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Do I Have Parasites?
29 Dec. 2015

signs of having parasitesParasites or nasty little organisms that live in the intestines can be very dangerous because they feed off human cells and tissues and produce toxic waste. Parasites can easily get into the body through contaminated food, water or contact with infected feces through contaminated soil. They can also affect the human body through poor hygiene and sanitation, weak immunity and handling animals. Once a person is infected with parasites, he becomes contagious and can easily pass it to other people.

Today medical science is aware of around 250 types of parasites living in the human bodies and successfully developing there. Read more…

Why is Appendicitis Dangerous?
14 Dec. 2015

AppendicitisOf the many health issues we commonly experience in our lives, stomach problems make up a very large portion of the total. How, what, and when we eat is extremely important, and there are so many things that can cause problems of this kind. However, while you can adjust your diet and eating regimen to avoid most stomach issues, there is no way to prevent appendicitis. This is one of the most dangerous problems in this category because it occurs so suddenly and requires emergency care, or the consequences can be severe. Appendicitis can be simply described as an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a 3 ½ inch tube between the small and large intestines whose exact function we have not yet pinned down. Read more…

8 Tips for Preventing and Managing Heartburn
1 Sep. 2015

heartburnHeartburn is caused by a backflow of bile or food from the stomach to the esophagus, resulting in a burning sensation that radiates from the stomach upwards. While it can be a symptom of a serious GIT disease, healthy people can also experience heartburn due to stress or unhealthy food. Luckily, heartburn is preventable and the relief can be achieved through lifestyle and diet changes.

Here are 8 tips for preventing and managing heartburn:

1. Avoid heartburn triggers. Stay away from food and beverages that may trigger heartburn. Read more…

Upset Stomach – What Can It Tell You?
25 Jul. 2015

upset stomach diarrheaThe problem that many people call abdominal discomfort, digestive problems or upset stomach can be caused by a variety of reasons but all of them require careful attention. The term “upset stomach” is not a strictly medical one and different people mean different conditions when talking about upset stomach. However, doctors say that usually when a patient complains of upset stomach he means diarrhea (a loose, watery stool). There are lots of causes of diarrhea, medical experts divide it into two main types – acute (lasts up to 2-3 weeks) and chronic diarrhea. Read more…

Foods That Can Cause Heartburn
18 May. 2015

high fat foodCreated by acid reflux, heartburn becomes a very frequent symptom that sooner or later results in GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Pregnant women and overweight people, smokers and those, who consume large meals, are always in a high-risk group. And, though there can be numerous triggers, some foods are frequently regarded to as basic causes of unpleasant symptoms.

Food High in Fat
Avocados, nuts and cheese are among foods that can delay stomach emptying, causing pressure on the esophageal sphincter and thus resulting in frequent heartburn. It doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be consumed at all. When eaten in small quantities, they are absolutely safe. Read more…

How To Recover Gut Health After Antibiotics
6 Oct. 2014

taking antibioticsWith the discovery of antibiotics in the late 1920s, a new step in human progress began. Now life threatening bacterial infections that would have killed people in the past can be easily treated and prevented through a simple course of antibiotics.

Their use in stopping the progress of acute diseases is extremely valuable, though antibiotics are not selective in choosing which bacteria to kill. They kill both bad (pathogenic) bacteria and good (beneficial) bacteria with the exception of some antibiotic-resistant species. At the same time they do not affect yeasts such as Candida albicans naturally found in the body. While beneficial bacteria in the intestine are eliminated, yeasts begin to grow attaching to the gut wall and creating lesions in the cell membranes. Read more…

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