July 4th Health Tips

You’ve been working hard to incorporate some healthy habits into your life – increasing your veggie intake, consuming more whole grains, adding more physical activity to your day, etc. But while July 4th should be a day to celebrate, many people are worried about derailing their newfound healthy habits, which isn’t the best way to […]

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It’s A Real Syndrome

Fruit is not on the top of the list of allergenic foods with the top culprits being eggs, fish and nuts. But some people who are allergic to pollen can develop allergic reactions to common fruits and vegetables. The condition is called oral allergy syndrome or OAS. “People who have OAS are allergic to plant […]


The new year started with a study that found PPI’s or acid suppression medications, were associated with an increased rate of the stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, in patients. The study started in 1999 and concluded in 2013 in Scotland where 188,313 participants taking PPIs and 376,646 participants who were not taking any acid suppression medications […]

What is Hepatitis?

Did you know there are 5 different hepatitis viruses? Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A is spread mainly though eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by infected person feces or eating raw shellfish that came from contaminated sewage. Prevention needs to happen immediately with a vaccination. You can reduce […]

Common GI Problems in Women

May is Women’s Health Awareness month and it is important to understand how the GI tract works in women and how it differs from men. Esophagus: A women’s esophagus may function differently compared with men. “The muscle in women, especially premenopausal women, squeezes shut with more force than that found in men, making certain that […]

Who Is at Risk for IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the top reasons people miss work, right next to the common cold. The symptoms of IBS include: Abdominal Pain Diarrhea Constipation Bloating Cramping “People with IBS have an overly sensitive colon. For some, their colon moves too fast and doesn’t absorb enough fluid before moving the contents out, which […]

Widespread lack of awareness of pancreatic insufficiency

“Individuals experiencing chronic GI symptoms waited a mean of 3.7 years to see a health care professional, according to a recent survey.” Says Bob Kirsch from Frontline Medical News. Failure to recognize chronic GI issues may be due to lack of communication due to embarrassment. It’s not easy to go to your doctor and talk […]

Your All-Day Guide to Better Sleep

You may have already given up on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and exercise more but sleeping well is also a vital part of any health routine. Waking up at the same time every day is crucial states a recent TIME Health article. “Waking up at roughly the same time each day keeps […]

Most boomers infected with liver-damaging hepatitis C virus do not know it!

Despite recommendations that all members of the baby boomers generation have the blood test to identify the hepatitis C virus, few have actually gotten it. An article by USA Today states “Just 13.8% had been tested by 2015, up from 12.3% in 2013, when testing was recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said […]

Eating to Fight and Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is both National Colorectal Awareness and National Nutrition Month which is no surprise since they go hand in hand. Did you know that consuming less saturated fat, salt and eating colorful fruits and veggies could reduce your risk of colorectal cancer? Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Center reports “A healthy diet provides a multitude of […]

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