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 […]

Yo-yo weight gain driven by gut bacteria’s ‘memory’ of obesity, says study

By now, many people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight because they may be frustrated that the number on the scale isn’t moving anymore. A recent study shows “people who struggle to maintain a healthy weight after dieting may do so because their gut bacteria retains a “memory” of their […]

Gastrointestinal Changes Associated to Heart Failure

You may not think about it but there is a link between your gastro health and your heart. A 2012 study done by medical grad students shows a strong relationship between heart failure and gastrointestinal issues stating “the cardiovascular system is no longer seen as the only to be impacted, but the renal, neuroendocrine, immunological, […]

Genetics and Gastroenterology

For years doctors have studied the link between genetics and gastroenterology but it wasn’t until 2012 that Dr. Meredith Roath and Dr. Jack Palma uncovered the genes responsible for many gastro conditions . The Doctors report “Genetic information can be used to diagnose conditions and identify asymptomatic family members so that necessary screening or treatments […]

DIGESTIVE CARE continues commitment to serving our patients and remains in network on the largest Marketplace plans for 2017

The Sun Sentinel reported back in August that “large insurers are pulling out of many markets throughout the U.S. — including South Florida, the nation’s largest Obamacare market — leaving consumers to choose among smaller insurers with so-called narrow provider networks.” The article also states “excluding Aetna and Humana, just four companies have submitted plans […]

Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

For many the holiday season has begun and I can already confirm that patients are telling me, “I ate too much!” Let us talk about weight management; keeping GI symptoms under control yet still enjoying family, friends and the festivities the holidays bring. Mentally get ready and prepared for the holiday season. Keep in mind […]

NASH Expected To Become Most Frequent Reason For Liver Transplants By 2020

STAT reports that “it’s estimated that roughly 2 percent to 5 percent of adults in the” US have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), “and that another 10 percent to 20 percent may have its milder cousin, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, according to the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.” STAT adds that […]

Herbal And Dietary Supplements Linked To Liver Damage, Study Suggests

Reuters reports that a report in Hepatology suggests that “one in five cases of chemical-induced liver damage come from herbal and dietary supplements.” While liver injury caused by supplements is rare overall, up to half of adults in the US use supplements, which can be harmful if overused or can have complications when used in […]

Women More Likely To Develop Alcoholic Liver Disease, Study Finds

Healio reported, “Women may be more likely to develop alcoholic liver disease, even among those who drink less alcohol than men,” researchers found. Additionally, “women who drink similar amounts of alcohol as men may be more likely to develop liver injury,” the 114-patient study revealed. The findings were published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. […]

Suffering from C-Diff? You may be a candidate for Fecal Transplant

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Shows Efficacy In Controlled Trial. Medscape reports data from a randomized controlled, double-blind clinical trial suggests “fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from a donor (heterologous) to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is safe and more effective than self (autologous) transplantation.” However, the results, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “also […]

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