Traveler’s Diarrhea

The 5 Most Important Facts about Traveler’s Diarrhea


Nearly every traveler knows the following piece of advice about traveling, especially when going to foreign destinations: “Don’t drink the water!” Ingesting bacteria or other substances in water or foreign food that your body is not used to can cause an awful illness called Traveler’s Diarrhea. Some studies show Traveler’s Diarrhea affects as many as

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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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Why Popeye Eats Dark Leafy Greens


Popeye ate spinach to make him stronger. Moms nag their children to eat their vegetables. Salad (with healthy dressings) is a staple of dieters. Lately, you hear people saying they love kale, and just recently people have been saying collard greens are the new kale. What is so important about dark leafy greens? Raw Leafies

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A New Way to look at an Aging-Old Problem: Bad Digestion


Getting old is not fun physically. Achy joints, weak muscles, depression and digestive chaos force us to slow down, avoid germs and inevitably head to the bathroom more often. It helps if you stay connected to other people to keep your spirits up, stay in shape and eat right. However, no matter what we do,

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Avoid Winter Constipation (Yuck!) the Natural Way with Probiotics


It’s winter. As much as you might like to get outside and be active, the weather in many places during winter is terrible. You might end up spending more time than you’d like sitting around watching TV, reading, or working. Sure, you can get back into shape when spring rolls around, but in the meantime,

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Here’s the Poop on Traveler’s Diarrhea


Traveler’s diarrhea. It’s the villain in every globetrotter’s adventure. Infamously known by such names as Montezuma’s Revenge, Delhi Belly, and many far-less-polite monikers, TD (as we’ll call it) affects 10 million pitiable, inconvenienced tourists every year—somewhere between 20 percent and 50 percent of everyone who crosses borders.   While some might find it exciting to

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