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How Stress Affects the Digestive System

Posted - 04/10/2014
When you think of the word stress, you may automatically think of setting in traffic for hours on your way home from work or Thanksgiving dinner at your in-laws’ house. The term stress actually refers to any threat, either real or imagined, which can disrupt the homeostasis of an organism. These threats trigger adaptive re...

Avoid Gas and Bloating

Posted - 03/26/2014
Bloating and gas expulsion can be an embarrassing and even painful experience. If you are having a problem with bloating and gas, you can take a few steps to try to cut down the frequency. One thing you can do to cut down on gas and bloating is eat quietly. Be sure not to inhale an excess amount of air while you are eating, eve...

What is Ulcerative Colitis, and How is it Treated?

Posted - 12/26/2013
What Is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative Colitis is a disease of the colon that is among a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Ulcerative colitis affects the interior lining of the entire colon including the area of the rectum. This disease will cause inflammation and ulcer formation in the colon that ranges ...

The Difference between Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten Intolerance

Posted - 11/14/2013
Gluten sensitivity and intolerance have become popular subjects lately due to their increased presence in media and in everyday conversation. However, it is important to realize the difference between the two. Gluten intolerance, often called Celiac disease, is an autoimmune disease. Gluten sensitivity occurs when a person has ...

Using A Food Journal To Know More About Your Gastrointestinal Illness

Posted - 10/03/2013
If you currently suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Crohn's disease, learning which foods cause the most pain, gas and bloating can seem like a never-ending process. For most people, it is. This is largely due to common changes in food production processes, minute alterations in ingredients lists and reactions that are ca...

What is the Difference Between Crohn's Disease and IBS?

Posted - 08/26/2013
The similar symptoms from Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often cause confusion among patients. In both conditions, diarrhea, upset stomach, intense cramping, and depression are common occurrences but otherwise they are two very different conditions. IBS is a cluster of symptoms rather than a diagnosable dis...
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