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.

8 nutrients you’re missing

Get the skinny on telltale symptoms of a vitamin or mineral deficiency and what to do about it.

Patient Story

‘Much more optimistic’

Luke Thomas battled weight all his life. With help from a lifestyle medicine program, he shed pounds, beat back diabetes and gained health.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Patient Story

‘I feel good, I feel healthy’

A unique weight-management program has taken a traveling Michigan couple on the ultimate health journey.

Time to shake it up?

If your meals are healthy and balanced, you probably don't need protein shakes. But on the go, a shake can get you through.

Super-charge your protein plan

Meats and poultry are fine—but don't overlook plants as a shelf-stable, affordable option to meet your protein needs.

Intermittent fasting: Fad or fat-busting?

Here's the skinny on the health benefits of an eating window.

Don’t let the weather fool you

Listen to your body. It'll tell you if you're dehydrated, if only you'll listen.

Meatless Mondays

Improve your cardiovascular health with a plant-based food day.

Fight the fire

Nutrition plays an outsized role in shaping your body's response to inflammation.

More than an orange

Are you getting enough vitamin C? This vital substance helps ward off disease and promotes proper body function.

Patient Story

Top stories of 2020

Get a dose of inspiration by exploring our most extraordinary tales of heroism and medical miracles.