Children’s Digestive Health

Digest these 5 Digestion Habits for Better Children’s Health


Children’s guts are more delicate than adults.  It takes less to send their little bodies into gastrointestinal distress.  And we can’t always watch what they’re eating…and, well, kids will be kids.  But, we can’t stand to see them hurting! As parents, teachers and others who care for children, when they get sick, we can’t help

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IBS and Anxiety: Layered Treatment


Anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) create a vicious cycle that can be very difficult to break. You experience diarrhea (IBS-D) or constipation (IBS-C)…and it makes you feel anxious…which makes the IBS worse…which causes more anxiety. It’s difficult to stop the cycle and challenging to cope, let alone think about “treatment.” The key might be

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Falling into Good Health: Autumn Health Tips


Every season has a unique impact on health. Summer brings opportunities for fresh air and sunshine, but in some climates it also brings cruel heat. Winter forces us indoors in many areas of the world, but that gives us a chance to use all the exercise equipment we’ve bought and haven’t used. Where the seasons

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My Tummy Hurts: How to Help Children Cope with Stomachaches


When your little one (or your not-so-little adolescent) complains of belly pain, your reaction might be one of two extremes. If you’re like some parents and guardians, you’ve heard it before and you’ll brush it off as just another boy-who-cried-wolf bid for attention. Other parents can’t stop thinking the worst. (“This is probably the one time she honestly has a

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Clash of the Titans: How to Benefit from BOTH Antibiotics and Probiotics


At first glance, antibiotics and probiotics claim clashing objectives. Antibiotics, a term derived from “antibiosis,” means “life destroying life.” It refers to substances that kill bacteria—both good and bad. Probiotics, which means “promoting life,” refers to live micro-organisms added to the human body to “confer a health benefit.” Although both of these colossally important substances

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Why Should Your Probiotic have a Prebiotic?


Think of your gut as an inhospitable canyon fraught with many hazards, not the least of which is stomach acid. Don’t misunderstand: stomach acid does a lot of good. The acid breaks down your food so it can be absorbed by your body through the walls of your stomach and even through the walls of

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10 Tricky Ways to Make Yourself Eat Healthy and Love It!


Face it. Almost all of us (the human race) are bad at doing what’s good for us. As humans, we are collectively REALLY bad at carrying on good habits. Healthy eating is one of the best examples of things we are worst at. After decades of diets and studies and conflicting opinions about nutrition, a

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Using Diarrhea to Self-Pre-Diagnose Health Conditions


  We think of it as annoying, inconvenient and uncomfortable. It’s something nearly every person in the world has experienced or will experience. If it’s uncomplicated, it indicates a simple digestive problem. If it’s complicated, it can be a symptom of any number of serious illnesses or health conditions. We’re talking about diarrhea, defined as

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Spring Health Tips for Kids: Protect and Play


The sun is shining longer, the air is warmer, you can open the windows and let in the fresh air—it’s springtime! When it comes to your children’s health, springtime is a perfect time to set the stage for a healthy, active lifestyle that could last all their years. Springtime health tips for kids fall into

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Breaking Down Digestion: How Probiotics Helps Your Body Break Down Food


If you’re familiar with probiotics, you likely already know about the many health benefits they can provide and how they help your body properly break down and absorb nutrients from the foods you eat. But what exactly is it that the probiotics are doing during digestion? How can your body absorb nutrients in the first place, anyway?

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