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Diet
Posted by Liam   ·   Dec 13, 2017
How Do I Decide Which Probiotic is Best for My Gut?
As specialists in gastroenterology, we receive a lot of questions from patients about the role of bacteria in the digestive system. With the emergence of probiotics, many people are wondering how much good/bad bacteria they should have and whether they ne... read more
Diet
Posted by Liam   ·   Nov 28, 2017
Quick Ways to Decrease Bloating After a Holiday Meal
Bloating and the holidays tend to be synonymous, no? Some of the reasons why are obvious – you’re eating a ton of food that you don’t normally consume. Eating too much, too fast can overwhelm your gastrointestinal tract, which can slow digestion and... read more
 
Digestive Issues
Posted by Liam   ·   Nov 17, 2017
How Regular Are Your Bowel Movements?
If you’re dealing with digestive issues, it sometimes can seem that you’re walking a tightrope between not enough bowel regularity and too much regularity. If you’re experiencing the uncomfortable feeling of constipation, you can take medication or ... read more
Colon Cancer
Posted by Liam   ·   Nov 07, 2017
Fiber's Role In Colorectal Cancer Prevention
The wonders of fiber are many – especially for what it does for your body. Dietary fiber or roughage is a known cancer fighter found only in the cell walls of plant foods. Over the years, studies have indicated that increased fiber intake decreases the ... read more
 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Posted by Liam   ·   Oct 26, 2017
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, affects the large intestine (the colon). Unlike Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, IBS does not damage bowel tissue or increase the risk of cancer.  Although this disorder is common, few people experience severe s... read more
Crohn's Disease
Posted by Liam   ·   Oct 18, 2017
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Named after Dr. Burril B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932, Crohn’s Disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. ... read more
 
Colon Cancer
Posted by Liam   ·   Oct 11, 2017
10 Ways to Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk
Let food be thy medicine, and this could not be truer than when preventing cancer. Colon cancer, unfortunately, is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States, although most of the cases are perfectly preventable. It is always recommen... read more
Colonoscopy
Posted by devtelx   ·   Oct 11, 2017
7 Things You've Always Wanted to Know About a Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy may sound scary, but it is one of the most effective procedures for detecting colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, and other bowel diseases. Preparation is key, and knowing what to expect before, during, and after a colonoscopy will help e... read more