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Digestion And Absorption Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Digestion And Absorption.

12 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

The next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal...  Read more

Stop and Chew Your Dinner

In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ...  Read more

All about Vitamins

It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again?  There are so many, it...  Read more

Getting Fit with GERD

The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology...  Read more

Lactose Intolerance and a Healthy Diet

Milk. It does a body good. Unless it doesn't, that is. While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result...  Read more

Dear Experts: Can creatine be bad for digestion?
Updated 7/6/2014 9:53:37 AM

There's a lot of good research on the benefits of creatine. However, I am experiencing at least one side-effect, and possibly one more. Interested in knowing if our experts have heard anything about either: 1) Creatine upsets my stomach. It can...  Read more

Does Spinach inhibit absorption of Calcium?
Updated 6/30/2014 12:09:09 PM

OK Nutrition Gurus....can you clarify what's going on here?? I was perusing my old copy of Joy of Cooking (Copyright 1975...!) and I discovered the following statement: "About Spinach: One of the more controversial greens, this is believed--...  Read more

Digestion's effect on prescription medication
Updated 8/13/2013 6:57:40 PM

I've recently learned that my digestive system is seriously unbalanced. I have been given tips to improve my digestion. My question is: How will these changes to my digestive system affect my prescription medications? Should I expect the dosage to ch...  Read more

nutrient absorption - food pairings
Updated 7/28/2013 7:32:50 AM

Hi all, Please respond only if your info is evidence-based, as I am already confused enough with all the contradictions in nutrition books/forums. I feel a bit confused and stressed-out about food pairings. My OCD is coming out, I suppose....  Read more

Spice Things Up

Triple your livers ability to turn blood sugar into fuel by eating garlic, cayenne pepper, ginger and other hot spices and foods. Stanford University says the more quikly you burn off sugar the lower you risk of diabetes.Turmeric helps to heal and c...  Read more

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) supplies dietary fiber and other ingredients, which are beneficial in controlling blood glucose levels. A study suggested the consumption of apple cider vinegar slowed the rise of blood sug...  Read more

I Love My Acupressure Mat!

Some possible benefits (upper/lower back): Liver, kidney, spleen; headache, fatigue, depression, insomnia; ease spine problems, sciatica, muscle spasm, cramps; immune system, digestion, elimination...  Read more

Iron Foods Can Energize Your Body

Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nutr...  Read more

The Best After-Dinner Stretches for Thanksgiving Day

After a large meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, I like to take a short walk to jump-start digestion. If I've overindulged and feel a bit blah in the belly, I add in a few quick stretches to get the digestive juices flowing.Today I'm sharing...  Read more