By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Di…

    Have you ever had horrible heartburn or a really bad bellyache? Most of us have experienced digestive distress at one time or another. When do you need to seek medical attention for your problem? What…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2019 4 Comments
    How Do You Feed Your Microbiota?

    Scientists know that the community of microbes that lives in your digestive tract is unique to you (your microbiota). They hypothesize that if you want to stay healthy, you have to keep the community …

    By: Terry Graedon November 6, 2017 3 Comments
    Is H Pylori Responsible for Bad Flatulence?

    Flatulence is not usually considered a serious medical problem. Doctors see it as more of a nuisance, although severe gas, whether it is loud or merely smelly, can have a terrible impact on the suffer…

    By: Joe Graedon August 13, 2015 16 Comments
    Could Floating Poop Be A Sign of Celiac Disease?

    Several years ago we heard from a concerned reader that his bowel movements floated. At first he worried it might be something really serious, like pancreatic cancer. But then he realized he would hav…

    By: Joe Graedon August 28, 2014 13 Comments
    Curing Stomach Ulcers May Keep Bad Breath and Sm…

    Q. I have an awful problem with gas. The odor is so terrible no one would want to be around. I talked to my doctor about it, but he said there was nothing he could give me for it because I have ulcers…

    By: Terry Graedon November 15, 2012 11 Comments
    Bad Breath from Bugs in the Belly

    Q. I have taken a variety of drugs for acid reflux. If I try to stop, the heartburn comes roaring back and the pain is unbearable. I also have terrible bad breath even though I brush my teeth three ti…

    By: Joe Graedon September 1, 2011 52 Comments
    Bad Breath Cured With Antibiotics

    Q. I want to thank you because your article on a potential cause of bad breath has solved a long-standing problem of mine. No doctor was able to tell me why I had halitosis and standard tests were not…

    By: Terry Graedon February 10, 2010 11 Comments
    Looking for Cause of Gas

    Q. I have been troubled with "sour stomach" throughout my life. Even the tiniest burp smells like sulfurous rotten eggs and can be smelled across large rooms. I also pass huge amounts of foul-smelling…

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2007 63 Comments
    Bad Breath And Bugs In The Belly

    Q. I have a problem with bad breath though I brush my teeth three times a day and use mouthwash. My dentist said, "It's not your mouth, which is very clean." I have read that a stomach infection with …

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2007 5 Comments
    H. Pylori as Cause for Stomach Ulcers

    Q. I suffered for years with stomach ulcers. On three occasions I had to be hospitalized because they turned into bleeding ulcers. Once I was diagnosed with a Helicobacter pylori infection, I was trea…

    By: Joe Graedon October 17, 2005 0 Comments
    Infectious Ulcers Win Nobel Prize

    For decades medical students were taught a simple rule: "no acid, no ulcer." It was an article of faith that stress and an executive life style contributed to acid-induced stomach ulcers. Millions of …