Poot. Toot. Cut the cheese. No matter how you say it, we all pass gas from time to time. But some days you might feel like you can't leave your house without making a stink. Maybe you had an extra serving of broccoli with dinner or went a little... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
I have a history of bowel obstructions and I was told that it is better to eat foods that are low in fiber, preferably those with 3g or less per serving. Most of the carbs that are less then 3g are white breads, and pastas which I prefer... Read more
Any suggestions on how to reduce fiber? I eat pretty healthy but am always way over fiber. I haven't had too many negative consequences from this but need some help. I am so low in fats. I just want to try and get a more balanced diet (fat, carb, pro... Read more
I have been consistently eating at least 7 g of fiber over the max range that SP gives me. Sometimes it's more like 48-50 g instead of a max of 35. I'm worried that it's too much for my body to handle.
How can I reduce the amoun... Read more
Kellogg's new Fiber Plus Antioxidants bars and cereals list Chicory Root Powder as the #1 ingredient. This is a common form of inulin which can cause SEVERE gastic distress and is NOT thought to be a good substitute for natural fiber. 40 15 234... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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About three years ago, a friend and I were at a natural foods store in the vitamins aisle. I needed more calcium and magnesium, which I take upon my doctor's recommendation to alleviate premenstrual mood swings. While my friend perused the multivitam... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
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