Dodi’s Story, Part 1: My Struggle With Digestive Issues

Posted by Dodi Winterstein on 10/18/17 10:30 AM

This is the first blog in a three-part series about my struggle with digestive issues, and how an all-natural supplement gave me much-needed relief.

It was my 51st birthday, and I was vacationing in St. Croix with my husband and another couple. We went out for a lovely dinner – but I had no idea it would also be the start of debilitating stomach issues that would affect my life, on and off, for the next five years.

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Topics: digestive issues, Testimonial

The Big Deal About Bone Broth

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 10/11/17 11:51 AM

Bone broth is cooked for a lot longer than basic broth and has many health benefits.

What's the big deal about bone broth? Broth, bone broth, stock— They're all the same thing, right?

Not exactly.  Look close and differences arise. Here's what you need to know about bone broth, one of the latest digestive health trends.

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Topics: Bone Broth

The AIP Diet: Anti-inflammatory Foods and the Immune System

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 10/4/17 10:30 AM

AIP diet consists mainly of meat and fresh vegetables.

Often referred to as a stricter version of the paleo diet, the AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet is a more current approach to eliminating inflammation through what we choose to eat.

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Topics: anti-inflammatory foods, AIp diet

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

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