Yogurt Got You Wondering? So in Part 1, we talked about probiotics – what they are and what is their job-description within the body. The next question is – what does this mean for you, and should you be taking them. Here are a few important things to keep in mind about probiotics:…
No Bugs About It. Probiotics are everywhere. Drug store, health food store, and even in your breakfast. But what are they, and do they actually do anything?? The intestine is like a big garden hose that runs through the body and contains a ton of bacteria. We commonly think of bacteria as a…
People ask me all the time about the risk of ulcers with the use of over-the-counter pain medications. Read More ..
We define IBS as a variety of symptoms, ranging from abdominal pain, alternating bowel habits, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, cramping, and more.
Celiac Disease and Gluten – Celiac disease is a genetic, autoimmune condition characterized by inflammation of the small intestines. Gluten may play a role.
So what is GERD? GERD stands for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. It’s basically heartburn, that burning up and down your chest and the back of your throat
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?
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
Gluten Sensitivity • 2 thought-provoking pieces on the issue, the second is authored by our resident celiac disease expert, Dr Rupa Mukherjee