Posts With Category: ‘Blog’
Is Stress Impacting My IBS?
Stress levels over the last month in this country have been some of the highest we’ve seen. Not only are rates of depression up but for people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), rates of gastrointestinal difficulty are also higher than normal. That’s no surprise – there’s a direct link between the brain and […]Read More
Traveling with IBS
Traveling with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is possible. If you’re making travel plans for spring break or summer travel, don’t let IBS stop you. IBS is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to cramping, abdominal pain, gassiness, bloating and changes in bowel pattern. For people with IBS, traveling can be challenging, especially air […]Read More
March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month happens every March to help educate people about the risk of colorectal cancer and the benefits of early detection. While more than 49,000 people a year lose their lives to colorectal cancer, early detection can make a difference. When caught early, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the color or […]Read More
Following a Low FODMAP Diet During the Holidays
If you suffer from IBS or other gastrointestinal disorders, you and your doctor may have determined that a low FODMAP diet is right for you. Of course, following any kind of dietary guidelines during the holiday season is difficult, but Thanksgiving dinner gives you plenty of delicious low FODMAP options to choose from. What Foods […]Read More
Tips to Avoid Triggering Gastrointestinal Pain During the Holidays
It’s that time of year again: the stores barely put out school supplies and already the Halloween candy is on the shelves here in New York. For those of you who suffer from any kind of gastrointestinal difficulty – celiac disease, acid reflux, IBS, or any type of food intolerance – the start of the […]Read More
What Triggers Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a painful gastrointestinal disorder that affects more than three million people in the United States. It is a hereditary autoimmune disease that can seriously impact other areas of your health if left untreated. What Triggers Celiac? Celiac disease is triggered by consuming gluten. Gluten is a complex protein substance found in wheat […]Read More
What Are Signs of Gluten Intolerance?
Can You Suddenly Become Gluten Intolerant? You can develop gluten intolerance suddenly, depending on genetic factors. Some people have symptoms of this condition earlier in life, while others don’t have signs of gluten intolerance until they’re older. If you suddenly have symptoms, you should see your doctor for testing and treatment. How Do You Test […]Read More
What Are the Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia?
A hiatal hernia can cause considerable discomfort and might require treatment depending on the size and symptoms. What Does It Feel Like When You Have a Hiatal Hernia? When you have a hiatal hernia, you might not even know, especially if it’s a small one. Large or strangulated hernias can cause you to have certain […]Read More
How Can a High Fiber Diet Help With My Digestion?
Fiber is an important part of your diet, as it aids in your digestive health. If you’re thinking of switching to a high fiber diet, keep the following considerations in mind. How Does Fiber Help Digestion? Your body doesn’t digest fiber, but this nutrient helps make your stools larger and softer. This can help lower […]Read More
Can You Suddenly Become Lactose Intolerant?
Lactose intolerance causes people to have trouble properly digesting the sugar that is found in milk, which is called lactose. Lactose intolerance can develop at any time. Causes of Lactose Intolerance When you are lactose intolerant, your small intestine is not able to make enough lactase that is needed for digesting lactose. In normal conditions, […]Read More