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Magnesium for IBS: Everything You Need to Know

Can something as simple as magnesium for IBS help alleviate this uncomfortable condition?  The short answer is yes; magnesium has a mild laxative effect and also a calming effect on the body.   But let’s dig in some more to find out how magnesium helps alleviate constipation for people with IBS, food sources of magnesium, and […]

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Butyrate Foods: Learn the Truth About This Beneficial Compound

If you want to boost your gut health and overall health, you should aim to get high-butyrate foods into your diet.  Butyrate is a natural substance found in foods. It is also made in your gut. As a type of short-chain fatty acid, its most well-known function is to fuel the gut lining.  But it

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The Best Probiotics for SIBO: Strains and Brands

Probiotics and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) are getting a lot of attention in research, so getting the best probiotics for SIBO is the aim of this post.  Here, learn about the best Lactobacillus, Bacillus, and Saccharomyces strains to choose from for SIBO.  But when it comes to probiotics, SIBO is a bit of a

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help With Bloating And Digestion? + Fascinating Benefits for Your Whole Body

Does apple cider vinegar help with bloating and digestion? A lot of blogs out there dismiss the potential uses of apple cider vinegar out of hand stating that “there’s not enough evidence.” But, is that true? When taking a deep dive into the research, I actually found a fairly decent amount of evidence to support

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The Fascinating Benefits of Fasting for Gut Health

The benefits of intermittent fasting for gut health are many. These benefits include: In this post, learn all about the benefits of intermittent fasting for gut health, the many other benefits of fasting, and how to do a fast without feeling bad. Related post: The Best Inositol Supplement Types + Its Many Proven Benefits What

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The Best Prebiotic Supplement Types + Brands

The best prebiotic supplement types can vary based on your individual gut needs.  This post is written to help you sort through all the different types of prebiotics on the market today and to help you find reputable prebiotic supplement brands.  But, prebiotics aren’t necessarily a slam dunk for gut health. So we will review

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