Millions of Americans suffer from digestive disorders and spend more than $120 billion per year on these problems. More than 65 million have chronic heartburn and over 58 million have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the second most cited reason for missed work behind the common cold. In many cases, these digestive disorders could be avoided or modified with a proper understanding of nutrition, digestion, elimination and stress modification. Taking the time to eat clean food, chewing thoroughly, eating probiotics (good bacteria like acidophilus and bifidobacteria), taking digestive enzymes, eating raw foods, and consuming optimum amounts of fiber and essential fatty acids are basic health guidelines that have been known and practiced worldwide for thousands of years. The skyrocketing incidence of chronic illnesses in the U.S.A. will continue until we embrace and promote these digestive care concepts. Best-selling author and founder of five natural health clinics, Brenda Watson, ND, shares her secrets to better digestive health in the new one-hour PBS program Brenda Watson's H.O.P.E. Formula: The Ultimate Health Secret. The acronym H.O.P.E. stands for High fiber, Oils, Probiotics and Enzymes. These four nutrients are as vital to one's health as vitamins and minerals. Dr. Watson believes that the proliferation of other health problems, including arthritis and diabetes, could have their start in the "gut." She shares her own struggle with poor health and presents her simple four-part solution before a live studio audience.