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Bacterial Enzyme May Be Linked to Crohn’s Disease

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 2/3/18 8:00 AM

A single bacterial enzyme may be linked to Crohn’s disease, according to a study published late last year.

The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that it might be possible to treat Crohn’s by eliminating most of the bacteria in the gut microbiome and repopulating that region with good bacteria that lacks the urease enzyme.

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Stomach Issues and Aging

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 2/1/18 6:30 AM

It’s a fact of life: As we get older, so do our digestive tracts. Certain digestive disorders are to be expected as we age.

“Many older adults fixate on their gastrointestinal problems,” says gastroenterologist Maged Rizk of the Cleveland Clinic, in an article published by the clinic. “The gastrointestinal tract ages with the rest of us. I tell patients not to get too upset by it.”

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How to Improve Digestion in Winter

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 1/17/18 11:30 AM

The cold weather months can be unkind to our stomach.

Between holiday parties, fewer chances to exercise outdoors, and metabolisms that drop along with the temperature, it’s no wonder we gain weight and have trouble with digestive disorders during the winter.

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Is It OK to Have Caffeine If You Have GERD?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 1/10/18 10:45 AM

For some people, it’s hard to imagine getting through the day without their morning cup of coffee.

At the same time, it’s hard to deny the downside of caffeine: it can make us jittery and restless, and downright sick if we drink too much of it.

And that’s for everyone, not just people with digestive issues. Throw a condition such as GERD into the mix, and there are new issues to contend with.

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New Year’s Resolutions for People with Digestive Disorders

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 1/3/18 9:20 AM

Every year, different news outlets run stories about the most popular New Year’s resolutions, and every year, the same two things top the list:

Lose weight, exercise more.

But for people living with a chronic illness such as colitis and other digestive disorders, these types of resolutions can often be off limits.

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