Would you believe that there’s yet another type of condition to consider if you are troubled by such common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms as bloating, flatulence and the like? Sheesh! This one has to do with something contained in foods that are supposed to be excellent for our health — fruit!
This is a fairly big deal — it affects about one-third of the population, many of whom have no idea that this problem even exists. If you suffer frequent digestive distress and aren’t sure why, this is a story that you really want to read closely.
The problem is called fructose malabsorption, and it came to my attention when I read a recent study on 245 children (ages two to 18) who suffered from unexplained chronic abdominal pain, alone or with constipation, gas, bloating and/or diarrhea. It turned out that fructose malabsorption was a problem for more than half of them.
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Three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Symptoms like recurring vaginal infections and digestive disorders are now more common than ever before. In this article you will find a list of four healthy foods that hold the potential to prevent or even reverse yeast infection naturally – no prescription drugs required.
Yeast infection – also known as thrush or candidiasis – is a medical condition caused by a bacterial imbalance in the body. This type of infection develops when Candida albicans – a naturally occurring yeast present in all human beings – grows out of control, and its cells overwhelm the beneficial bacteria in the vagina or your GI tract. The result is a vast array of unpleasant symptoms, including chronic fatigue, digestive problems and recurring vaginal infections. The following foods can help prevent yeast infection:
Constipation is not a very pleasant subject, but for many people it is an even more uncomfortable conditiom. With the use of a healthy diet and natural remedies, constipation can usually be beaten and avoided. Here are some tips on naturally relieving and avoiding constipation.
Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT) Consortium examined the role of gut flora in health by a massive project (ref. below) to determine the DNA base sequence of the majority of the millions of genes in the thousands of species of bacteria that abide in human feces. Gut flora have been linked to many human diseases, as well as the normal function of the human immune system. (more…)