Acid reflux drugs such as Aciphex, Prevacid and Prilosec have been linked to a diarrhea-causing bug called Clostridium difficile or C. diff. This class of drugs is called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs. Japanese researchers followed about 500 patients who were taking these PPIs and the risk for getting this C. diff bug was about three times […]

Finally there may be promising news for children suffering from milk allergies.  The latest findings suggest that for some children the best way to overcome a milk allergy is to consume more milk.  This advice contradicts current recommendations, which recommends lactose intolerant children avoid milk products entirely. In a recent study, scientists discovered that by […]

Ice scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream…except the lactose intolerant. If you’re one of the unlucky people who are lactose intolerant, you know that eating dairy is risky. It can cause embarrassing gas, diarrhea and a lot of discomfort. But, there is good news afoot! Kefir, in a recent review was found […]

For years, turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, has been used in Asia not only as a spice, but as a medicinal herb to help treat fevers, colds, arthritis, bronchitis, and swelling of liver and kidney. The phytochemical curcumin is responsible for the yellow color of turmeric, which belongs to the ginger family. Turns out curcumin may soon […]

Okay, what’s with all the press about peppermint helping alleviate the symptoms of Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)? Well, it turns out that this herbology might just be well grounded in science. A  recent study in mice showed that sensitivity to pain was reduced when a cooling agent, similar to peppermint, was applied directly to the […]

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can be anywhere from annoying to downright debilitating making everyday situations fraught with anxiety. Millions suffer from IBS, which can cause on-going constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, or any combination of the above. But good news, IBS sufferers, there’s new relief in town — and you can get it at your local […]

If your body is having a hard time getting things moving, so to speak, it may be time for you to get moving. A new study suggests that regular physical activity may alleviate irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome, which is characterized by intermittent constipation and/or diarrhea, affects as many as 20 percent […]

Any way you slice it, constipation is no fun.  If you’re looking for some ways to relieve yourself without the help of laxatives, look no further. There are plenty of healthy, natural ways to keep your bowels moving on a regular basis. The medical definition of constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week.  […]