you know that digestive ailments affect 40% of the US
population and account for more hospitalizations than
any other health problem?
Until recently it was
thought that unless a medical problem and symptoms existed
that the digestive system was functioning normally.
We now know that this complex process can be affected
by many internal and external factors and that digestive
changes are the starting point for a host of serious
conditions and diseases – including Colon Cancer,
the third most frequent Cancer in the US. Often the
beginning stages of these ailments go unnoticed.
In our Digestive System
section and throughout this site learn how the process
works, what to look for and how to maintain digestive
health and prevent disease.
It makes sense to understand
this process, essential to our nutrition, our immune
function and our overall health.
here to learn more about how our
Digestive System works.
in 5 Americans is thought to meet the clinical criteria
for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Millions more continuously or occasionally experience
IBS symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea and
constipation. It is only recently that this syndrome
has received the attention it deserves and that effective
programs have been formulated to both work on the sources
of the problem and manage the symptoms.
the IBS Section of this site learn:
- What are the diagnostic criteria for IBS and do I
can I separate IBS from inflammatory bowel diseases
like Crohn’s Disease and Colitis?
roles do stress, diet, food allergies, bacteria and
can I manage stress and design an overall plan to
manage IBS symptoms?
To learn more about IBS and take control of
your IBS symptoms click here to visit our IBS Section.
Probiotics (from the Greek
“pro” or “for” and “biotic”
or “health, “for health”) are
the beneficial bacteria billions of which are normally
found in the intestinal tract. They perform vital functions
digestive process and without them not only is healthy
digestion and assimilation of nutrients impossible but
without them we are extremely vulnerable to infection.
Environmental factors including
antibiotic treatment, diet, alcohol, stress, infection,
and the aging process itself can decrease the levels
of these essential bacteria and lead to digestive upsets,
impaired immune function, major infections and serious
disease. The good news is that an effective program
of probiotic supplementation can bring these levels
up and insure these vital elements of digestion and
immune function are maintained.
Digestivesplus.com was created specifically to offer up to date information, resources and innovative products aimed at maintaining and improving digestive health. We focus on providing in-depth information on common digestive problems including constipation, diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) including causes, symptoms and treatments. We also have specific sections to discuss longer term management of digestive symptoms and strategies to improve overall digestive health in the relief & cure section. Recently, we have added a new combination product, Ultra Enzyme Support Plus Chewables, combining digestive enzymes with probiotics in a small, easy to take at mealtime, chewable tablet.
We will be adding additional sections on a regular
basis with news updates and more products to help
you improve and maintain optimum digestive health.
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