Digestive Health

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Colon Cancer Awareness and Tips

March is National Colorectal Cancer Prevention month so I thought I’d give my readers some tips about how to prevent colon cancer.  More than 90% of people diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 50 – the age recommended for initial screening.  If you’re over age 50, you’ll want to read about what’s […]

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High Fiber helps Detox Heavy Metals

Keep Heavy Metals At Bay With These Detox Methods

In prior articles, I’ve talked about the benefits of regular detoxing from toxins that you’re exposed to from multiple sources.  These include the water you drink, air you breathe, the food you eat, chemicals you may come in contact with, medications you take, etc. Reducing the toxic load on your liver – your body’s main […]

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Probiotics Aid Digestion As Well As Prevent Cancer And Diabetes

Probiotics Aid Digestion As Well As Prevent Cancer And Diabetes

In several of my previous newsletters, I’ve told you about the benefits of taking probiotics to aid in digestion.  Now, I’d like to tell you about another benefit of taking probiotics  – helping to prevent cancer.   Here’s how. Probiotics Suppress Bacteria and Inflammation You may recall my telling you previously that after age 30 your […]

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Heartburn Knockout Method

My Hearburn Knockout Method When my patients come to me with chronic heartburn symptoms, I first try them on my heartburn knockout regimen and see how they respond.  Usually their symptoms disappear within a few days.  If so, I know that their heartburn symptoms were likely due to a common cause of heartburn – Candida […]

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Heartburn: Put Out The Fire With This Little Known Method

Heartburn: Put Out The Fire With This Little Known Method

Many people think that their bouts of heartburn are due to high acid foods that they ate recently. While high acid foods like tomato-based dishes and high fat, high sugar chocolate desserts, or yeast containing foods can certainly contribute to the burn – they aren’t the real cause of common heartburn. What many people don’t […]

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Identifying The Causes Of Abdominal Pain

Do you sometimes experience pain in your abdomen? It may not be bad enough to seek immediate medical attention but may be persistent enough to wonder why you keep having it. I often have patients who call me with symptoms of abdominal pain and I explain that there can be many causes for it – […]

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Do You Have Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)?

Sometimes I’ll see patients with the complaint that they’re having trouble swallowing, or a sensation that food is getting stuck in their throat and doesn’t go down easily.  The medical term for this is a hard word to pronounce – dysphagia (dis-faj-ah) – and could stem from a number of causes.  If you experience difficult […]

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Stomach Bacteria Raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Recently, a patient of mine was noted to have higher than normal hemoglobin A1c levels in her lab studies.  Hemoglobin A1c levels indicates how well your body is using insulin and should be within normal range if you are not diabetic or pre-diabetic. However, she was also complaining of frequent heartburn and stomach irritation, so […]

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Shoulder And Back Pain? Check Your Gallbladder!

Every now and then one of my patients will call me complaining of a kind of strange, uncomfortable pain in their right neck and shoulder blade area. Most often, they also don’t feel well either – a little nauseated, maybe a little stomach pain and don’t feel much like eating.  They’re often shocked when I […]

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Constipation And Irritable Bowel Syndrome

All of us become constipated on occasion. In fact, it is one of the most common complaints I hear in my over 40-age patients.   It can be caused by either the food we eat, or don’t eat; lack of sufficient water, stress/anxiety, and lack of sufficient exercise.  As I tell my patients who get occasional […]

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Bye Bye Digestive Problems

Some of the most common complaints I get from patients centers around their digestive issues, especially in my over 40 patients.  Seems things they used to be able to eat just don’t sit well with them anymore, or they are frequently bothered with constipation, gas, cramps, acid reflux, or bloating.  As I tell my patients, […]

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E. Coli: How To Protect Yourself

From time to time, E.coli contaminations of food do break out across the United States. The truth is, you have to be very careful with the hygiene of your food. Many of my patients who have heard the news of these outbreaks have asked me how they could protect themselves against a possible E.coli contamination of their food. It’s not difficult and really only takes a little extra effort on your part to make sure you don’t become ill from possible E.coli contaminated foods.

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