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.

Spring has sprung—dig in!

A homegrown garden isn’t just about fresh food. It’s also time well spent on health and fitness.

Patient Story

‘An investment in yourself’

A Michigan phlebotomist made the leap with bariatric surgery—and she's now down almost 100 pounds.

Never Eat Soggy Waffles

Remember that fun acronym for points of the compass? It can also point you to some helpful tips for handling picky eaters.

Patient Story

‘I am at peace’

A new interest in an old treatment helped a Michigan woman stay home with her husband during his final months.

Keep it simple, sipper

Steer clear of drinks laden with sugars, flavoring, artificial sweeteners and color. A glass of water will always win.

Help kids build healthy habits

A pediatrician offers tips for parents as they aim to help children reach a healthy weight amid a pandemic.

9 foods to boost your energy

Try these tasty treats packed with fuel and nutrition to get you through until spring.

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.