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Acid Reflux Symptoms

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The most common acid reflux symptom is heartburn pain. But occasional heartburn does not necessarily mean you have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Acid Reflux Defined

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when acid in the stomach “leaks” into the esophagus. Learn more about natural treatments and remedies for heartburn.

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Why You Should Take Probiotics Every Day

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Our bodies contain hundreds of species of bacteria. It’s only when “bad” strains of bacteria get out of control that health problems occur. Taking probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, can give “good bugs” the edge and help keep bad bacteria in check.

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Filed Under: General Health

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How to Relieve Gas Naturally

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Excessive gas and stomach bloat affect most of us from time to time. Learn natural treatments for how to relieve gas and stomach bloat so that you can stop the belching, bloating, and flatulence for good.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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What Are Gallstones?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For most people diagnosed with a “bad gallbladder,” the problem is usually gallstones. Learn more about gallstones and how to prevent and treat them.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Ulcerative Colitis Defined

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Ulcerative colitis is a serious inflammation of the lower bowel. Learn more about ulcerative colitis symptoms and the natural treatment options for this inflammatory bowel disease.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The specific cause of ulcerative colitis is unclear, but this inflammatory bowel disease seems to be hereditary and usually begins between the ages of 15 and 40. Find out more about what can trigger the inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Diarrhea Symptoms Identified

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Diarrhea symptoms include a noticeable change in the frequency, form, and appearance of bowel movements. Learn to recognize common diarrhea symptoms and discover natural remedies to treat diarrhea.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Do-It-Yourself Food Allergy Tests

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One way to determine if you have food allergies is to keep a detailed chart of everything you eat, drink, and are exposed to, along with the time of exposure, any symptoms you experience, and when the symptoms occur. You can also use a pulse test.

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Filed Under: Food Allergies/Intolerances

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Celiac Sprue Disease Defined

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Celiac sprue disease is a condition caused by an allergy to gluten, which is a protein found in grains, particularly wheat, rye, and barley. Learn more about celiac disease and how to diagnose and treat it.

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Filed Under: Celiac Disease

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Types of Ulcers Identified

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Stomach (peptic) ulcers and small intestine (duodenal) ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract. Find out more, whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer or you need more information on the symptoms of stomach ulcers

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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What Causes Constipation?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

To relieve constipation, you should determine the root cause of your constipation symptoms. Learn about four common factors that can cause constipation and discover simple and effective solutions.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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What Causes Diarrhea?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

To stop diarrhea, you first need to know what causes diarrhea. Learn about the triggers that could be causing your diarrhea symptoms and discover natural remedies to overcome these problems.

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You've (Hopefully) Got Some Gall

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you ask most doctors about bile, the common response would be that it’s a digestive fluid put out by the liver that aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. However, research indicates that your body’s ability to regenerate liver tissue depends on signals that there is an imbalance in bile levels.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Nausea Defined

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Nausea is a sick, queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach that often ends with vomiting. You need to determine the particular reason for your nausea for effective treatment.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Celiac Disease Symptoms Identified

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The symptoms of celiac disease can vary widely because many different nutrient deficiencies can develop due to celiac disease. Read about the wide array of celiac disease symptoms as well as other conditions associated with celiac disease.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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How Can I Relieve Chronic Indigestion?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Chronic indigestion can be treated with herbal bitters. Herbal bitters activate the bitter taste receptors on the tongue, which in turn stimulate the secretion of digestive juices. This boosts your digestive capabilities and relieves indigestion.

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Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can be similar to the symptoms of several other conditions. Learn how to rule out other digestive problems that can be confused with irritable bowel syndrome.

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Filed Under: IBS

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What Causes Celiac Disease?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you have symptoms of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is very important to be familiar with your family's medical history. Learn more about the strong genetic component to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

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Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Identified

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Two ulcerative colitis symptoms are considered tell-tale signs of this inflammatory bowel disease. Find out more about these ulcerative colitis symptoms and learn how these symptoms can change as ulcerative colitis progresses.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Diarrhea Defined

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Diarrhea is indicated by any sudden increase in the amount or wateriness of your stool, or an increase in the frequency of your bowel movements to more than three per day. Learn more about diagnosing and treating diarrhea.

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How Can I Treat Ongoing Ulcerative Colitis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

When treating ulcerative colitis, the success rate of sulfa-based drugs and corticosteroids like prednisone isn’t great. Instead, learn a number of natural and more effective ways of treating the inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Are You Living With A Bad Gallbladder?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The symptoms of a bad gallbladder include a full, bloated feeling and other digestive problems. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of a bad gallbladder and discover all-natural ways to treat gallbladder problems such as gallstones.

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Filed Under: Q&As

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Defined

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex digestive problem that affects somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population. Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and natural remedies to treat IBS.

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Filed Under: IBS

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How Can I Relieve Gas?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Excessive gas is usually caused by an intestinal tract that is too alkaline. Learn how to relieve gas and restore digestive health by re-acidifying your digestive system with digestive enzymes.

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Filed Under: Digestive Health

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Treat Diarrhea Naturally

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Dealing with diarrhea symptoms can be so unpleasant that you’re tempted to try anything for relief. Learn about the best natural remedies to treat diarrhea.

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Filed Under: Diarrhea

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What Causes Ulcers?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Just as there are different types of ulcers due to their location along the digestive tract, there are also different mechanisms that can cause ulcers. Here are some factors that can contribute to ulcer development.

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Filed Under: Ulcers