Category Archives: digestive-health

How to Avoid the ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Lurking at Florida Beaches

  Take caution if you’re headed to the Florida beaches this summer: A potentially deadly species of bacteria found in saltwater has infected at least eight people and killed two people so far this year, according to state officials. The

9 Things Your Burps Can Tell You About Your Health

Foods–even healthy ones–produce gas during digestion. Certain sugars, starches, and fibrous foods can make you burp a lot. Your burps can be particularly foul if you’re eating foods with sulfur-containing compounds, like onions, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables. Other likely

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Detox Includes an At-Home Coffee Enema. Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is known for its questionable health advice, and for promoting “wellness” products whose claims aren’t back up by science. Its newest promotion is no exception: As part of its 2018 Beauty and Wellness Detox Guide,

20 Reasons Why Your Stomach Hurts

It’s uncommon, but cancer in any one of the organs located in the abdomen—the liver, pancreas, stomach, gallbladder, or ovaries—can cause stomach pain, but usually only in the later stages, says Dr. Alaradi. And there are usually other symptoms,

These Side-by-Side Photos Prove Even Bodybuilders Get Crazy Bloated

We can all attest to getting bloated on occasion, and foods like dairy and fiber-rich veggies are often the culprits making our stomachs feel like bowling balls. But here’s comforting news: A recent post from bodybuilder Michelle Middleton proves even the fittest

15 Foods That Help You Poop

Peter DazeleyConstipation isn’t the most glamorous of topics—but having it sure isn’t fun. For one, it’s extremely common, afflicting 42 million people in the United States. Each of us has different bathroom habits, but most experts say that three or

13 Things You Should Know About Stomach Flu

Young children’s developing immune systems make it harder for them to fight off viral infections, while their smaller bodies are also at greater risk of becoming dehydrated. Elderly people are also more prone to coming down with viral gastroenteritis, and

13 Surprising Reasons You’re Nauseous

This hormonal disorder means your adrenal glands, which are right above your kidneys, can’t produce high enough amounts of certain hormones. One cause of adrenal insufficiency is Addison’s disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the adrenals and limits their production

14 Best and Worst Foods for Digestion

Worst You need calcium in your diet, and an easy way to get it is from dairy products such as milk and cheese. But, for the lactose intolerant, these can cause diarrhea, gas, and abdominal bloating and cramps. Lactose intolerance,

Peeps Oreos and 13 Other Foods That Can Change the Color of Your Poop

Last week, fans of the new Oreo Peeps discovered that eating a lot of the cookies—a vanilla shell with bright-pink filling—left them with an unexpected surprise in the toilet: pink poops. People can’t stop voicing their alarm, concern, and amusement


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