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Why You Should Always Take These 10 Stomach Ulcer Symptoms Seriously

If you have chronic stomach pain, the cause may be stomach ulcers. The good news is, stomach ulcers are highly treatable. But it’s extremely important that you seek treatment without delay. When left untreated, stomach ulcers can cause serious, even...

6 Common Questions About Probiotics, Answered

Chances are you’ve heard of probiotics, a now-famous type of friendly bacteria that extensive research shows can benefit your health on a multitude of levels. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), four million adults living...

5 Signs of Amino Acid Deficiency and How to Treat It

You probably know that between 60% and 70% of the average human body is composed of water. But did you know that protein makes up approximately 66% of the non-water components of your body? As you may remember from biology...

Fennel Essential Oil Benefits and 7 Fennel Essential Oil Uses

Indigenous to the Mediterranean, fennel is grown the world over and celebrated in recipes and for its medicinal properties. It’s a hardy herb with a large white bulb and green fronds. Related to carrots, fennel is commonly used in Italian...

Amino Acid Infusion: Is There an Advantage Over Oral Ingestion of Amino Acids?

The use of amino acid infusions to provide nutrition to individuals incapable of eating a sufficient amount of dietary protein to meet nutritional requirements dates back to the 1960s. An amino acid infusion can either provide partial nutritional support or...

What Is Structured Water and Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Earth, air, fire, and water are the four essential elements of western culture. Water is essential for life—the human body is approximately 60% water and 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. Without water, plants, animals, humans, and...

Should You Take a Glutamine Supplement?

Glutamine is one of the most well-known amino acids in the supplement world because of the many roles it plays in the body. It’s an important component of protein, it nurtures good intestinal health, and your immune system depends on...

Protein and Free Amino Acids Digestion and Absorption: Which Wins the Race?

Like all foods, dietary protein must be digested and broken down to its smallest components in order to be absorbed from the gut and distributed throughout the body. Here is a brief description of the process of transforming the proteins...

What Scientists Have to Say About the GAPS Diet

Proponents of the GAPS diet—a strict, multi-phase elimination diet that involves cutting out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables, refined carbohydrates, and more—claim it can successfully treat neurological and psychological conditions, including autism. But increasing numbers of scientists, doctors, and nutrition...

Pancreatitis Pain: Could You Have Pancreatitis?

The pain is sharp, behind the stomach, and it sends waves of agony from the upper abdomen out the back. It’s pancreatitis pain, but many people have no idea what it is when an attack comes on. We’re keeping you...