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Your daily choices can help you achieve a healthier digestive tract. Explore foods, exercises, habits, and strategies that promote optimal gut function.

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What It Means to Have a Normal Bowel Movement

Bowel movements differ from person to person, although there are some stools that are never normal. What is a healthy bowel movement for you? What does it mean to have a normal bowel movement? Many people aren't sure if their bowel movements are...

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Why Healthy Digestion Begins in the Mouth

Gut health and healthy digestion can be measured in your mouth. Learn which signs of poor oral health may indicate a gastrointestinal condition. Today we’re more aware than ever that digestive health plays a huge role in overall health. The gut is...

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Why You Might Have Orange Stool

Usually, orange stools are not a sign of a serious problem, but if the orange color is ongoing and there's diarrhea or other symptoms, call a doctor. When there are orange stools, it is most likely because of eating foods that are orange in...

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What Causes Sulfur Burps?

Sulfur burps, or burps that have a rotten egg smell, occur when hydrogen sulfide gas is produced during the digestive process. Learn more about what causes them. Sulfur burps are burps that are often described as smelling like rotten eggs. They...

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The Health Benefits of Bifidobacterium

Bifidobacterium, a type of good bacteria, has been associated with health benefits, such as immune boosting, eczema prevention, and more. Bifidobacterium, a species of “good bacteria,” is the first bacteria to colonize the intestinal tract in...

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What Causes Red or Maroon Stools?

Blood in the stool may be caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colon polyps, cancer, diverticular bleeding, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Having a red stool (poop) can be startling. You may be worried that it could be blood. But there are a...

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What Are the Causes of Black Stool?

Black, tarry stools can be caused by certain foods, supplements, medications, or bleeding in the digestive tract. Find out more. Black stool can be caused by eating certain foods, taking certain medications or supplements (like iron), or it can be...

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