Cancer Screening Info
colonscopy ready

How to Get (Mentally and Physically) Colonoscopy Ready

It’s one of the most dreaded screenings on people’s healthcare to-do lists. Colonoscopy time. Often the anticipation — and a little unpleasantness as you prep — is much worse than the actual test. Here’s why getting over that mental hurdle and getting it done is so important: Colorectal cancer is …

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Digestive Disorders
Help for IBS: Low FODMAP diet

Help for IBS Sufferers: What is a Low FODMAP Diet?

No one likes not feeling well. If you’re living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), then you probably are no stranger to feeling off your game because of stomach pains. IBS can cause painful bloating, gas, and changes in your bowel movements – most often caused by the things you eat. …

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Managing Chronic GI Conditions
acid reflux

Living with GERD: How to Manage Your Acid Reflux

Sometimes your body doesn’t always agree with what food you put in it. For example, it is common to experience heartburn after eating certain foods. You may have even dealt with acid reflux before if you have had a burp that caused you to throw up in your mouth a …

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Food and Your Health
True or False? Exploring Health Claims About Spicy Foods

True or False? Exploring 5 Health Myths About Spicy Foods

Whether you prefer your pad thai mild or blanket your pizza in a flurry of pepper flakes, you’ve probably heard a few claims about the health benefits of spicy foods. In fact, throughout history, foods like cayenne pepper and chili powder have been used to treat everything from toothaches to …

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Understanding Your Body
What your poop says about your health

What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Most people are at least moderately intrigued by their poop – and the vast majority of us peer into the toilet after a bowel movement to view what our bodies produced. As embarrassing as the subject can be, looking is the right thing to do. Paying attention to the color, …

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Managing Chronic Conditions
Alternative Treatment for IBS

Integrative Treatment Options for IBS

It’s not exactly something people talk about often, but if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), know that you are not alone. IBS is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans, and roughly 10-15 percent of the world population. It is characterized by an alteration of bowel habits and …

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