Category: Digestion

Problems in the digestive system

Many natural health practitioners believe that problems in the digestive system are the beginning of many other health problems like asthma, allergies, arthritis, and even autoimmune disease. Whether or not you believe that, the digestive is still very important. It is a 25 foot tube that begins in the mouth and ends at the anus. Read More …

Digestion

Many natural health practitioners believe that problems in the digestive system are the beginning of many other health problems like asthma, allergies, arthritis, and even autoimmune disease. Whether or not you believe that, the digestive is still very important. It is a 25 foot tube that begins in the mouth and ends at the anus. Read More …

Taking acid inhibiting drugs could make ulcers worse

Scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School, published in found that antibiotics were the best way to kill the bacteria that cause gastritis and eliminate stomach inflammation. Mice given drugs called proton pump inhibitors (like Prilosec and Prevacid) to block acid production had more bacteria and inflammation than mice that were not given the Read More …

Oxidative Stress in Crohn’s Patients

Research appearing in the American Journal of Gastroenterology(2003; 98(2):348-53) shows that vitamin supplementation reduces oxidative stress in patients with Crohn’s disease. Oxidative stress is created by free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that can release an electron, a kind of chemical bullet that does damage to cells. Certain vitamins, like vitamins E and C are Read More …

Low vitamin C levels increase risk of gallbladder disease

A large study was performed at the University of California at San Francisco where blood levels of vitamin C was measured on more than 13,000 people. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2000;160:931-936).It was found that women (but not men, interestingly enough) with low vitamin C levels are more likely to Read More …

Low vitamin C increases the risk of periodontal disease

Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with low vitamin C levels, according to researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Helicobacter pylori isthe bacteria that causes peptic ulcers. In a study, published in the August 1, 2003 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition,blood samples were analyzed and data taken from nearly Read More …

Ginger and Nausea

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a perennial plant that grows in warm and humid climates. The rhizome (a thickened, usually horizontal underground stem or branch of a plant that stores food) of ginger has been used in cooking and medicinally for centuries. Ginger has traditionally been used in Chinaand in other cultures to treat nausea, vomiting Read More …

Fish Oil May Benefit Crohn

A combination of fish oil and vitamin E reduced the levels of cytokines (pro-inflammatory proteins that cause the joint swelling, pain and tenderness) in mice. This result found in a study lead by JayaVenkatraman, Ph.D., University of Buffalo associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and published in the Journal Read More …

Digestion

Many natural health practitioners believe that problems in the digestive system are the beginning of many other health problems like asthma, allergies, arthritis, and even autoimmune disease. Whether or not you believe that, the digestive is still very important. It is a 25 foot tube that begins in the mouth and ends at the anus. Read More …

Depression, Dyspepsia, and Herbs

In Chinese medicine, the herbal combination known as Xinwei Decoction is used to treat patients who have depression in conjunction with dyspepsia. In a study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine (2005; 33(2): 249-257), 73 subjects were examined using the FD (functional dyspepsia) scale and the Hamilton Depression Scale at the beginning and Read More …