Taking a Probiotic? Here Are Some Prebiotic Foods to Add to Your Diet

Prebiotics to Pair with Your Probiotic In order to get the most out of your probiotics, it is important to maintain a high fiber, balanced diet to optimize beneficial bacteria growth. Here are a few food types to consider: Bananas Legumes Oats Lentils Greens Kimchi...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Home Remedies

I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) What can I do at home? Probiotics – probiotics contain living organisms (Yeast). These are the good bacteria that helps digestion. Add these to milk or yogurt. Licorice – “grandmaw” advice. There is no scientific effect but some...

IBD versus IBS: What is the difference

IBD is not IBS IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Many people have this common problem. These conditions will last no longer than 2-3 weeks, then your body regulates and you go back to normal. Example: drinking water from another country. IBD is Inflammatory Bowel...

Hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high in the United States

Hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high in the United States According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) announced Hepatitis C related deaths hit an all-time high in 2014. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes liver inflammation. If left...

Men’s Health Month: When to seek treatment

Just about everyone experiences some type of gastrointestinal disorder. Many men, with chronic symptoms don’t get the help they need because they don’t know where to go, they’re afraid of what they’ll find out, or they’re too embarrassed to talk about their problem....

Know the Facts of Fiber

Fiber offers many health benefits. Fiber has been proven to lower blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, and help in weight loss. Foods rich with fiber aids in the elimination of toxins and the prevention colon cancer. Here are some facts to help you increase your daily...

Sugar Substitutes

Walk down the aisles at the grocery looking for a sugar substitute. OMG! How do you choose? Especially if you are one of the millions with diabetes. This list may help. They are the most common artificial sweeteners and how they affect your blood sugar levels. Agave...

Coffee Can Be Good for You?

OK, everything in moderation. Remember those tales we all heard that coffee causing health problems? Things like it can stunt your growth and too much of it causes heart disease and cancer. Recent research (probably done by coffee drinkers) shows that coffee may not...

Colon Cancer Stats

Colon Cancer Alliance was founded in 1999 by a group of 41 survivors, caregivers and friends who saw the need to educate and provide support to those affected by the disease. The organization has grown helping nearly 1.5 million patients and families each year. The...

GI Cancer Screening – Is it worth it?

Learn about GI Cancer Screenings and how they can help you. Download PDF Topic Question Highlights Discussion of GI Cancer Screenings (CRC, esophageal, pancreatic, liver) For screening to be effective, the purpose must not be to only discover cancer but to PREVENT...