Stomach and Digestive - Causes

Ilise Ratner

Ilise didn't give up her quest to found out which condition was causing her digestive discomforts. Thankfully, she turned her troubles into triumphs and is now a health coach to help others overcome their digestive problems.

The Benefits of Mucus in Your Digestive Tract

New research shows mucus may be beneficial in treating chronic digestive disorders. Here's what you need to know.

Too Much Stress May Cause This Digestive Ailment

Stress can magnify minor health problems. Get acquainted with the tools you'll need to combat a certain bothersome stomach condition.

When You Gotta Go, Go. The Dangers of "Holding It In"

When your body sends a signal that it’s time to use the restroom, you shouldn’t ignore it. Here are some surprising reasons why.

8 Ways to Improve Digestion

You are what you eat. Eat well. Be well.

4 Surprising Foods That Contain Gluten

Gluten can lurk where you'd least expect it. Arm yourself with knowledge when it comes to these four common foods.

Fast Fixes for Common Digestive Problems

Is your belly feeling out of whack? These simple tweaks may help.

Link Between Digestive Diseases and Migraines?

Studies shed light on the possibility that your migraines are connected to digestive disorders.

Diagnosed With Lactose Intolerance? Tips to Cope

Just because you can't tolerate dairy products doesn't mean you can't find delicious substitutes. Here are five tips for dealing with the digestive woe.

Got IBS? Lower Your FODMAPs For Relief

GI specialists say 70 percent of people with IBS can reduce their symptoms by following a low-FODMAP diet. What are FODMAPs, and what role do they play in digestion?

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Its Connection to RA

Some research suggests that leaky gut syndrome, or increased intestinal permeability, is implicated in dozens of diseases including arthritis. Could your diet be to blame?

What Dolphins Can Teach Us About Eating for Health

Dolphins may seem like an unlikely model for improving human diets, but these marine mammals can teach us the importance of quality vs. quantity when it comes to food.

IBS: Real Condition, Real Symptoms

An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the population is living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). What may be worse: they may also be living with the mistaken notion that it's all in their head.

GERD Without Heartburn? It's Possible

You can still get diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) without having heartburn. Learn the other risk factors.

Is Heartburn the Same As GERD?

Heartburn is a symptom of GERD. And there’s more to know about how these conditions are distinct.

Stomach Bacteria Might Be Making You Fat

Scientists found that gut flora can block your weight loss efforts. Here's how.

Could Gut Bacteria Cause Your IBS?

Health experts suspected bacteria played a role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but the research was inconclusive. Until now.

Stress and Heartburn: 5 Ways to Find Relief

Stress leads to the behaviors that bring on heartburn, but our tips can quell the flames and help you cope.

The Dangers of Untreated, Long-Term Heartburn

Heartburn is just heartburn, right? Maybe. Long-term esophagus irritation increases your risk of some serious conditions and diseases.

Should You Shake Your Salt Habit?

Studies link sodium to heart disease and hypertension. But now, science shows sodium is beneficial. Here's what to believe.

Gluten Intolerance: Why It's a Growing Problem

Does it seem like everyone's sensitive to gluten these days? Here's why.

The Hidden Dangers of Herbal Supplements

Supplements like bee pollen can seem like a sure road to health, but user beware.

The Truth Behind Your Indigestion

Indigestion is indigestion, right? Wrong. By knowing the origins of your upset stomach you'll have a better shot at treating it successfully.

8 Digestive Health Myths

We separate fact from fiction for these common digestive misconceptions.

The Real Reason for Your Upset Stomach?

This sneaky bacterium could be the force behind that queasy feeling. Here's how to eliminate it.

Heartburn and Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Occasional heartburn is no cause for concern. But chronic bouts can be linked to serious health problems, including cancer.

Gluten Allergy, Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease: The Differences

The symptoms you experience after eating a food containing gluten hold the key to whether it's an allergy or intolerance.

Runner's Diarrhea: Why It Happens, How to Avoid It

For many long distance runners and other athletes, diarrhea is an unwanted workout buddy. It affects up to 80 percent of marathoners and other extreme athletes.

Muscle Tone in the Esophagus May Play a Role in GERD

Doctors have discovered that the strength of your esophagus may play a major role in why you have gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Digestive Problems Could Stifle Your Weight Loss Goals

If you feel that you've been exercising and no results ensue, it may be time to consider whether digestive problems could be getting in the way.
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