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

The right combination

Mental fortitude and modern medicine are helping a standout athlete battle through inflammatory bowel disease.

Feed your microbiome

Find a host of delicious foods to brighten your plate and bolster good bacteria in your belly.

Patient Story

‘It changes your relationship with food’

After suffering a severe leg injury, a Michigan man turns to a culinary medicine cooking class to focus on his health.

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.

Making women’s health a priority

Convenience and connection are key ingredients to an effective women's health program.

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.