Tag Archives: digestive health

How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

If your doctor has ever prescribed an antibiotic, he also may have told you to eat yogurt or take a daily probiotic supplement along with it. There is good reason for that. Our digestive systems are home to trillions of bacteria, many of which we rel ...
Top 5 Foods for a Healthy Gut

Top 5 Foods for a Healthy Gut

You probably know your intestines house trillions of bacteria. This, however, might be news: what you eat can directly affect which of these bacteria will flourish. It should come as no surprise that a diet high in sugar favors the growth of yeast an ...
The Fiber Follies

The Fiber Follies

A few years ago, when adding fiber to packaged foods apparently was a way to get them added to customers’ shopping carts, I had an incident I will forever remember as The Day I Needed To Find a New Yoga Studio. It started off with fiber-added muffin ...
The Beautiful Benefits of Aloe Vera

The Beautiful Benefits of Aloe Vera

Q: What is aloe vera? A: Aloe vera is a short-stemmed succulent plant with thick, fleshy leaves and small white teeth. It’s part of the lily family, or Liliaceae, which is the same family as onions and garlic. Aloe vera has become a staple for health ...
5 Tips to Stay ‘Regular’ Naturally

5 Tips to Stay ‘Regular’ Naturally

Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise is paramount to good digestion. However, sometimes things go awry and people need a little extra help to maintain regularity. You may be surprised to learn that you should have a bowel movement every ...