Digestive Health & Disorders

Digestion is a fascinating and complex process. Knowing the ins and outs of your digestive system can help you better understand what to eat (and what to avoid) to maintain digestive health, as well as what to do when something goes wrong.

Beware the microbiome killers

Fried foods, refined sugars and other highly processed items wreak havoc on gut health.

Try these 3 fresh veggies today

A dietitian offers her top tips for preparing these summer favorites.

Sweet or tart, cherries are magical

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this remarkable fruit.

Patient Story

‘I’m going to get better’

Bariatric and back surgery helped a Muskegon man lose weight—and gain a new life.

Patient Story

‘It will be a blessing’

A Michigan woman learns bariatric surgery isn't just about weight loss—it's about fighting chronic illness, too.

Patient Story

‘I needed an abrupt change’

A Michigan dad with a history of blood pressure problems whittled out time for a nine-week health program—and it changed his life.

Welcome to the probiotics party

As building blocks of your microbiome, these organisms play a lead role in shaping good health.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

Patient Story

Finding answers and hope

Genetic testing helps the family of a Michigan boy dig deeper into his unique health challenges.

Pack your food and go with these 6 safety tips

Don't risk your health by playing 'culinary Russian roulette' this summer.

Patient Story

An offering of hope

After a longtime battle against a rare disorder of the esophagus, Maggie Campbell underwent a life-altering surgery.

Patient Story

‘Wait, who is that person?’

Diet, exercise, bariatric surgery and a new mindset have pointed a Michigan dad to a healthier future.