Belly blues, ugly belly, and workout woes are the types of battles that women with digestive health issues face but how can they be avoided? Digestive health expert Dr. Liz Lipski discusses a new national study revealing issues that make life frustrating and uncomfortable from time-to-time for over 75 million American women! All of us have either experienced this problem or know someone who has at some point in their life. Bloating, temporary irregularity and discomfort are all troublesome consequences of slow intestinal transit. Slow intestinal transit is a true struggle for a large portion of the population. The physical and psychological consequences on the quality of life should not be underestimated. Millions of women have been affected by digestive health issues. The statistics below from a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Activia illustrate the impact tummy troubles can have on ones life. These statistics reflect U.S. adult females who have experienced digestive health issues. Day-to-Day Battles * Belly Blues: 70% of women say their issues have a negative impact on their lives; 43% feel irritable and grouchy * Ugly Belly: 51% of women ages 18-34 say they feel less attractive when experiencing digestive health issues * Left Out: 20% of women indicated they have declined or postponed a planned activity due to their tummy troubles * Workout Woes: 1/4 (27%) of women say their exercise routines are sometimes disrupted by digestive problems * Dental Diversion: 28% would rather go to the dentist than experience digestive health issues * Waiting in Line: About 1/3 (32%) of women would rather wait in line at the DMV than deal with their tummy troubles Help is on the way! Dr. Liz Lipski offers the Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Digestive Health: 1. Stay Hydrated. 2. Exercise Regularly. 3. Add Good Bacteria to Your Diet. 4. Get your fiber. 5. Slow Down and CHEW! 6. Cook at Home. 7. Try Fermented Foods. 8. Cook Foods Well. 9. Eat Smaller Meals. 10. Know Your Food Sensitivities. For more information visit http://www.activia.com More about Dr. Liz Lipski: Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN holds a doctorate and is board certified in Clinical Nutrition. She’s the author of Digestive Wellness, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She’s the Director of Doctoral Studies at Hawthorn Health and Nutrition Institute, and the nutrition editor for Pilates Style Magazine. She’s the founder of Access to Health Experts, a holistic health membership website. She is currently in practice in Asheville, NC and offers individualized nutritional counseling. More information is available on Dr. Lipski’s Web site, http://www.innovativehealing.com .
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