Digestive Health

What should you know about your digestive health? Read up on foods that help digestion, diseases and conditions and more.

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9 Signs You Could Have a Parasite

Parasites affect millions of people in the United States every year.


7 Signs of Food Poisoning Everyone Should Know

An estimated 48 million people get sick from food poisoning each year, according to the CDC. Here's how to recognize...


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The Best Colonoscopy Prep Tips, According to Doctors

Most say the prep drink is worse than the actual procedure. Here's how to make drinking the laxative before a...


This Is the Right Time of Day to Drink Your Coffee

As much as we love a hot cuppa as soon as we roll out of bed, there's a better time...


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Gallbladder Diet: The Best 9 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Gallbladder

Avoid side effects of malabsorption, such as acid reflux, gas, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, by eating more of these...


9 Indigestion Home Remedies That Actually Work

Tame indigestion symptoms with these simple home remedies, some of which you may already have in your cabinets.


11 Diseases That Can Start with Your Gut Bacteria

Trillions of microscopic organisms make up your microbiome, and scientists are beginning to pin down the ways that these bugs...


14 Germs That Live in (and on!) You—That You Definitely Couldn’t Live without

The bad news: You're covered inside and out with microscopic bugs. The good? A lot of them are keeping you...

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11 Tricks to Avoid Holiday Belly Bloat

With planning, portion control, and these expert tips, you can enjoy the holidays without suffering belly bloat.


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How to Treat Hemorrhoids: 12 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoid Relief

Try these simple tips to make the pain go away.


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8 Surprising Heartburn Causes You Need to Take Seriously

Most of us will suffer from the telltale burning at some point, but many things can cause heartburn other than...


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9 Foods That Can Make Constipation Worse

As many as 42 million Americans make less than three visits to a toilet each week, according to the National...


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13 Silent Signs of Gastritis

A lot of people think they have basic indigestion when they actually have gastritis. Read on to see if you...


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8 Things Your Farts Can Reveal About Your Health

Passing gas up to 20 times a day is completely normal. When your fart count goes higher, however, it could...


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21 Health Secrets Your Gut Is Trying to Tell You

Is your digestive system a constant source of trouble and pain? Here's what all those nagging symptoms can mean—and how...


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The 50 Best Foods (and Recipes) for Gut Health

Find out how to have less bloating, stomach distress, and constipation with these foods and recipes that will boost your...

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8 Things Stomach Doctors Do to Beat Belly Bloat

Gastroenterologists share their top habits of how they fight stomach bloat, from limiting raw fruits and vegetables to working...


10 Surprising Foods That Can Cause Gas

Even healthy foods could create too much gas buildup in the small intestine, causing bloating and a puffy stomach.


Here’s How to Tell If Your Indigestion Is Actually GERD

Is that searing pain just simple indigestion, or a chronic disease?


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9 Weird Noises Your Body Makes and What to Do About It

Ever wonder why your stomach growls, your neck cracks, or you hear whooshing in your ears? Here are the fascinating...


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Foods to Avoid If You Have Acid Reflux or Digestion Issues

Find out which foods may be causing your digestion problems and the foods that may improve it.

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These Are 8 Foods GI Doctors Try to Never Eat

Gastroenterologists reveal the foods they try to avoid, ranging from artificial sweeteners to fried foods, to protect their digestive health.


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22 Bathroom Mistakes You Never Knew You Made

These seemingly harmless bathroom habits may impact your personal health and hygiene from washing your face incorrectly to sitting on...


7 Lactose Intolerance Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

A stomachache after a glass of milk is probably nothing, but if you feel sick every time you eat dairy,...


10 Signs of an Ulcer You Should Never Ignore

Pay attention to these ulcer symptoms and talk to your doctor if you’re concerned they may be a sign of...


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6 Smart Tricks to Avoid Travel Constipation

Changes in mealtime, unfamiliar toilets: Here's how to plan for a more comfortable getaway and avoid travel constipation.


Acid Reflux vs Heartburn vs Gerd: What’s the Difference?

Is that burning sensation in your chest reflux or heartburn—or could it be GERD? The terms may seem to be...