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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8 Habits You Didn’t Know Could Cause Hemorrhoids

Three out of four adults will endure the itching, burning, and bleeding of hemorrhoids at some point in their lives....

8 Diets to Consider if You Have Digestive Problems

Gut problems can mean frequent bathroom trips, painful bloating, and more. In ‘A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health,’ registered dietitian...

Constipated? 7 Ways to Poop Better Tomorrow

If you're among the nearly 19 percent of Americans who tends to get constipated, these simple constipation remedies can...

7 Ways Turmeric Can Help Your Belly Issues

The earthy spice used in curry can help relieve heartburn, gas, and more, as Britt Brandon explains in 'Turmeric for...

Holding in Poop: Is It Really Bad for You?

Stomach pains are just one of the consequences of holding it in too long.

9 Ways to Tell if Your Burping Habits Are Normal

Burping can tell you a lot about your health.

8 Silent Signs You Might Have Diverticulitis

It’s not just abdominal pain—these other symptoms and risk factors could be a sign you have diverticulitis.

Got IBS? These 5 Carbs Could Be Behind Your Symptoms

One of these types of carbohydrates might be distressing your bowel. Sue Shepherd, PhD, outlines how you can figure out...

9 Unexpected Reasons You’re Gassy

Cough syrup and poorly fitting dentures? Yep.

7 Conditions You Might Be Mistaking for Gluten Intolerance

Do you blame gluten for feeling gassy, tired, or achy? You might be overlooking another health issue with similar symptoms.

2 Surprising Things to Do On an Empty Stomach (And 3 You Definitely Shouldn’t)

Being "hangry" may come with some surprising benefits, but there are still a few things you definitely should avoid doing...

Fiber Mistakes You Make That Bother Your Belly

Is your daily fiber intake secretly sabotaging your digestion? Learn what kinds of fiber you should watch out for.

Weird Digestive System Facts

Think your digestive tract is all about chew, swallow, churn, expel? Your body begs to differ. And according to our...

4 Food Rules for Better Gut Health

These secrets from the new Reader's Digest book 21-Day Tummy will help you to balance your gut microbiota and...

How to Get Rid of Gas and Flatulence Naturally

What a relief: These four natural seeds, available in grocery stores, can be brewed into into teas that can help...

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3 Foods to Get Rid of Bloating

Here’s a mean prank from Mother Nature: The healthy foods we eat to stay slim are some of the worst...

Stomach Soothers

A user-friendly guide to herbs that can help settle your tummy.

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8 Medical Myths: Which Should You Believe?

Grandma's wisdom: Ginger is good for upset stomachs. Science says: Yes. Good evidence shows ginger reduces nausea.

Why Does Poop Float?

Floating poop is often no big deal, perhaps caused by something you ate. But in some cases it can point...