Supporting Crohn’s Disease with Diet, Lifestyle Changes, and Supplements 

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation of the digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, tiredness, malnutrition, and weight loss. The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. Crohn’s disease originates in genetically susceptible individuals exposed to certain yet unknown environmental risk factors. [1-2] Crohn’s disease may affect any portion…

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Healing Jaundice with Diet, Lifestyle Changes, and Supplements  

Jaundice is a medical condition induced by the buildup of bilirubin in the body. Bilirubin is a naturally occurring orange-yellow pigment that is a waste product from the natural breakdown of red blood cells. The liver processes the bilirubin from the breakdown of blood cells and transports it to the intestines in bile, a digestive…

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Managing Food Poisoning with Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Foodborne illnesses or food poisoning are common and affect ? of the population in developed countries at one point every year. In undeveloped countries, these numbers are much higher. In the US alone in 2022, the CDC statistics report 48 million people suffering from food poisoning a year, with 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths yearly…

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Managing Diarrhea with Diet and Lifestyle Changes

You suffer from diarrhea when you have at least three loose, liquid, or watery stools in a day. The stool becomes loose and watery because of excess water content in the stools. This excess water in stools comes from either reduced water absorption by the bowel or increased water production and elimination.  This may occur…

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How to Prevent Appendicitis Naturally

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a hollow organ located in the right lower quadrant of the belly, which contains both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. [1] There is still debate regarding the purpose of the appendix, with some saying it may have immunoprotective functions acting as a lymphoid organ and others…

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Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis: How Diet, Lifestyle, and Supplements Can Help 

Diverticulosis is a condition whereby abnormal sacs, pockets, or pouches called “diverticula” are formed in weakened areas of the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, most prominently in the colon. Although these diverticula are present, they are not inflamed, and the condition is usually asymptomatic.  This condition is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders among…

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How to Reduce Reflux (or GERD) Symptoms with Diet and Lifestyle Changes 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a relapsing chronic gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the backward flow of stomach contents (including acid, pepsin, duodenal content, and pancreatic enzymes) into the esophagus. The typical symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation but often also induce troublesome symptoms and complications.  It is of the most commonly diagnosed digestive disorder with a…

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How to Improve Pancreatic Health and Function Naturally

The pancreas is a multitasking organ. Unlike other organs, it functions as an exocrine and endocrine gland, meaning that its secretions will reach the blood either directly or through a vessel. Its exocrine function includes the production of enzymes that help with digestion. And its endocrine function is to release hormones that control blood sugar…

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