digestive health

It isn’t hard to figure out that digestion is the cornerstone of wellness. It’s an ancient idea that’s supported today by mountains of new data. But conventional medicine does not embrace this concept.

Why not? Your doctor probably didn’t study much about digestion in medical school. And the conventional system only treats digestive problems when they’re very advanced — things like acid reflux, IBS and diverticulitis.

Even then, doctors mostly address the symptoms of poor digestion rather than their underlying causes. And often, conventional treatments have serious potential side effects, especially over the long term.

We take a different approach, one that works with the elegant biology of your body. That’s the real answer for resolving digestive problems.

Your digestive system has a unique ecology created by food, digestive enzymes, gut bacteria, your intestinal walls, immune system and other digestive organs. That’s why problems usually involve more than one factor. Of course, adjusting the food you eat is important, but the right supplements can make a huge difference too, both in how you feel, and in how you look.

Our information helps you get to know your digestive system, how it works and what it needs every day to keep you healthy. Even if you’ve been eating a poor diet for a long time, and have a lot of symptoms, you will see real improvement in your digestion pretty quickly.

So don’t let another day slip by without knowing more about this critically important aspect of wellness. Let’s get started now!

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How to get rid of acid reflux naturally. Acid reflux is irritating and can even be painful but conventional medical treatments may be even worse. Discover why you might have reflux and get effective ideas for relieving it naturally.

How to balance your gut flora to reduce your symptoms, reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND. An incredibly large number of women struggle with miserable, and even embarrassing, digestive issues. If you’re one of them and you’re ready for relief, try our effective tips to restore bacterial balance to your belly.

New and surprising benefits of probiotics, reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND. The friendly little bacteria in your digestive tract are some of the most powerful allies in the quest to be healthy. And they can also help you lose weight and put you in a better mood!

Could yeast be disturbing your digestion? Candida albicans, the organism responsible for yeast infection and oral thrush, is often the underlying cause of a host of women’s health problems, including IBS, fatigue, headaches, leaky gut syndrome, muscle pain, eczema, acne and more. It’s commonly misdiagnosed by conventional medicine, which is especially unfortunate because there are highly effective natural remedies.

How to heal your digestive tract. Many women don’t realize that the gas, bloating, and constipation they feel every day aren’t normal or healthy — and they might be signs of a condition called ”leaky gut syndrome.” Leaky gut is one hidden cause of many symptoms and conditions, from poor digestion to joint pain to autoimmune diseases! Learn more about healing leaky gut from Women's Health Network so that you can feel better now.

Why everyone is talking about gluten and celiac disease. Understanding the varied symptoms and causes of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease can help you take the necessary steps to manage this condition. Take these steps with Women's Health Network as we explain the spectrum nature of celiac disease and what you can do to avoid gluten in your diet.

The elimination diet. Our elimination can help you know for sure which foods are safe for your digestion, and which ones aren’t. Once you know, you’ll be able to prevent gas, bloating, constipation and nausea and will have more energy.

5 easy ways to go gluten-free. Have you considered going gluten-free? Here’s a step-by-step approach with lots of meal ideas to make gluten-free EASY.

What heartburn and IBS have in common. Many women who have IBS also have upper GI symptoms such as heartburn, reflux or nausea – if you suffer from these you should get your gut health tested.

Is there gluten in….? Take our quick quiz to find out how much you know about hidden gluten in your favorite foods. Plus, get our favorite tips for going gluten free.

Herbs for digestion, reviewed by Dr. Mary James, ND. Women with digestive problems may feel better with the help of herbal teas or other herbal remedies. Women's Health Network offers a selection of common, readily available herbs that support digestion.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex, often misunderstood condition that is especially problematic for women. Understanding the many physical and emotional factors that can cause IBS will help you regain the balance you need for good digestive health.

Don’t let digestion get worse. How long has it been since your digestion has felt right? Our four steps can help resolve digestive issues at their source and relieve embarrassing and uncomfortable symptoms like gas, bloating, fatigue after meals, loose stools — and the anxiety that go with them. Take action now to heal your gut and feel better.

Your gut instincts: natural digestive health for overall wellness. Whatever your health issues, Women's Health Network believes that the first step to healing your body is to heal your digestion. Learn more about how gut health affects total health.

pH balance in the body. Eating foods that optimize the pH balance in your digestive system helps it extract the nutrients you need to keep your digestion, heart and bones healthy. See the simple steps you can take today.

Testing digestive system function. When something isn’t right in your belly, you can experience a range of symptoms, but it can be hard to pinpoint the source of the problem. That’s why digestive testing is so important. Understand the different tests available, what they measure and whether they’re right for you.

Stool testing for digestive problems. Nobody likes to talk about it but stool testing can help identify the root causes of a surprising number of digestive issues. Get the details and find the contact information for the top digestive testing lab facilities.