Where is the Restroom?

Every one of us has asked the question, ‘where is the restroom’?  There’s a reason why movie theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, stadiums and most business have facilities on site.  Nature may call at any time. For many of our patients, knowing where the restroom is located is not a casual inquiry.  We take care of … Continued

Should I Try a Gluten-free Diet?

Is gluten really Public Enemy #1?  It seems that everyone is eliminating gluten from their diet for one reason or another.  Restaurants and supermarkets offer a wide variety of gluten-free foods.  Years ago, physicians advised a gluten-free diet only for individuals who had celiac disease (CD), which is an autoimmune disease that largely effects the … Continued

Why is Family History the Biggest Risk for Crohn’s and Colitis?

Talking about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colitis, while not always easy, is important.  Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most common types of IBD, conditions that cause inflammation in the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease can develop anywhere along the digestive tract, from the mouth to anus, while, ulcerative colitis only affects the colon … Continued

Fiber, Probiotics and Water Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Did you know that colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States?  And many experts suggest that colon cancer may be preventable through positive lifestyle changes.  The studies, however, are rather tricky to interpret, so there is no hard core proof. Fiber is non-digestible plant material found in skins and peels of … Continued