Digestive Health Topics


Are Collagen Supplements Good or Bad for You?

Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, so there is a huge market for collagen supplements. But should you be taking them?

By Ask HealthCentral

Researchers Raise Doubts About the Benefits of Probiotics

Millions of people use probiotic supplements to enhance digestive health and counterbalance the effects of antibiotics, but are they beneficial? Maybe not.

By Diane Domina

Probiotics and Prebiotics: Can They Help IBD and IBS Symptoms?

A nutritionist answers your top questions about these popular supplements and the latest research, including: Are they really effective for digestive health conditions?

By Nancy Monson

Do Probiotics Really Work for Digestive Issues?

Probiotics claim to help balance out or restore gut flora. But do they really work, and when’s the best time to take them?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Alternative forms of feeding: Parenteral Nutrition

Sometimes a person with cancer cannot properly nourish their body through eating and drinking, and their doctor may recommend alternative modes of nutritional support. If the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is functioning normally, a feeding tube is usua...

By Amy Thomas

A Closer Look at Probiotics

What are probiotics, who should take them, and where do you find them? Interest in the reported health benefits of probiotics has grown in the past decade, and researchers continue to investigate how the supplements can treat or prevent specific illn...

By Amy Thomas