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Our digestive system affects nearly every other function in our bodies, yet most of us pay no attention to it until a problem arises. If there is one piece of advice we should all heed, it is “listen to your gut.” Oftentimes, digestive problems are symptoms of a bigger problem and a simple change in diet or lifestyle could head disease off at the pass.

News and Studies

Want to know all that you can know about your digestive system? The digester gives you updates on all the latest news and studies done around the world. This keeps you up to date with the best knowledge out there.

Listen to Your Gut

You know the saying, “Listen to your gut.”

Well of course you do. So when in doubt and you aren’t sure what is going on, listen to your gut. Make sure you check here in case you aren’t sure what’s going on. We’ve got your back (and your gut!).

Digestive Health

Digestive health is not just how you digest your food, quite frankly, that is just the start of it. How you digest your food is key to not only weight loss, maintaining a healthy weight, and keep your gut health all that it should be.


To support good gut health, you’re going to want to make sure that you are ingesting a probiotic daily. This goes hand and hand with a digestive health and good gut health.

The Digester is here to be your one-stop-guide to all things digestive. From breaking news to the tried and true, we will cover disorders, their symptoms and most effective treatments.

Meet the Team

Traci Foster – Chief Editor

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You can contact me at tfoster@thedigester.com

I haven’t always aspired to be a writer and editor. In fact, had you told me when I was in high school that I’d grow up to work with words for a living, I’d have questioned your sanity, but after finishing college, I went to work for a book publishing company as an editor and ghostwriter. I enjoyed the freedom and anonymity of ghostwriting. It was an amazing creative outlet for me as I was coming into my own as an editor. Also, it honed my writing skills.

Penelope Hyde – Health Specialist

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You can contact me at phyde@thedigester.com

When I was a kid, I thought I wanted to become a doctor. I became interested in the medical field because my father suffered from severe Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. 

When I went to college, I decided to become a nutritionist, so I got my degree in health sciences, with an emphasis on microbiology and clinical nutritional care. My favorite courses were medical nutritional therapy, molecular biology, advanced nutrition, and nutrition assessment methods. 
It was in college that I gained a solid foundation in nutrition theory. I particularly enjoyed the hands-on look at putting the knowledge I had into practice.

I quickly realized that the fastest way to help people was to get information out to the public as quickly as possible. The fact is, you can write a million books about nutrition, but people have to buy them and read them, and a lot of people don’t have time for that. What people do make time for, however, is simply reading articles on the internet. So that’s where I decided to put my focus.