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Using Diet To Treat Digestive Disorders
Gallstones and Diet
Gallstones form when cholesterol becomes concentrated and crystallizes in the bile. Being overweight as well as rapid or extreme weight loss increase the risk of gallstones.
Nutrition And Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is the term used for both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Constipation
The main dietary causes of constipation are lack of fiber in the diet, accompanied by inadequate intake of water and other liquids.
Flatulence
Gas is a normal byproduct of digestion. The intestinal tract typically contains up to three ounces of gas. Additional gas may accumulate as a result of eating patterns and dietary practices.
Diarrhea and Nutrition
The relationship between nutrition and diarrhea has been recognized since antiquity. It is a complex interaction that may express itself in one of three ways.
Heartburn
Dietary treatment of heartburn involves avoiding foods that cause the lower esophageal sphincter to weaken or which produce excess acid in the stomach.
Diverticular Disease and Diet
Diverticular disease has been linked to a low-fiber diet. If you have diverticula, adding fiber won't make the pockets go away, but it may help prevent development of new pockets.

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Diet And GI Health
Dairy
If you are one of the approximately 50 million Americans who suffer bloating, gas and diarrhea after drinking milk, blame it on lack of lactase (the intestinal enzyme that is necessary to break down the milk sugar lactose).
Fat
Dietary fat is required to carry out a number of functions. It is a carrier for the fat soluble vitamins, provides certain essential fatty acids, and plays a role in satiety.
Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is receiving increased attention as a result of the epidemiologic association between a high-fiber diet and a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, large bowel cancer, diverticulosis, constipation and other chronic disorders.
Diet And GI Health
So much of health is dependent on the types and amounts of foods consumed that it is easy to overlook how food itself plays a role in the disease process within the digestive system.

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Listeriosis: The Hidden Danger In Pregnancy
Listeriosis: The Hidden Danger in Pregnancy
Some foods contain bacteria that may cause a miscarriage or illnesses in newborns.


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