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Digestion

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 10.02.2013 | 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 05.16.2013 | 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...

Artists Eat Film In The Name Of Art

Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts

Kingston University students Luke Evans and Josh Lake recently made creative use of 35 mm film by swallowing it to see how their digestive systems pro...

Don't Lose Your Balance At Mealtime

Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

When you're focusing on optimal digestion, you an easily overlook simple things. For instance, you should have a balance of warming and cooling foods at each meal.

5 Natural Ways To Beat Bloating

Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Daly Felling puffy? Bloating caused by gas, irregularity or water retention can make even a tiny tummy become anything but. Here's how...

Chew Your Way to Losing More Body Fat

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Three research studies from the last few years have explored an interesting tool that could potentially be used to combat the obesity epidemic in our culture.

Just When You Thought Weight Loss Was Impossible

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

For about two-thirds of us, losing weight can thankfully be as easy as eating less and exercising more -- we've heard this story all along. But for the other one-third, weight loss can be a huge battle because of weight loss resistance.

It's All in Your Gut! How to Enhance Mood, Immunity and More Through Digestion

Dr. Isaac Eliaz | Posted 03.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Your body's many systems work closely together to maintain optimal health, so when one system is off balance it can trigger a domino effect, potentially igniting a cascade of chronic health complications.

The Best And Worst Foods For Digestion

Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner In theory, you should be able to digest just about any type of food you put in your mouth. But changes in food processing and p...

Fruit: Fads, Digestion and Cleanses

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

The Internet provides us with news on the latest fad diets and health trends. On top of this, we receive emails with drastic nutrition recommendations... These incorrect statements really get to me.

10 Tips For Combating Irregularity

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

If you've struggled with constipation, you're not alone: Studies estimate that constipation affects between 12 and 19 percent of Americans and 63 million people in North America.