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
Most of us give little thought to our stomachs, or any of our internal organs for that matter. We focus primarily on the muscles and bones, rarely paying attention to our organs until they cause pain or discomfort. People suffering from heartburn (GE... Read more
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
If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt... 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
I was reading this morning in one of our metropolitan newspapers about how there are approximately 10,000 chemicals added to Americans' foods in order "to improve it." Apparently, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the Food... Read more
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
Has anyone heard about this petition by the dairy industry to be allowed to add sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose to milk without having to include this information on the label?
Isn't it bad enough that we have to worry about all the h... Read more
Most of you already know that we are keen on water here at SparkPeople. So when SparkGuy sent some info about water as a miracle cleaning solution in addition to being a miracle beverage, I had to learn more!I already knew that even plain old tap wat... 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
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