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 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)

A grumbly tummy can help you make better decisions or improve your sex life, but an empty stomach is not...


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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...


Are Your Digestion Problems Worse Than You Thought?

Rate your digestion with this simple quiz from Reader's Digest's new book, 21-Day Tummy.


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...


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A Safer Way to Heal Heartburn

Heartburn hurts—but so can overzealous heartburn treatment. That’s the takeaway from a recent collection of studies in the Archives of


Stomach Soothers

If you’re the type of person who keeps Rolaids in her pocket and Pepto-Bismol in her desk drawer, consider adding


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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.


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Why Does Poop Float?

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