Tips to Help Avoid PMS-Related Constipation by BodyLogicMD Do you suffer from “periodic” bouts of constipation―that is, constipation that occurs in the second half of your menstrual cycle? If so, that’s not coincidental. Your hormones likely play an active role in these episodes. After you produce an egg through ovulation, and before your period … Continued
Resolving Acid Reflux Without Antacids by BodyLogicMD Anyone who has ever had a full-blown attack of acid reflux disease (otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) knows that it can be seriously debilitating. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem—more than 15 million people are thought to suffer from acid reflux, and they keep the market … Continued
Gluten Sensitivities Are Probably Not Just in Your Head… by BodyLogicMD You’ve probably heard of gluten―a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye―and you probably know that some people can’t eat it. You may have even heard that those people have something called celiac disease. But did you know that some people who don’t have celiac disease … Continued
Healthy Gut Flora Leads to More Stabilized Moods by BodyLogicMD For anyone who routinely suffers from anxiety, stress, and depression, the symptoms are rarely contained to just an emotional state—an upset mind often goes hand-in-hand with an upset stomach. Diarrhea, nausea, bloating, gas, and pain can all be common complaints for those suffering from mental … Continued
One of the foundations of good health is a properly functioning Gastrointestinal (GI) System. Your GI System is the gateway for almost everything that enters your body. It breaks down your food into nutrients, so you can absorb and use them for the billions of chemical reactions that take place in your body. When your GI … Continued
In many cases, you can improve and maintain GI health by avoiding certain foods. You should definitely avoid junk, or processed foods. These foods contain many unnatural chemicals — just take a look at the ingredient list on the food labels. When those chemicals are absorbed into your body, your immune system responds to them. It will either initiate an inflammatory response to get rid of them or try to store them somewhere in your body.
You may be damaging your gastrointestinal (GI) health without realizing it and that may be causing a host of different medical problems. But there are many things you can do to repair a damaged gut and keep your digestive system healthy.
Everything you eat or drink is processed through your gastrointestinal (GI) system, so it’s clear that it’s a very important body system that has a major effect on your overall health. But what can you do to keep your GI system healthy? Chicago bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Joseph Mazzei, shares his expertise on improving and maintaining your GI health.