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

IBD vs IBS - What's the Difference?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/28/17 3:56 PM

IBS and IBD have very similar symptoms but are different. One is a condition and one is a disease.

We’ve talked a great deal on this blog about gastrointestinal ailments, but until now, we’ve never really detailed the differences between IBD vs IBS.

Both conditions bring with them constipation, abdominal pain or urgent bowel movements, but IBD can also cause rectal bleeding, ulcers, fatigue and damage to the bowel.

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Topics: IBD vs. IBS

How Turmeric Benefits Gut Health

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/16/17 8:00 AM

Tumeric has many health benefits and should be included into your diet.

Turmeric is an unsung hero in the food world, “the bright orange-yellow equivalent,” as Bon Appetit put it, “of putting your insides through a car wash.”

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Topics: Tumeric and gut health

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