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Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Discover what you need to know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut syndrome, and your heart and the natural remedies that can get to the root of IBS.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Healthy Directions discusses laxative tea — what it is, when you should drink it, and available alternatives to help with constipation.

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Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Dr. Chaudhary discusses the benefits of Triphala, a powerful herbal remedy that consists of Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amla, and why it is popular in Ayurvedic medicine for treatment of digestive issues.

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How to Avoid Constipation

01/11/2022 | 7 min. read

Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Discover the top causes of constipation and what you can do to achieve constipation relief naturally, as recommended by Dr. Williams.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Changing your diet isn’t always easy. So what is a FODMAP diet and what is it really used for? Here’s what you should know.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

What is gut health, and why is it important? Healthy Directions has everything you need to know about this often ignored area of your overall health.

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Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Here's how you restore your gut flora after a round of antibiotics, according to Dr. Williams.

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How to Make Fermented Foods

08/18/2021 | 2 min. read

Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Dr. Williams provides simple tips on how to make fermented foods at home.

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Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Sinatra reveals that the right probiotics can help your heart and immune system as well as your gut.

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How To Avoid Foods That Cause Gas

07/23/2021 | 6 min. read

Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Feeling a bit gassy after you eat? Avoiding high fiber and fermentable foods can help reduce bacterial activity in the gut and reduce gas production.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Feeling bloated and uncomfortable? The majority of gas pain doesn’t come from the gas itself but the health of the microbiome producing the gas.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Feeling gassy? Relief for a gassy stomach most often comes through a burp, which you can help with the help of natural remedies or moving around.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra gives an overview of the digestive process and its stages, including the important role enzymes play.

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Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Most people think digestive enzymes help with gut health only, but Dr. Williams explains the many other aspects of health that they help to preserve.

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Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Dr. Williams explains the differences between prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics, and how each of them influence gut, immune, and overall health.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra discusses a little-known correlation — the connection between fibromyalgia and gut health. From the latest statistics on fibromyalgia and how it’s diagnosed, to the simple breath test that detects gut issues like SIBO, to the breakthrough studies linking these conditions together, Dr. Drew shares information that can help improve your symptoms in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra bring you another informative Ask the Doctors Q&A session, where they answer your top questions about heart and gut health. First, the doctors discuss the effect of family history on heart health, and Dr. Steve provides solutions for managing cholesterol. Dr. Drew explains the benefits of probiotics for the gut microbiome and talks about the rise of leaky gut, and Dr. Steve shares how emotional stress can have real physical effects on the heart. Next, the doctors discuss the link between salt and hypertension, and Dr. Steve gives his insight on drinking red wine for a healthy heart. They talk about why the European lifestyle encourages better digestive health, and Dr. Drew describes how digestion is connected to immunity. Finally, the doctors explain the principles of integrative vs. functional medicine, and they each share a simple tip for achieving better heart and gut health right now. Don’t miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra present another installment of their timely Pulse Check series, where they discuss trending health topics and what you need to know right now. Today, the doctors delve into some noteworthy new articles and studies that reinforce the importance of making healthy choices. First, the doctors discuss the latest research on alcohol and AFib, and how a drink a day may raise your risk. The doctors then talk about a new study on the positive impact of avocado on gut health — and how one delicious “Sinatra Salad” can cover all your daily fruit and veggie needs. Next, the doctors talk about the vital role our pets play in our lives, and also discuss the new research that shows how an afternoon nap can sharpen our cognition. Finally, Dr. Steve gives his “pearl” of wisdom about the link between mental health and heart disease, and why a good cry is the best medicine. Don’t miss this informative, brand new episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Your gastrointestinal health has a massive impact on your overall health — physical and mental. In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes fellow naturopathic physician and gut health expert, Dr. Adam Rinde, to discuss what happens when your gut microbiome is out of balance. The doctors explain what gut dysbiosis is — specifically SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) — the symptoms to be aware of, and how to diagnose and treat the condition. The doctors start off by discussing the impact SIBO has on your overall health and the difficulties doctors have in diagnosing it. Dr. Rinde talks about the testing available, including a new breath test that detects more gases for a more accurate diagnosis. The doctors also discuss treatment options — including the low FODMAP and elemental diets, medications, and herbal solutions. Next, Dr. Drew and Dr. Rinde discuss the importance of probiotics and prebiotics, and which strains are best for treating SIBO. They also explain the timeframe patients can expect with regard to improvement, and finally Dr. Rinde shares his top tip for what you can do to reduce the impact that stress has on your gut. Don’t miss this informative new episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes back integrative neurologist, Ayurvedic practitioner and author, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, to share her overview of Ayurvedic medicine.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes his friend and certified nutritionist Tom Malterre to talk about nutrient deficiencies, allergic reactions to the foods you’re consuming, and how you can use the elimination diet to help identify ANY food sensitivities you may have.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra discusses a common condition that causes major discomfort — GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra shares some of his top tips for how to choose the right probiotic for you.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes guest co-host, Dr. Briana Sinatra, for another episode of Ask Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad — where our doctor duo shares their best advice for winning the battle at the table and getting your kids to eat nutritious and enjoyable meals.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra and Healthy Directions colleague Dr. Irfan Qureshi discuss the different ways naturopathic doctors are impacting healthcare.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Our expert doctor duo, Drs. Steve and Drew Sinatra, get to the heart of the matter and discuss all the most important factors that impact your cardiovascular health including symptoms, inflammation, cholesterol and the use of statins, and hypertension

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