10 Things to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not an uncommon problem — but there is a lot of confusion about it. It can be hard to talk about, but understanding the syndrome can make it easier. Here are a few facts about irritable bowel syndrome that you should know. What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome is commonly referred […]

Holiday Food Safety Tips

The holidays are a time to get together with friends and family. Nothing beats singing songs, playing games, or catching up with loved ones. Different families have different holiday traditions, but whatever your traditions are, food is sure to be a part of the mix. Whether you’re preparing finger foods for an upcoming party, or […]

Time for a Colonoscopy!

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there will be over 95,000 new cases of colon cancer, and over 39,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the United States this year. The ACS also estimates that colorectal cancer will cause over 49,000 deaths in 2016. The death rate among people with colorectal cancer has been […]

10 Fiber-Rich Thanksgiving Dinner Hacks

Fiber is your gastrointestinal tract’s best friend! and that means that it can make a big difference to your health. What’s good about fiber? First, there’s the scrubbing effect. Eating fiber-rich foods like oats and fresh vegetables polishes up your digestive tract. This reduces your chances of colon cancer. A high fiber diet also encourages […]

How Can You Tell If You Have Celiac Disease?

It seems like everybody is running away from gluten these days. 30% of U.S. adults are trying to eliminate gluten from their diets. If your body can’t process gluten like it should, it makes sense to avoid foods containing gluten. However, if you do not have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, cutting out gluten […]

What Is a Peptic Ulcer?

The medical definition of an ulcer is “a break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue, disintegration and necrosis of epithelial tissue, and often pus”. Basically, an ulcer is an open sore or wound. Ulcers can be internal or external. When a gastroenterologist refers to an ulcer, however, they are typically talking […]

Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy eating is about more than just the foods that you eat. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean protein is a good place to start, but healthy eating habits also include the way you eat: how you fill your plate, how you eat your food, and when you eat. What’s more, […]

Acute and Chronic Diarrhea in Children

What is diarrhea? Diarrhea is something that most children will experience at some point in their lifetime. Diarrhea is not some rare thing to be embarrassed about, and it is not necessarily cause for alarm. Although the medical definition of diarrhea is more more exact, diarrhea is typically considered to be an increased frequency or […]

5 Foods to Avoid for GI Health

How often do you think about your GI health? A healthy GI tract is necessary for good overall health and it shouldn’t be neglected. The GI tract is also known as the digestive tract, and as you probably know, the digestion process breaks down foods and helps the body receive the nutrients that it needs […]

Constipation and Fiber

Nobody likes to talk about constipation, but experiencing it is even worse, so let’s get honest about this uncomfortable condition. If you suffer from constipation, your first thought might be that you’re not getting enough fiber in your diet, and chances are good that you’re right. Fiber causes people to produce more and softer fecal […]