbing a coffee right upon waking is simply the morning routine. However, if you experience digestive upsets such as diarrhea, your drink of choice may be to blame. Caffeine is considered both a drug and a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s also a stimulant that… read more

What is SIBO and What Causes it?

If you have never heard of SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, you aren’t the only one. Most gut issues go undiagnosed and SIBO has a reputation for being massively under-diagnosed. The actual number of people in the general population with SIBO remains a mystery, but studies suggest that between 6 to 15 percent of healthy,… read more

Think You Have IBS? Find Out With Gut Testing

What is gut testing and how can it help with diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? The fact of the matter is, over 85 percent of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal problem with symptoms akin to those of IBS, namely, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating, cramping, pain, and gas. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)… read more

What is a “Normal” Bowel Movement

When it comes to gut health, bowel movement patterns can tell you a lot about your total body wellness.  As a culture, bowel movements aren’t something we talk about much, but if your body’s plumbing isn’t working properly, it can create a toxic environment in your body–literally.  Research in 2010 revealed that your brain and… read more