Did you know you can improve brain health through your diet?

The brain is in charge of every function in the body — from breathing, to digestion to circulation. And yet, this important organ is just as susceptible to the negative effects of poor lifestyle choices as the rest of the body. What we eat (or don’t eat) can increase inflammation in the brain, thereby impacting …





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Could viruses contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases?

Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. Earlier research linked the diseases to bacteria in the gut. Researchers found that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had a greater variety of viruses in their digestive systems, indicating viruses may play a role …





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GERD is more than heartburn; key questions answered

What does GERD stand for and what are the classic symptoms? GERD stands for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Typical symptoms are frequent heartburn, which is by far the most common complaint. Other symptoms include nausea, feeling of food or liquid coming up into one’s mouth, difficult or painful swallowing, pain in the mid-chest or upper abdomen, …





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3 Ways to Help Your Digestive System Run Smoothly

Are you dealing with your own stomach troubles? Adopt these three tips for digestive success. The Key Ingredient The first step to a happy stomach is to examine your diet. And for more people that means making sure you’re eating a balanced diet with plenty of fiber, which will keep your digestive system moving efficiently, says Elizabeth Odstrcil, …





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