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5 Facts About Fermented Foods and Digestive Health

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 9/27/17 10:45 AM

Once food is fermented it can alst a long time.

Fermented foods can play a vital role in rebalancing the gut flora and providing relief for digestive disorders.

However, every fermented food is different. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what that means, and what you need to watch for it when it comes to fermented foods.

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Topics: digestive health, fermented food

How to Relax When Your Tummy Is in Trouble

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 9/20/17 10:45 AM

 Stress can have a great impact on your insides. Proper nutrition offers tips on how to manage stress.

The way we feel influences our digestive health, just as our digestive health can affect the way we feel.

When we experience stress or anxiety, it can disrupt the movement of our GI tract, causing discomfort and inflammation, which in turn can make us feel more anxiety.

There’s a definitive link between stress and irritable bowel syndrome, and stress can exacerbate other digestive troubles such as indigestion, ulcers and heartburn.

But there are ways you can alleviate stress in your life, and thus settle your stomach. Try these tips on how to relax when your tummy is in trouble.

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Topics: stress-related ibs, Managing IBS

5 Homemade Teas to Aid Digestion

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 9/14/17 2:06 PM

Tea aids in digections and can calm your stomach.

We’ve been drinking tea for thousands of years. Legend has it the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong discovered it – by accident – in the year 2737 BCE.

Within a few centuries, it would become China’s national drink, and an important beverage in cultures around the world. Tea helped inspire eastern philosophy and funded the British empire.

It’s also very good for your stomach. If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with chronic digestive disorders, here are 5 homemade teas to aid digestion:

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Topics: Teas that aid in digestion, homemade teas

9 Apps to Help Manage IBS and Crohn’s Disease

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 9/6/17 8:40 AM

Now there are several apps to help you with your plans of managing your IBS or Crohn's disease.

Are you looking for ways to manage your IBS or Crohn’s disease in your daily life?

Like the iPhone commercials used to say, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several smartphone apps to help manage IBS and Crohn’s disease. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at a few that can help you cope with your symptoms.

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Topics: ibs, apps, crohn's Disease

Tips for Eating Out When You Have IBS

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/31/17 11:45 AM

Eating out when you have IBS can be daunting. Proper Nutrition offers some intelligent tips.

Dining out can be one of life’s great pleasures. It’s a chance to make new memories with friends, add new flavors to your palate or – at the very least – a night where you don’t have to cook.

But for people with irritable bowel syndrome – or IBS – there’s often nothing relaxing about a visit to a restaurant. You may be worried about whether the menu will exacerbate your symptoms, or if you’ll be able to get to a restroom.

Fortunately, there are ways people living with this condition can still enjoy dining out. Here are a few tips for eating out when you have IBS.

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Topics: Dining out with IBS

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