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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Try ginger: Like perhaps ginger tea. Peppermint tea also works. Preferably without added caffeine. A balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables void of f ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Holmon
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Fiber : Maintaining a diet which is high in fiber, ensure adequate fluid intake, and regular physical activity, i.e. Walking, all can help good digestion. Al ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Probiotic : Look for a good quality probiotic. Actove culture yogurt is helpful too'n.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Why would U think so: Ingesting hot peppers of any type can cause indigestion, particularly if you do not usually have them in your diet. The burning sensation that you exp ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No relationship: Saw palmetto has been suggested for the improving of urinary outflow related to prostate enlargement. It does not change digestion in any known way.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
A few: I have four favorites. One is bob's red mill muesli. A second is nature's path heritage flakes or flaxplus. The third is arrowhead mills spelt or mill ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox clea ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Tea: Billions of people take tea. There are no negative health consequences. Fluids, in general, help digestive processes.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Doesn't help: Doesn't help digestion, but if you enjoy it there is no real risk unless you have esophageal reflux and gain weight.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Fiber: may increase the bulk of your bowel movements, the quantity and size of stool and occasionally gas.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Lactose intolerance: Yogurt is a a milk product. If you have developed lactose intolerance as many adults do, then you can't digest the milk in the yogurt the way you can ... Read More

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