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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Gut

12:00 am on January 1 and the calendar flips forward to confetti, fireworks, kisses, and the sound of “Auld Lang Syne.” A brand new year stretches before us.  Many people around the world make New Year’s resolutions, on topics as diverse as weight loss, remembering to floss our teeth, or bulking up the savings account….

The Bug That Causes 80% of Peptic Ulcers

“Stress causes ulcers.” It’s an explanation we’ve probably all heard at some time or another. It was considered medical fact until two Australian physicians challenged it in 1982. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren noticed that a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, often abbreviated as H. pylori, could be cultured from peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. It…

Dark Chocolate is Good For Your Gut Health

Chocolate lovers now have even more reason to indulge in their favorite treat – just as long as it is of the dark chocolate variety. Scientists have found that consuming small amounts of dark chocolate – about the size of a chocolate square can be beneficial to your gut health. Cocoa is a natural prebiotic…

8 Lifestyle Choices that Combats Acid Reflux Disease

What is acid reflux disease, you ask? Let’s start with a quick biology lesson. Your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the valve that allows food to travel from your esophagus to your stomach, but not back up. Acid reflux disease, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), develops when the LES is damaged. Your stomach contains hydrochloric…

Interesting Facts About the Bacteria in Your Gut

Your gut micro-biome, otherwise known as the host of bacteria that live inside your gut, plays a fascinating role in your well-being. We have more bacteria living in our bodies that we have human cells. Luckily, most of these bacteria are helpful critters that protect us from diseases and helps us to digest food in…

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