Digestive Care

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?  »


Can Coffee Prevent Cancer?

Coffee is one of the most universally consumed beverages around. In fact, it is estimated that 83% of American adults drink coffee daily. It is well known that coffee can help to wake you up, but can it actually help prevent cancer?  » Read more about: Can Coffee Prevent Cancer?  »


Recognizing a Gallbladder Attack

Detecting a Gallbladder Attack
We’ve all experienced stomach pain, heartburn, and bad back pain after over-indulging in unhealthy, greasy foods.
Most of the time, this pain passes once the food has time to settle. But some people become so concerned about their symptoms that they end up going to the ER. More often than not, the diagnosis is a gallbladder attack.  » Read more about: Recognizing a Gallbladder Attack  »


September is Fruit & Veggies Month!

According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, 90% of adults and children don’t eat the proper amount of fruits and vegetables in their daily diets! Poor diet and exercise plans can cause disease, poor weight management, and reduced motivation. This month, take a look at you and your family’s diets and exercises and see if there are ways you can improve.  » Read more about: September is Fruit & Veggies Month!  »


Steps to Preventing Colorectal Cancer

What can I do to prevent Colorectal Cancer?
According to The National Cancer Institute, Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
Your colon is a key part of your digestive system that helps remove waste and sends nutrients from food into your body. The colon can develop a disease called colorectal cancer. Fortunately there are ways you can prevent colorectal cancer through things like exercise and early screening.  » Read more about: Steps to Preventing Colorectal Cancer  »


What Causes Poor Bowel Control?

Am I At Risk of Fecal Incontinence?
It’s a common misconception that older people are the only ones who suffer from fecal incontinence.
But, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, nearly 18 million Americans are suffering with the bowel control problem. Fecal incontinence, which is the inability to hold bowel movements until reaching a toilet, is usually caused by more than one thing.  » Read more about: What Causes Poor Bowel Control?  »


Colorectal Health and Physical Activity

May 25th is Senior Health Fitness Day
As you grow older, it becomes imperative that you continue to be active! That’s why there is a national day for seniors to examine their current fitness patterns and make an action plan on how to better their physical wellness.  » Read more about: Colorectal Health and Physical Activity  »


What is Lactose Intolerance?

What Causes Lactose Intolerance?
It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is a dietary condition that affects the way people digest dairy products. It varies in severity from person to person, and can mean that a bowl of cereal can either be a healthy start to the day, or a visit to the hospital.  » Read more about: What is Lactose Intolerance?  »