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The gastrointestinal (GI) system is made up of the GI tract plus accessory organs that include salivary glands, pancreas, liver, digestive enzymes and gallbladder. The function of the GI system is to process nutrients and energy from food and fluids that



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How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions.



How to make yourself fart

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed.



What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.



How do you gain weight quickly and safely?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Doctors may recommend gaining weight to athletes and people who weigh too little. We describe 19 foods that can help a person to gain weight quickly and boost overall health. We also explore the evidence behind foods traditionally used for weight gain, such as red meat, eggs, and protein shakes. Learn more here.



How to get rid of trapped gas

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor.



Nanoparticles in food packaging may disrupt gut function

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Nanoparticles are found in some food packaging. A new study concludes that when we consume them, it could hinder the way our guts absorb nutrients.



What causes a volvulus?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

A volvulus occurs when part of the small or large intestine twists, causing a dangerous blockage. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what complications can occur, including sepsis, short bowel syndrome, and death.



Six reasons your breath might smell like poop

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like feces, or poop, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like poop. We also discuss treatments and when to see a doctor.



Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

After having a colonoscopy, a person’s digestive system will require some time to recover. For a couple of days after the procedure, people will need to eat foods that are easy to digest. This article lists some foods that are suitable to eat, as well as those to avoid. It also gives tips for keeping the colon healthy.



What are the soft food and mechanical soft food diets?

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:00:00 PDT

There are many reasons why someone may need to go on a soft food diet. Reasons might include surgery, cancer, difficulty swallowing, or dental problems. The diet should consist of a variety of foods that can be mashed or pureed. Read on find out which types of food to include, and tips for following this diet.



What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Diarrhea in the morning can have a range of potential causes, including lifestyle choices, a temporary illness, such as a virus or food poisoning, or an underlying condition, such as IBS or IBD. Read on to learn how to prevent it with some simple lifestyle changes, and how to treat it if there are medical reasons.



Why do I feel sick after I eat?

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Sometimes, eating food can cause the stomach to become irritated and uncomfortable. Foods that are spicy or cause allergies are among the culprits, in some cases, as is eating too big a portion. Also, people can have medical conditions that cause stomach pain. Learn more about the potential causes with this article.



What causes foamy bowel movements?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here.



How much fiber is too much?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Eating too much fiber can cause bloating, gas, and constipation. Find out how much fiber is too much and how to relieve symptoms in this article.



Why do I have red diarrhea? Six causes

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 PDT

While diarrhea is unpleasant, it is not often a sign of something serious. Red or bloody diarrhea, however, may be a sign of an underlying health problem.



What causes white specks in my poop?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:00 PDT

What do white specks in stool indicate? Are there other symptoms to consider? We find answers and discuss treatment and prevention. Learn more here.



Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance.



What causes black specks in stool?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Black specks in stool can come from diet or something more serious, such as liver problems. Read about causes, symptoms, and when to see a doctor.



Why do I cough after I eat?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 PDT

People may find they cough after eating food, and this may have many different causes. Learn more about the role of allergies and when to see a doctor here.



Stress: How social conflict alters gut bacteria

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The state of our gut microbiota has been tied to our mental well-being, but how do stressful conditions impact our inner bacterial environment?



Why is one side of my throat sore?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Sore throats are not usually serious, but soreness on just one side can indicate an underlying illness. Read on to learn about causes and other symptoms.



Could targeting gut bacteria prevent autoimmunity?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A gut bacterium called Enterococcus gallinarum can drive autoimmune diseases such as lupus, new research finds. Could targeting it offer a new treatment?



Stomach acid drugs may cause depression

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression.



Natural remedies for gastritis

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

While there are instances where medical treatment is necessary to treat gastritis, many people find they can manage the symptoms at home.



How do you stop smelly farts?

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about different factors that can cause flatulence to produce a bad odor. We also look at tips for treating and preventing smelly farts.