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Digestion

You're Using The Toilet All Wrong

Brian Leaf | Posted 07.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

If you're sitting on the toilet reading this, it's high time you squatted instead. Though little practiced in the United States, crouching down on the commode is how most of the world has pooped into antiquity. And science is starting to catch up.

6 Foods That Can Wreak Havoc On Your Gut

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 07.24.2015 | OWN

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The Digestive Perks Of Being A Vegetarian

Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

By Madeline R Vann, MPH Switching to a vegetarian diet may be a good way to enhance your digestive health, and you don't have to take an all-o...

Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

The pride we have in all we accomplish, and all of which we are capable, is the usual reason we give for wanting to remain a Type A. The deeper truth is removing our Type A badge of honor is terrifying. Being Type A gives us purpose, gives our life meaning, keeps us, and those we love safe, and keeps the world spinning on its axis.

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.

What's Your Upside

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

On July 23, my husband took me downtown for our first date night in many, many months. As you may know, I have celiac disease, and as a result, I find...

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

5 Health Foods That Can Tax Your Digestive System

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

I know what you're thinking. Please, not another list of things I can't eat! No, that's not what this post is all about. Think of it more as a troubleshooting session -- finding hidden culprits that could be behind some of your digestive woes and exploring how to make these foods easier to digest.

It's Not Your Heart That Rules Your Emotions It's Your Gut

Lee Holmes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Holmes

Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street. They both have the potential to negatively affect one another, so addressing the state of your mental health -- not just the food you eat -- is incredibly important.

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

Want Optimal Health? Time for a Gut Check

Jillian Sarno Teta, N.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jillian Sarno Teta, N.D.

Good digestive health is a cornerstone for optimal health and by initiating these steps, not only will you discover invaluable information about your body, you will strike at the very reason why your gut issues cropped up in the first place.

WATCH: The 'Very Strong Connection' Between Stress And Digestion

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress you experience every day may be making itself known in your intestines. Gastroenterologist Roshini Raj joined HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd...

8 Worst Foods For Your Digestion

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Have you ever felt gassy, bloated or experienced an extreme case of heartburn after a meal? That uncomfortable, tummy...

The Best Yoga Poses For Digestion

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Min-Ja Lee It's easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid refl...

7 (Non-Yogurt) Snacks That Improve Digestion

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Nothing against Jamie Lee Curtis, but sometimes we're not in the mood for yogurt -- or we don't have a spoon. These alternative foo...

Gulp, Grapple or Grace

Lisa Guest | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Many say grace before eating, but how many think about eating with grace? It's explicitly human in our fast-food world to go get it, then gulp it. Yet, that doesn't sustain us as satisfactorily as we think it does.

How Diet Can Bug Your Gut

Dr. Franck Carbonero | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Franck Carbonero

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential relation between diet, microbiome and colorectal cancer risk. To explore this disparity, we switched the diet in healthy subjects from a traditional high fat, high meat, low fiber Western diet to a high fiber Zulu African diet, and vice versa.

5 Amazing Benefits Of Gut Bacteria

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel The phrase "gut bacteria" might sound icky and repulsive, but modern science may have you soon thinking differently about the bu...

Constipation 101, Part I: You, From the Inside Out

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Extra and undigested food is processed through the intestines. Interestingly though, you don't seem to get rid of nearly half as much as you take in!

5 Surprising Quirks About The Way We Eat

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

Mary Roach, author of the new book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, shares her discoveries about the digestive system (taste is just the ...

We Validate Our Parking, Why Not Each Other?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

Like my haircuts, my birthdays never turn out just the way I want. Somebody important forgets to call and then I realize this is just a day like any other day in history. The next thing I know I'm two skim lattes into a blog post about my irrelevance in the world.

3 Urban Legends About Digestion

Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tamara Duker Freuman for U.S. News We all love a good urban legend, and it can be especially fun when they turn out to be true. It recently d...

Tips For Better Digestion, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

If you have issues with indigestion, probiotics will aide in the digestion of your food. Nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appet...

Iron: The Double-Edged Mineral

Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS

A heavy-duty mineral, iron is used to make red blood cells -- the oxygen transport system of the body. Too much or too little can be harmful to your health.

Ask Healthy Living: How Long Does It Take For Food To Add Weight To My Body?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- our new column in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get b...