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.

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.

From tent to table

Explore 3 tips for healthy camp food from a dietitian who knows.

Let the season shape your plate

Buying fresh produce at the height of each season will satisfy your palate—and your purse.

Explore these 7 new reasons to garden

In patio pots, backyards or community gardens, a little time in the dirt delivers unexpected health benefits.

Money’s tight? You can still eat right

A weekly plan, in-season produce and bulk buying can set you up for healthy, money-saving meals.