Digestive Care

Health and Safety Warnings for a Natural Colon Cleanse

When we hear the word “natural,” it is easy to assume it is something perfectly healthy that Digestive Health Services would approve. Not so fast. Never assume that labeling something as healthy means it’s actually good for you. This is especially true when it comes to a “natural” colon cleanse because there are some important health and safety warnings for a natural colon cleanse you should know.   » Read more about: Health and Safety Warnings for a Natural Colon Cleanse  »


What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health

We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool!
If you’re seeing different abnormal colors, here are some potential causes.   » Read more about: What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health  »


5 Colon Polyp Symptoms That Should Send You Straight To The Doctor

Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.  » Read more about: 5 Colon Polyp Symptoms That Should Send You Straight To The Doctor  »


Is This Pain My Gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a tiny sac-like organ no larger than four inches located just below the liver. As long as it is functioning properly, most of us don’t even know it’s there. When there is a gallbladder issue, it can cause mild to severe pain and a number of other problems.
Here’s some useful information, including the purpose of the gallbladder, the common signs of gallbladder problems and typical symptoms and pains that accompany those problems.  » Read more about: Is This Pain My Gallbladder?  »


Crohn’s Disease Triggers

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 1.4 million Americans.
It causes an abnormal response that triggers inflammation in the digestive tract.. Though Crohn’s disease is hard to diagnose, the most common symptoms include watery diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue and low iron levels. Much like a lot of GI conditions, certain foods don’t affect people in the same ways. But, there are a few foods that should be avoided,  » Read more about: Crohn’s Disease Triggers  »


Foods To Avoid Due To Heartburn

Heartburn is a very common symptom of acid reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. It typically starts with a burning sensation in your chest which can become quite painful.
Most of us have had heartburn at least once in our lives, but when it becomes a frequent occurrence and interrupts our sleep, we should take notice and figure out the causes.
The simple fact is that what and how much we eat and drink can contribute to painful heartburn or acid reflux.  » Read more about: Foods To Avoid Due To Heartburn  »


The Crohn’s Disease Diet Plan

If you live with Crohn’s Disease, you probably know that eating certain foods can trigger digestion issues. Having a special diet plan, avoiding certain foods, can prevent these triggers and allow intestinal healing.  » Read more about: The Crohn’s Disease Diet Plan  »


Could My Heartburn Actually Cause Cancer?

Most people who experience heartburn after eating unhealthy, greasy foods may take over-the-counter medications and wait for the discomfort to go away.  » Read more about: Could My Heartburn Actually Cause Cancer?  »


How Smoking Affects Colorectal Health

Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke are believed to damage DNA and tissues in the body over time which can cause an array of health issues. While most people know that smoking can have negative effects on your lungs, heart and other components of the respiratory system, many are unaware that it greatly impacts colorectal health.  » Read more about: How Smoking Affects Colorectal Health  »


Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?

Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013.Research suggests that the prevalence of this common cancer may be due in part to emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are additives that are used in most processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life. They are present in many of the foods we eat fairly regularly.  » Read more about: Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?  »