An early 2009 story from Men’s Health, “Gut Check: Solve your stomach’s woes,” leaves out one of the most crucial aids for gut health: digestive enzymes.
Jenna Bergen, author of “Your Big Fat Boyfriend,” provides some healthful advice in the article, recommending fiber, probiotics and deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) for digestive health. She also explains how antibiotics, acid-suppressing drugs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might cause gastrointestinal problems.
While the article provides sound advice, it should mention that enzymes, often lacking in the modern American diet, are essential for proper digestion. They help the body break down cooked and processed foods that might lead to bloating, indigestion, gas, diarrhea and other disorders mentioned in the article.