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Phytochemicals

“Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytochemicals, sometimes referred to as phytonutrients, are compounds produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. Phytochemicals contribute to the health of the plant. When humans eat plant […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases are conditions that cause inflammation in the digestive tract. The two main types are: Crohn’s disease – commonly affects the small intestine and can cause scarring and narrowing. Ulcerative colitis – typically causes sores in the colon and rectum. Inflammatory bowel diseases can lead to: Abdominal pain […]