Intestinal Diseases - A.K.A. Tummy Troubles

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As a fellow life-long sufferer of colitis,
I feel your pain. 

 



 Does coffee upset your stomach or flair up your acid reflux?

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Tieman's Fusion Coffee   A cup of Tieman’s coffee may be the healthiest drink you have all day. In fact, an 8 oz. cup of Tieman's coffee scored over 17,000 ORAC units (the scale for antioxidants) which is equal to 4 servings of fresh blueberries, 5 cups of green tea or 3 glasses of pomegranate juice. This makes our coffee a super food!

Tieman's Fusion Coffee begins with a complex blend of 100% Arabica coffee. Naturally fused in a roasting process with Matcha Green Tea, Rooibos Red Tea and Goji Berry powders, their coffee delivers a vast array of health benefits.


                                             
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Is it important to include probiotics and prebiotics in a healthy diet?

Answer from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

You don't necessarily need probiotics — a type of "good" bacteria — to be healthy. However, these microorganisms may help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria, just as the existing "good" bacteria in your body already do.

Prebiotics are nondigestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics. When probiotics and prebiotics are combined, they form a synbiotic. Fermented dairy products, such as yogurt and kefir, are considered synbiotic because they contain live bacteria and the fuel they need to thrive.

Probiotics are found in foods such as yogurt, while prebiotics are found in whole grains, bananas, onions, garlic, honey and artichokes. In addition, probiotics and prebiotics are added to some foods and available as dietary supplements.

Although more research is needed, there's encouraging evidence that probiotics may help:

  • Treat diarrhea, especially following treatment with certain antibiotics
  • Prevent and treat vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections
  • Treat irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reduce bladder cancer recurrence
  • Speed treatment of certain intestinal infections
  • Prevent and treat eczema in children
  • Prevent or reduce the severity of colds and flu

Side effects are rare, and most healthy adults can safely add foods that contain prebiotics and probiotics to their diet. If you're considering taking supplements, check with your doctor to be sure that they're right for you.
- Mayo Clinic 

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Learn More About Probiotics and Your Gut




While probiotic-foods contain live bacteria, prebiotic foods feed the good bacteria already living in your digestive system. You can find prebiotics in foods such as asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey, maple syrup, and legumes. Consider eating prebiotic foods on their own or with probiotic foods to perhaps give the probiotics a boost. 
- WebMD

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