Are You at Risk for Colon Cancer? Take this quiz and find out! Are you over the age of 50? Has anyone in your immediate family had colon cancer?
Dyspareunia – Painful sex is common, yet rarely talked about. Sadly, a sense of shame shrouds this condition and keeps women from reaching out for help.
The esophagus is the food pipe that connects the mouth to the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) consists of muscles at the end of the esophagus that prevents acid from going into the esophagus.
Gallstones – 5-10% of people have them and don’t even know. Most people are told they have them after they are discovered incidentally. Talia Zenlea
Toward the end of the Second World War, researchers at the University of Minnesota began a legendary experiment on the psychology and physiology of human starvation — and, thus, on hunger.
Do you really need 8 glasses of water per day? If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.
Gluten Sensitivity • 2 thought-provoking pieces on the issue, the second is authored by our resident celiac disease expert, Dr Rupa Mukherjee
Elimination Diets – Everything You Need to Know If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, your doctor may have recommended an elimination diet. You may have been advised to eliminate dairy, gluten, fructose, FODMAPs, or other food categories. Typically, the rational behind this is it to identify which foods trigger your symptoms. For example, you…
Feeling Constipated? Many people ask me if their bowel habits are “normal.” Don’t focus on a number, but rather whether or not you feel good.
Grains are an essential part of a healthy and nutritious diet since they are low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals. In a previous blog post, I provided a list of grains that are gluten-free and safe for patients with celiac disease. The problem is that when ..