gut health

How To Overcome Symptoms of SIBO

If you’re experiencing extreme levels of gas, diarrhea, nausea, constipation or indigestion, you may be suffering from SIBO. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, is an uncomfortable medical condition in which too much bacteria have grown in the small intestine. Similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO can cause damage to the digestive system and lead… read more

Have A Healthy Thanksgiving By Following These Tips

Thanksgiving is a day full of family, food and fun, but in all the hustle and bustle, we oftentimes forget to follow a few simple rules to keep our health in check. Some health hazards that occur over Thanksgiving include salmonella poisoning after eating an undercooked turkey and even heart failure problems if too much… read more

November Is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month and serves as a reminder to each of us that taking care of our physical health is of utmost importance. Diabetes develops when the blood glucose levels are too high in the body, which can cause fatigue, weight loss/gain, blurry vision and even death when left uncontrolled. There are two… read more

What’s The Difference Between A Food Allergy and A Food Sensitivity?

Millions suffer from food allergies and food sensitivities, but many don’t understand the difference between the two. While food allergies cause immune system reactions in the body that affects multiple organs, food sensitivities cause digestive issues, headaches, skin rashes and fatigue that are typically mild and short-lasting. Patients experiencing food reactions should be assessed for… read more

Protect Your Health With A Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the U.S. and affects nearly 130,000 people each year. Adults everywhere should schedule a regular colon cancer screening to ensure that their colon is healthy and functional. These screenings are essential in diagnosing colon cancer as it is a silent and fast-moving cancer that… read more

Overcoming Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Millions of people suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) each year, with the majority of patients being predominantly female. IBS develops when the colon muscle contracts more easily than in people who don’t have the condition, causing waves of constipation and diarrhea. This condition is painful, embarrassing and difficult to live with because it can… read more

Why Should I Schedule A Functional Medicine Visit?

When we’re sick, we go to the doctor’s office for a diagnosis and medication to treat our illness. However, sickness shouldn’t be the only reason why we visit the doctor. Functional medicine visits are becoming increasingly popular as they work to evaluate the antecedents, triggers and mediators of disease, even before they begin. These visits… read more

What Is Functional Medicine?

One of the least known medical visits deals with functional medicine, which includes a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s health and history. Functional medicine’s goal is to help you, as the patient, identify the things that have triggered your symptoms and improve your overall wellness. By identifying our genomic makeup, combined with the environment we… read more

What You Can Do To Keep Your Gut Healthy (And Why You Should)

Gut health contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases. The food that you eat greatly affects the types of bacteria that live inside you. Here are some science-based ways to improve your gut bacteria. At… read more

Can Caffeine and Other Stimulants Irritate Your Bowels?

For more than 80% of Americans, grabbing a coffee right upon waking is simply the morning routine. However, if you experience digestive upsets such as diarrhea, your drink of choice may be to blame. Caffeine is considered both a drug and a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s also a stimulant that… read more