Colon Support

Jenny Smiechowski

5 big benefits of good old-fashioned buttermilk

Fermented foods are all the rage nowadays because they contain probiotics that support gut health. But despite the enthusiasm for everything from yogurt to sauerkraut to kombucha, there’s one fermented food that doesn’t get much love — buttermilk. As a result, we’re missing out on some serious benefits…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

What coffee can do about digestion, gallstones and your liver

Research is proving that coffee has more perks than ever previously thought. But there’s one negative holdover: Many people think coffee increases their intestinal problems, when that’s just not the case. A review of 194 research publications shows exactly what we mean…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

3 surprising health problems caused by constipation

Constipation. It happens to everybody on occasion, unless you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from “chronic” constipation. Let’s hope not, because that kind of prolonged constipation is known to significantly boost colorectal cancer risk — and more…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The fiber-fat connection you shouldn’t ignore

Fiber is very important to the health of your colon. It keeps everything moving, brushes out the bad stuff that gets trapped in the pockets of your colon and generally keeps you from getting clogged up. But, getting enough fiber in your diet is vital for another reason… One your doctor probably never even mentioned…

Jenny Smiechowski

The ancient Chinese food to save your modern gut

The bacteria that live in your gut play a huge role in strengthening your immune system, balancing your moods and your weight and boosting your overall health. But, it’s not always easy to eat a plate full of prebiotic-rich foods, so I’ve got a quick and simple tip for you…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

The natural appetite suppressant that fights fat and diabetes

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that counteract medications such as antacids and antibiotics, which kill off good gut bacteria. But they’re only half the story. Prebiotics, on the other hand, feed these bacteria and can help you avoid disease and weight gain.