Use the links below to browse our complete library of articles on digestion and GI health.
Digestive health for women,
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. An introduction to women’s digestive
health issues, with links to all our digestion articles and their subpages.
Probiotics — for life!
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. What are probiotics, how are they used, and
what are the benefits of probiotic therapy? These prolific, tiny beneficial life
forms enhance our digestive health, shore up our immune system, and guard us from
a wide range of diseases. This article describes this dynamic relationship, lists
what you can do to keep your intestinal flora balanced and happy, and explains how
to choose the best probiotics.
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Candida albicans, the organism responsible
for yeast infection and oral thrush, is often the underlying cause of a host of
women’s health problems, including IBS, fatigue, headaches, leaky gut syndrome,
muscle pain, eczema, acne and more. It’s commonly misdiagnosed by conventional
medicine, which is especially unfortunate because there are highly effective natural
Leaky gut syndrome — how healing your digestive tract promotes total wellness,
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Many women don’t realize that the gas,
bloating, and constipation they feel every day aren’t normal or healthy —
and they might be signs of a condition called ”leaky gut syndrome.”
Leaky gut is one hidden cause of many symptoms and conditions, from poor digestion
to joint pain to autoimmune diseases! Learn more about healing leaky gut from Women
to Women so that you can feel better now.
Gluten sensitivity and
celiac disease by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Understanding
the varied symptoms and causes of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease can help
you take the necessary steps to manage this condition. Take these steps with Women
to Women as we explain the spectrum nature of celiac disease and what you can do
to avoid gluten in your diet.
Your gut instincts:
natural digestive health for overall wellness by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN
NP. Whatever your health issues, Women to Women believes that the first
step to healing your body is to heal your digestion. Learn more about how gut health
affects total health.
Gastrointestinal distress —
or intestinal parasites? by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP.
A surprisingly large number of cases of IBS are really caused by intestinal parasites,
a fact usually missed by conventional lab tests. Here’s what to look for,
and what you can do to find relief.
The digestive system and dysbiosis,
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. A healthy digestive system is essential for
nutrient absorption, but it is relatively easy for the delicate ecology of the intestines
to become imbalanced. This state of dysbiosis can result in gastrointestinal symptoms
as well as further health problems related to malabsorption.
The truth behind the pH balance,
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP. Eating foods that optimize the pH balance
in your digestive system helps it extract the nutrients you need to keep your digestion,
heart, and bones healthy all through life. Sounds simple enough, but body pH needs
to be understood within a wider context. Read the article that separates the wheat
from the chaff in the pH equation. Includes links to our chart of alkalizing and
acidifying food groups.
for healing digestive imbalance. Women with digestive problems
may feel better with the help of herbal teas or other herbal remedies. Women to
Women offers a selection of common, readily available herbs that support digestion.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex,
often misunderstood condition that is especially problematic for women. Understanding
the many physical and emotional factors that can cause IBS will help you regain
the balance you need for good digestive health.
Acid reflux — what’s
eating you? by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP. Learn the root
physical and emotional causes of acid reflux (GERD), and which symptoms you need
to be on the look-out for with this condition. Includes links to subpages on digestive
enzymes, peptic ulcers, and gastroesophageal cancer, as well as helpful further
The link between irritable bowel
syndrome, heartburn and antacids, by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP.
Most people think of IBS in relation to the intestines, but many women experience
heartburn or acid reflux as a symptom in association with IBS. Unfortunately, taking
antacids can actually make this problem worse.
by Dixie Mills, MD. Why is gallbladder surgery becoming so common —
especially in women — and why should you keep this seemingly unimportant little
organ if at all possible? Here’s info on the causes of gallbladder disease
and how to keep your gallbladder healthy.
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Last Date Modified: 05/10/2011