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What is a Gastroenterologist?

What do gastroenterologists do? You may think of the obvious, GI doctors handle stomach problems, and you would be right! Not only does the GI tract include the mouth, esophagus, small and large bowel, rectum, and anus, but it also includes the organs of the biliary system: the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. GI Specialities: […]

Famous People With Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Unfortunately, no one is exempt from the disease, not even the celebrities close to our hearts. Here is a list of some of the famous people who lived and died from colorectal cancer. Charles M. Schulz: The […]

Foods to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. One in 22 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. But, what if you could cut those odds with the help of diet, exercise and the reduction of alcohol consumption? Below are some of the best and worst […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Help prevent drug abuse. Take back unneeded medications for safe disposal. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – […]

Calming Foods

Over 40 million people combat anxiety in the United States. “Anxiety includes conditions like generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder” states a US News Article written by Ruben Castaneda.  But, do you have to take medication to combat anxiety? Recent research says no. Here are 11 foods and beverages […]

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month! Here are some risk factors you may not know about to this deadly but PREVENTABLE if caught early disease. “Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed” states the American Cancer Society. Colon Cancer Risk Factors you can change: […]

Superfoods – what are they?

We’ve all heard the term “superfood” in the recent years, but what exactly does it mean? A superfood is characterized as “foods that contain high levels of nutrients and are associated with disease prevention. Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids” states MD Linx article written by Naveed Saleh, MD, MS. Superfoods: Berries Fish […]

Alcohol and Health

Throughout the years we have heard mixed reviews about alcohol. Some say moderate amounts have health benefits while others say its addictive and highly toxic. SO, what is right? An article by Healthline.com reviews the good and bad of alcohol. Alcohol and your liver: One of the liver’s main roles is to “neutralize various toxic […]

13 Convenient Foods – Nutritionist Approved

We are constantly on the go and it has become easier and easier to grab some fast food instead of a nutritious meal. Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of BetterThanDieting.com says, “If there’s one nutrition phrase that gets headline attention that I wish would go away it’s ‘Don’t eat foods that contain more than five ingredients.’” Meal […]

3-Day Fix to SUPERCHARGE your Metabolism

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to jumpstart your metabolism. “When you have a slower-than-normal metabolism, it creates a cascade of negative side effects, including fatigue, mood swings, food cravings, and difficulty losing weight.” states an article by Healthline.com. Getting a handle on your metabolism now may prevent the […]

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