Digestive Care Expert Brenda Watson

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Omega-3 Supplementation Improves Behavior Problems in Children

by Leonard Smith, M.D.

09.17.14

Antisocial personality disorder is a mental disorder in which the individual often lacks empathy and tends to be callous, cynical, and contemptuous of feelings, rights, and sufferings of others. Poor nutritional status during pregnancy has been ... Read more.

Another Must-Read: Wheat Belly Total Health by William Davis, MD

by Brenda Watson

09.16.14

September is proving to be an exciting month for new book releases, including the newest book by renowned cardiologist Dr. William Davis—just released today! It’s called Wheat Belly Total Health (The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight Loss Life ... Read more.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Dementia

by Brenda Watson

09.15.14

In addition to the everyday digestive support supplements that I recommend everyone take on a daily basis (whether or not they have “digestive” issues)—High fiber, Omega-3, Probiotics, and digestive Enyzmes (I call it the H.O.P.E. Formula)—I always ... Read more.

Memory Impairment During Adolescence—Sugar to Blame

by Brenda Watson

09.12.14

Sugar-sweetened beverages, most notably soft drinks and sweetened juices, are a regular part of the diets of many adolescents. Sugar-sweetened beverages make up 48 percent of added sugars in the diet, most coming from soft drinks. Adolescents enjoy ... Read more.

Obesity During Pregnancy Affects Gut Microbes in Offspring

by Brenda Watson

09.10.14

Obesity during pregnancy has a number of detrimental effects. Not only does it negatively affect the mother by increasing the risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infections, sleep apnea, and even infertility in the first place, but it also ... Read more.

Have a question? Ask Brenda

bwatson on Stool size and anal fissure

Digestive Wellness Community

09.17.14

Dear AR,

Since you wrote back with deeper questions, I looked very closely at your initial post and so here goes. 

I don't like to overwhelm people when they seem to be asking a straight-forward question, so that's why I gave you ... Read more.

AR on Stool size and anal fissure

Digestive Wellness Community

09.16.14

Just one more thing:

By size/bulkiness I really mean the thickness of the stool.  My stool keeps coming out too thick--- the width of the stool is too large and keeps tearing my fissure.  It's extremely soft, but the softness is ... Read more.

AR on Stool size and anal fissure

Digestive Wellness Community

09.16.14

Hi Brenda,

Thank you for your response. 

How does one know how much soluble v. insoluble fiber to consume on a daily basis? For ex. should one consume 15 soluble and 10 insoluble per day?  

Also do they both bulk the stool? ... Read more.

bwatson on Stool size and anal fissure

Digestive Wellness Community

09.16.14

Dear AR,

You seem to be doing a good job with your diet overall.

However I do have a suggestion. Over the years I've found psyllium to be extremely irritating to a lot of people. That's what the product konsyl that you're taking if ... Read more.

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