Love this article from William and Mary–they are finding that young adults who consume more fermented vegetables (think sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.) experience less anxiety. Eat them regularly to support good digestive health as well as mental health! Read more here.
Since optimal sleep, adequate exercise, good nutrition, and stress reduction are keys to overall health, it stands to reason that they also improve your digestion. Check out this 7-day protocol 🙂
And another reason to stick with whole foods–emulsifying agents are being linked with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and colitis. Read more here.
OK–I was going to try and post only good news this month, but this is information we all need to know. Scientists are starting to discover why GMO corn is dangerous for us. Please read . . .
Good news for suffers of Clostridium difficile–oral supplementation with fecal material helps combat this infection. This may sound gross, but re-seeding the GI tract may be just the ticket. Read more here.
I learned from a patient today about this great tool: the Jawcerciser! It may be helpful for supporting overall jaw health (muscle strength and bones) and promotes saliva production, too. Check out these links: Jawcerciser video Jaw exercise article
It has been discovered that those suffering from Crohn’s tend to have less diversity in their gastro-intestinal flora (bacteria)–affectionately called “gut bugs”. This may cause a change in early treatment protocols which have included the use of antibiotics. Supporting healthy gut bugs with good quality probiotics as well as fermented […]
As a mother who had a very colicky infant, this is great news! Researchers have found that a Lactobacillus reuteri strain reduces the incidence of colic in infants. This further supports that appropriate GI flora (“gut bugs”) are crucial for our health, no matter what age!! Read more here. (Oh, […]
If you suffer from reflux, please read the attached article and make an appointment to investigate options to medications. Often supporting digestion, supporting the digestive mucosa (esophagus and stomach), eliminating food intolerances, and even a simple exercise, may resolve your reflux condition!
I have many patients who complain of heartburn and find that most will respond to one of four treatments: avoidance of food intolerances, improvement of digestion (chewing, stomach secretions, and/or pancreatic secretions), H. pylori treatment, or an exercise to resolve hiatal hernia syndrome. It is important to keep stomach acid […]