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Natural Solutions to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 25, 2015
IBS Colon

The irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects an estimated 15 percent of Americans—can cause uncomfortable changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea, chronic constipation, or a combination of both. People with IBS may also experience bloating, gas,...

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Science in the News. The Low Nickel Diet. I am Putting My Nickel Down Against This One!

April 19, 2015
Science in the News. The Low Nickel Diet. I am Putting My Nickel Down Against This One!

  Another new diet will likely hit the market soon after a press release this morning. A new study published in PLOS ONE by Lusi et.al concludes that nickel sensitivity may be contributing to obesity and that a low nickel diet may...

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Ask Dr. Gerry: What Should I Eat at the Ballpark? Be Wary of Gut-busting Junk!

April 10, 2015
Ask Dr. Gerry: What Should I Eat at the Ballpark? Be Wary of Gut-busting Junk!

What to Eat? Thousands of books have been written on this topic. What to eat at the ballpark? Well, that remains a mystery if you want to eat healthy. As a nation we are celebrating the opening of another season of America's pastime. If...

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Science in the News: April 2015–Glutamine for Gut Healing and Weight Loss?

April 5, 2015
Science in the News: April 2015–Glutamine for Gut Healing and Weight Loss?

Glutamine is an amino acid which is used by the small bowel for energy, growth, and healing, but what about its use as a supplement for gut healing? As Rodney Dangerfield would say, “No respect”! The use of glutamine supplementation for gut...

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Botox for Obesity: Does it Work?

March 31, 2015
Botox for Obesity: Does it Work?

The fact is that intragastric injection of botulin A has been reported in the top endoscopy (GI Endoscopy) journal to be effective for weight loss in a meta-analysis of 8 studies which included 115 study subjects...

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 22, 2015
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which gives me an excellent opportunity to remind you about the importance of prevention, as well as of colonoscopy--a test that can literally save your life. Colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer...

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March is National Nutrition Month: Why is That Important?

March 6, 2015
March is National Nutrition Month:  Why is That Important?

It provides us an opportunity to reevaluate the importance of food in our health and well being and also honor those who continue to strive for a healthier America by providing dietary guidance. A guiding light continues to be the Academy of...

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The Human Gut Microbiome: The Garden of Life and Key to Health

January 26, 2015
The Human Gut Microbiome: The Garden of Life and Key to Health

  This may be difficult to fathom, since we’re taught that we need to get rid of germs and maximize our hygiene to optimize our health. In fact, at the first sign of any apparent illness in childhood, we’re doused with antibiotics,...

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Can a Poo Transplant Help You Lose Weight??

October 18, 2014
Gut Microbes

Your gut flora is a highly diverse ecosystem whose composition is as unique as your fingerprint. The more diverse it is, the healthier you are. Your gut ecosystem is also delicately balanced between many friendly symbiotes and a limited number...

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Your Good Gut Guide to a Healthy Holiday Season

November 19, 2012
Your Good Gut Guide to a Healthy Holiday Season

  It’s that time of year when our days and nights seem to revolve around friends, family, parties—and of course, food! For many of us, the holiday season is the Superbowl of overeating. We stuff our stomachs with savory meals,...

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