Educate yourself with nutrition, health and fitness knowledge.

Tag Archives: Digestive System

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

Read More »

Putting Ebola Under the Microscope

Putting Ebola Under the Microscope

Over the last few months, the Ebola virus has been the subject of countless articles and news reports. Of course, the cause of all of this attention has been the 2014 Ebola outbreak in western Africa. To date, the virus ...

Read More »

Another Possible Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Another Possible Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes recurring digestive issues, is a common medical problem in the United States. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders provides the following statistics about this illness: An estimated 25 to 45 million ...

Read More »

Eating Smart with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Eating Smart with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

For obvious reasons, digestive problems never make for an especially appealing topic. Millions of Americans must contend with chronic digestive conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fortunately, many of those with IBS can mitigate their symptoms by making sound dietary ...

Read More »

An Uneasy Feeling: The Impact of Norovirus

An Uneasy Feeling: The Impact of Norovirus

There would seem to be fewer things more appealing than a Caribbean cruise, particularly during the dead of winter.  You can imagine that passengers aboard the Explorer of the Seas, a luxurious cruise ship that can hold over 3,000 guests, ...

Read More »

Are You at Risk of Salmonella Poisoning?

Are You at Risk of Salmonella Poisoning?

When most of us go to the grocery store, we tend not to worry if the food we buy can make us sick. Many shoppers associate contaminated food with developing nations, and don’t consider food poisoning to be all that ...

Read More »

Olestra: A Controversial Ingredient

Olestra: A Controversial Ingredient

As popular as they may be, potato chips can best be described as a guilty pleasure. In order to make a chip that is amenable to the taste buds, food producers tend to pour globs of salt, cholesterol and fat ...

Read More »

How to Prevent Indigestion

There’s a good chance that, after eating a particularly large meal in a short amount of time, you felt all but incapacitated afterwards. You don’t have to mimic the accomplishments of Joey Chestnut to develop indigestion (for those not aware, ...

Read More »

Constipation: It’s No Laughing Matter

Constipation: It’s No Laughing Matter

There is staggering number of people who suffer from constipation.  Each year, Americans alone spend more than $1 billion dollars on over the counter laxatives.  What causes constipation? Let’s start with a ‘food flowchart’. Once we eat food, it combines ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top
Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software