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.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

Soup-er satisfying

A dietitian offers 4 reasons to put the familiar comfort food on your menu.

10 tips for healthy holiday recipes

Give fruits, veggies and whole grains the attention they deserve—and be ready to make some simple ingredient swaps.

The power of the humble potato

Often scorned, the lowly spud is actually a nutrition powerhouse.

Patient Story

‘We’re the colonoscopy couple’

Zeeland husband and wife double down on cancer prevention.

Patient Story

‘Living their best lives’

Timely surgery gives Kody Brant, born with a rare liver disease, a chance for a normal childhood.

Love your caffeine?

A dietitian unpacks the good and the bad of America's favorite pick-me-up.

New rules for colonoscopy

With cancer rates rising among younger people, experts urge screening to start at age 45.

Patient Story

‘So much more energy’

After battling obesity for years, a Michigan woman opts for weight-loss surgery.

Tips for a happy, healthy Halloween

You don't have to shun candy and treats in the season of sweets. A few simple tricks can keep you on track.

The secret to healthy holidays? Plan ahead

With the season of merry-making just around the corner, don't fret—just follow these top tips to keep your health in check.

Expert tips for wrangling cholesterol

While there’s no silver bullet to achieve lower levels, experts suggest a focus on lifestyle.