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The Impact of Stress on Your Digestive System

Have you ever had a stomach ache when preparing to give a public speech…   Or felt suddenly nauseous before a big sports game…   Or have your bowel movements gotten out of whack when going through a stressful period at work?   There’s a reason we often use the phrase “gut-wrenching” when making stressful […]

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4 Foods and Beverages Ulcerative Colitis Sufferers Should Avoid

 Oftentimes, many of us take for granted a healthy and well-functioning digestive system until we are faced with a disruption, such as a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis.   While IBS can be frustrating, Ulcerative Colitis–an autoimmune condition– can wreak havoc in the body. This condition causes long-lasting inflammation and sores in […]

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4 Tips for Minimizing IBS Symptoms

  If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’ve got company.   IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates generally ranging from 10–15%. It also accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers (source).   IBS occurs when the muscles in your colon that […]

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