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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Is menopause causing your digestive problems?

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 13 December 2017, Digestion, Menopause, Women's Health

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. I have a question from one of our viewers today, and because it’s quite a complex situation, it’s the only question I’ll be answering. This is from Sally who’s 49 and says, “I have recently started to get bad indigestion and acid reflux. I haven’t changed my diet, so I don’t understand why this is happening. Could it be due to menopause?”

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Is 40 really the new 30? Apparently not when it comes to hangovers

by Sonia Chartier, on 29 November 2017, Digestion
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It seems that hangovers hit people harder in their 40s and 50s.

People often say that their hangovers get worse with age and they just “can’t handle it” like they used to. There could be many reasons for this, including both lifestyle and physical factors…

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Digestive problems: Why does digestion slow down when we age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 November 2017, Digestion
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Food is a huge part of our everyday lives – it not only keeps us up and running on busy days, but it provides us with breaks to socialize and share moments with those around us. Whether we’re at work or with family at the dinner, sometimes our love of food leaves us with bloating, heartburn, slow digestion and acid reflux.

While people of all ages may encounter these unpleasant symptoms and disorders, nearly 40% of older adults over 50 years-old experience age related digestive problems each year…

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Two foods to avoid when fighting Candida

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 September 2017, Digestion, Healthy Eating
candida

Whether you call it by its Latin name Candida albicans or by its better-known moniker “yeast infection,” candidiasis, or thrush, is anything but sexy. This yeast strain usually cohabitates happily with us and our wide assortment of resident friendly bacteria without our even noticing.

But it’s an opportunistic little creature that can proliferate and become invasive, and when that happens, it’s time to put your microbiota in order.

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Improve your digestion with the right posture

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 28 June 2017, Digestion
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Many who suffer with digestion problems have tried every trick in the book. From removing top food allergens to drinking peppermint tea, there are endless remedies and approaches to take when searching for some relief.

A lesser-known culprit of digestive distress is poor posture. Sure, slouching can cause neck pain and lead to tension headaches, but it can also negatively impact digestive peristalsis – the propelling movement of food through the digestive tract.

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