Digestive Care

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?  »

Heartburn Triggers

Foods That Trigger Heartburn
Almost everyone has experienced pain and discomfort in your chest after eating certain foods, which is known as heartburn. Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid. In spite of the name, heartburn actually has nothing to do with the heart. It usually creates a burning discomfort in the upper abdomen or below the breastbone.Though the triggers of heartburn vary from person to person, certain foods are usually universally problematic:  » Read more about: Heartburn Triggers  »

Best High Fiber Foods for Digestion

Fiber is the most important thing when it comes to a diet for healthy digestion. It’s suggested that women get about 25 grams a day, while men need around 35. However, studies show that Americans get only 50 percent of the recommended daily fiber they should. Looking to increase your fiber intake? Here are a few fiber-rich foods that will make your gut happy:  » Read more about: Best High Fiber Foods for Digestion  »

Facts About Probiotic Supplements

Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your digestive system. The most common forms of bacteria that are present in the gastrointestinal tract, L. acidophilus and Bifidobacteria bifidum, can cause digestion issues, headaches and irritability if there are not enough present.
To properly balance bacteria, you can consume foods and supplements that include “good bacteria”.  » Read more about: Facts About Probiotic Supplements  »