A healthy stomach plays a crucial role in our digestive system. In addition to breaking down protein, our stomach does a lot of lifting in the digestion process. It pummels our food, churns and mixes it, and stores it until it's ready to enter the small intestine for absorption. The stomach also plays another important … Continue reading Want a healthy stomach? Try this simple trick!
GI transit time is how long food stays in your gut. It starts when food enters your mouth and ends when it becomes cannon fodder to your morning coffee. A recent paper found that GI transit time tells us a lot about our gut and metabolic health. But the most interesting thing about the study … Continue reading What your GI transit time says about your gut health
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where excess bacteria grow in the small intestine. While there are normally trillions of bacteria in the gut, their numbers are low in the small intestine of healthy people. Different areas of the gut contain varying amounts of microbes, expressed as log colony-forming units per gram(CFU/g). In … Continue reading The secret to eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Managing IBS is so important for those who suffer from it. Many of the GI symptoms of IBS have a major impact on a person's quality of life. Currently, there aren't many things a person with IBS can do to help manage their symptoms. The FODMAP diet is a useful way to find out specific … Continue reading Managing IBS: 5 proven strategies to reduce your worst symptoms
We get a number of requests to post a "healthy gut diet", which is impossible to do. The primary issue is that we're all different. Thus, what's best for your gut depends on several factors: Are you trying to fix a problem or optimize an already healthy gut?GeneticsFood allergies & intolerancesActivity levelsSleepWorking day vs night … Continue reading Healthy gut diet: Foods you should eat for optimal gut health
Many people, particularly those with gut problems, complain about bloating when they eat fiber. It may seem trivial, but in some people, it's really intense. This presents a problem because fiber has many benefits. Fiber intake: Decreases inflammation in the gutSeals up the gutHelps control blood sugar and appetiteReduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading Bloating when you eat fiber? Try this trick!
There are numerous benefits of coffee consumption. Coffee contains many polyphenols as well as caffeine. But some people just don't tolerate caffeine all that well. Fortunately for those folks, results of a study presented earlier this years show caffeine isn't necessary for the benefits of coffee. The research was presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019. … Continue reading Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?
WARNING: GRAPHIC POO/BIOFILM PICTURES CONTAINED WITHIN. DO NOT READ IF THAT GROSSES YOU OUT Taken from: http://images.medicinenet.com/images/share-article-images/share-intestinal-gas-belching-bloating-flatulence.jpg Gut disorders affect millions of people every year. Two of the more common gut problems, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), often present with gas and bloating that most sufferers have a difficult time identifying the … Continue reading Why you can’t pinpoint the cause of your gas/bloating in IBS/SIBO