If you thought diarrhea is a condition that plagues most people in their childhood, you’re highly mistaken. Even when you’re well into your adult years, it happens suddenly like a bolt from the blue. In fact, odds are good you’ll experience it several times in your life; some people grapple[.....]
Weight loss and malnutrition might seem like the obvious signs of malabsorption, your body’s inability to absorb certain nutrients or properly digest certain types of foods. But did you know that even jaundice and diabetes may develop from certain malabsorption syndromes? Gas, bloating, greasy stools, abdominal pain, and diarrhea are all common symptoms of malabsorption. With underlying causes ranging from lactose intolerance and celiac disease to pancreatic infections, liver disease, crohn's disease and even HIV or AIDS you need to be alert to the symptoms so you can get medical help in time.
Yeast, that incidental ingredient used in your baking or winemaking, has health benefits that will surprise you! Make the most of its probiotic and antioxidant properties and rich nutrient content to protect yourself from heart disease, tummy bugs, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer and even to improve insulin sensitivity.
With various nutritional and health benefits, different parts of the chironji (Buchanania lanzan) plant are widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Chironji seeds, especially, are used as a replacement for almonds due to their high protein, good cholesterol, and low calorie content. They are also rich in dietary fiber, vitamins B1, B2,[.....]
There are certain myths around watermelon that prevent women from enjoying the fruit. It is said that it causes diarrhea, flushes out vital nutrients from the body, and leads to excess weight gain. In fact, it is a nutritious fruit with plenty of health benefits. It keeps you hydrated, prevents pre-eclampsia, reduces swelling, and treats heat rashes. The fruit is harmless to pregnant women as long as it is had in moderation.
Dates have been a staple food in the Middle East and South Asia for a very long time. Whether fresh or dry, this fruit is absolutely delicious and has numerous health benefits. However, you’ve probably heard about how too much of anything is bad for you. Well, dates are no[.....]
Watermelon has a high lycopene content, which can accumulate if you eat too much. High levels may cause diarrhea, especially if you eat a lot of lycopene-rich foods. You should also be careful if you drink a lot of alcohol, because lycopene will interact with it and cause liver inflammation. Overeating watermelon will cause potassium to accumulate, leading to irregular heartbeat and palpitations. And if you’re diabetic, avoid eating a lot at once to prevent a spike in blood sugar.
In common parlance, acidity is used to describe a variety of symptoms caused by the excess production of acid by the gastric glands located in the stomach. Your stomach secretes hydrochloric acid which is corrosive in nature but vital to the breakdown and digestion of food. Usually, the effects of the acid are[.....]
SIBO is a condition marked by excessive proliferation of bacteria in the small intestine, making it difficult for you to absorb nutrients. Symptoms include flatulence, bloating, abdominal fullness, fatty stools, diarrhea or constipation. While antibiotics, intravenous feeding are common line of treatments, natural remedies like oil of oregano, horsetail may also help.
The onset of appendicitis is usually marked by a low-grade fever and an aching pain that begins around the belly button, and slowly creeps over to the lower right abdomen. Any movement, even coughing or sneezing, can cause the pain to sharpen. This is often accompanied by bloating, loss of appetite, nausea and/or vomiting soon after abdominal pain begins.
Raw, green bananas contain pectin, a fiber that absorbs excess water from the intestines and firms up the stool, and oligofructans that nourish the good gut bacteria that aid in nutrient absorption. Bananas also restore potassium levels, help the body absorb nutrients like calcium, and restore the energy and mass lost after diarrhea, with 100 g of the fruit releasing 116 Kcal. Boil a raw, green banana and have it with salt and butter if you have loose motion.
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