Tag: digestive health

Spotlight: Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Digestive Tract Paralysis

Digestive Tract Paralysis refers to a partial paralysis of the stomach or the intestines that interferes with regular digestion. In a healthy digestive system, there is a rhythmic movement of muscles that keeps food moving throughout the digestive tract. But, for individuals with DTP, those muscles are unable to contract and expand efficiently and the…


Probiotics for Healthy Individuals, Not Just Digestive Issues

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Most research performed on the benefits of Probiotics have focused on the benefits they provide for digestive health, specifically in individuals with gastrointestinal disorders and conditions. However, a new study says that a daily dose of a multi-species probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy individuals. Clinical studies from the top leading research…


Digestive Health and Vitamin D

Up to 70% of Americans suffer from low levels of vitamin D due to low sunlight for much of the year, avoiding the sun during the summer months, and/or insufficient consumption of food sources. Without an adequate amount of this “sunshine vitamin”, you may become more prone to conditions effecting bone and muscle health but…


Probiotics & Digestive Health

Bacteria is often thought of as an unhealthy and unwanted element in the body. But certain strains of bacteria are actually considered “good bacteria”, as they aid in proper digestion and overall health. Probiotics are live microbes that “help to process indigestible fibers and help keep bowel function regular. They produce a number of vitamins,…


New Link Between Intestinal Bacteria and Depression

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Healthy gut microbiota and bacteria helps digest food, fight infection, and plays an important role in keeping the immune system healthy. It is influenced by genetics, but more so by diet, stress and other environmental factors. Numerous studies have investigated the claim that intestinal bacteria can affect behavior. However, a new study has made a…