Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
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
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
Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
After eating healthy for a while now, I have a taste for healthier foods, and the processed stuff doesn't appeal to me as much. But I just had some frozen fish sticks and now my stomach hurts, not only because of what's in the actually food, but even... Read more
Pop Tarts from scratch, anyone?
I have been very fortunate, in childhood and adulthood, to have the resources available to feed myself and my family. A career has distracted me from this small holding, but I have made a concerted effort over... Read more
I have been working hard to eat fresh, homemade food - and I feel so much better. After giving up packaged, prepared food - I can actually eat more (:-) and lose weight. I really think it's true that most prepared American food, and food we get at r... Read more
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
The most processed thing on my weekly grocery list is a tie between the store brand greek yogurt and string cheese that I keep as a snack. So here's my conundrum: if 90% of what I buy each week is fresh fruits/veggies that are on sale via the store c... Read more
I just learned in my Nutrition class that the fiber in oatmeal binds to bile during the digestion process. Every bowl of oatmeal you eat will literally flush cholesterol right out of your body.... Read more
For people starting the adoption process, or for parents of adopted children, or adult adoptees. We also welcome foster parents as many of our members have adopted through the foster system.... Read more
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
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
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