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DIGESTIVE HEALTH

5 Best Foods for Leaky Gut, According to Dietitians

EATING WELL – Leaky gut is a condition where the lining of the digestive tract becomes damaged. This allows undigested food particles, harmful bacteria and toxins to leak into the bloodstream. This can trigger inflammation and cause health issues, such as digestive problems, resistant weight loss, autoimmune disorders, joint pains, depression and chronic fatigue. However, research shows that it may be connected to a poor diet and could lead to obesity and several diseases. Generally, foods contain...

Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection

Minnesota company recalls fresh cantaloupe because of possible link to outbreak By News Desk on November 29, 2023 FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Bix Produce of Little Canada, MN, is issuing a voluntary recall of Grab N’ Go containers of cut cantaloupe and mixed fruit cups due to the potential for Salmonella contamination in the products. These cantaloupe products were derived from cantaloupes that were involved in the recent Malachite cantaloupe recall. Consumers, restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers should not eat,...

Mayo Clinic Minute: GERD is not ‘just’ heartburn

Mayo Clinic News Network – Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common digestive disorders in the world. It happens when acid comes up from the stomach, which is acid-resistant, into the esophagus, which is less acid-resistant. Dr. James East, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, says GERD may be common, but there can be potentially severe complications if it's ongoing and left untreated. Heartburn — it's the cardinal symptom of GERD. "GERD, gastroesophageal...

To reduce heartburn, adjust your sleep position

HEADLINE HEALTH – Elevating your head and chest higher than your feet as you sleep can help prevent and ease acid reflux and heartburn. You can do this using a foam wedge placed under the mattress or by raising bedposts using wood blocks. Beware of piling pillows, as this usually isn’t effective and may even make your symptoms worse. Additionally, sleeping on your left side is thought to aid digestion and may work to limit stomach...

Ulcer Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid

U.S. News & World Report – Certain foods and drinks can upset your stomach or increase stomach acid production, though there’s not much evidence they can cause or worsen ulcers specifically, says Olivia Vaughn, a registered dietitian at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Still, because some food and beverage items can irritate your stomach, pay attention to how your body reacts. Take spicy food, for instance. Dr. Thomas R. Kelley, a family...

What’s the difference between heartburn and GERD?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Heartburn — that burning pain in your chest after eating certain foods or when you lie down in the evening — is a common complaint and usually no cause for alarm. Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Most people can manage the discomfort of heartburn on their own with lifestyle changes, including maintaining...

Green Bananas And Other Surprising Food Cures

WebMD – Healthy food is the medicine we give our bodies every day. It can’t cure what ails you, but certain foods have the power to soothe symptoms and give your body a boost when you have specific illnesses or injuries. Help yourself to these healing foods. Chicken Pho This Vietnamese soup packs more healing power than old-fashioned chicken and noodles when it comes to colds. Chicken pho (pronounced “fuh”) also packs the anti-viral power of...

Growing up with a dog might protect against Crohn’s disease

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY – A recent study suggests that having a pet dog or a larger family in early life may protect against Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers observed that individuals who owned a dog as a child were less likely in later life to have increased gut permeability, which is an early indicator of Crohn’s disease. The study also reports that owning a dog and having a larger family size were...

Bad News For Popeye’s: “I was violently sick with nausea and vomiting …”

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Merritt Island, FL – "stomach churning" Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting | Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Merritt Island, FL | February 3, 2021, 11:17 AM “I ate only a spicy fried chicken sandwich about 1pm, stomach churning about 6pm, and by 9pm I was violently sick with nausea and vomiting which continued throughout the night. Diarrhea started in the am, along with continued vomiting. Lost my voice after all the vomiting episodes... ” Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Loganville, GA –...

Common Childhood Rx Leads To Bowel Disease As Adults

July 28, 2020 |  Rutgers Today – Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in Genome Medicine, provides further evidence supporting the idea that the use of antibiotics in children under 1 year old disrupts the intestinal microbiota – the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and on our bodies – that play a...

Doctors Now Fear COVID-19 Never Fully Goes Away

“We thought this was only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas, the heart, the liver, the brain ... " Risk of never fully recovering after coronavirus ‘very real,’ scientists say June 26, 2020 Reuters – Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease...

16 Hospitalized After Eating This Item Sold At Aldi’s

Garden salads sold in stores are spreading nasty stomach infections June 22, 2020 Food Safety News – Foodborne illness is finally back in the news in a big way. Six Midwestern states are reporting 76 Cyclospora infections with 16 hospitalizations and consumers are warned not to eat and retailers order not to sell ALDI, Hy-Vee, or Jewel-Osco Garden Salad brands. Illness onset dates for the Cyclospora are from May 11, 2020, to June 14, 2020, as of the...

Detox Smoothies Recalled – For Being Toxic

An organic foods packager has recalled pre-blended smoothies including its “Detox” Superfood Smoothie Kit for an ironic reason – they contain a common food toxin. | Smoothie kits recalled after company finds Listeria Feb 11, 2020 Food Safety News – Blendtopia Products LLC is recalling 29,078 cases of frozen Blendtopia brand “Superfood Smoothie Kits” because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. “The company discovered the issue through its quality control processes. The issue is believed to be isolated to...

Sanitary Robots Replace Unsanitary Food Workers

Thousands of consumers are sickened every year by fecal bacteria. One way to reduce fecal contamination is to reduce the number of people handling our food – because all it takes to contaminate an entire batch is one worker not washing their hands after using the toilet. Here's news from two American manufacturers about new machine designed to to prevent product contamination ...  TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harpak-ULMA today introduces the ULMA FS-400 Flow wrapper, conceived specifically for...
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