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  • Have You Had Your Screening? (Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)

    Have You Had Your Screening? (Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)

    Colon cancer screening is a topic that may seem difficult to talk about, but it is a very important topic when you consider that nearly 1 in 18 people will develop colon cancer during their lifetime. March has been designated colon cancer awareness month with the goal of increasing colon cancer screening rates and offering hope to those diagnosed with the condition.

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  • Can Exercise Strengthen Your Digestive System?

    Can Exercise Strengthen Your Digestive System?

    A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity can negatively impact your digestion resulting in problems such as constipation, bloating, and irritable bowel disease (IBS).

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  • Foods that Help Prevent Gas

    Foods that Help Prevent Gas

    Does your belly frequently feel bloated and painful after eating? This is probably due to the collection of gas within your gastrointestinal system. Often, the type of food you eat has a significant role to play in causing this problem.

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  • The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

    The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

    Controlling what you eat is the most important first step when it comes to improving your overall health & wellbeing. Unfortunately, most people fail at this initial hurdle being unable to resist the allure of easily available processed foods that contain way too much sugar, fat & salt than is good for them. A food journal is a very powerful tool that can help you take back your power in kitchen.

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  • What is GERD - Am I at Risk?

    What is GERD - Am I at Risk?

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week is celebrated every year around the time of Thanksgiving to educate people about the signs and symptoms of the disease and what steps should be taken to treat or prevent its occurrence.

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  • The Truth about Holiday Weight Gain

    The Truth about Holiday Weight Gain

    When it comes to the truth about holiday weight gain, there’s good news and bad news. The good part is that most people gain no more than 1-2 pounds during the holiday season.

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  • How Fast Food Could Be Harming Your Health

    How Fast Food Could Be Harming Your Health

    Fast food – You know it’s bad for you, and yet it can be very difficult to resist. This is probably due to easy availability, low cost and aggressive marketing. But have you really considered the extent of the harm done to your health by fast food consumption? Here’s a look at what happens to our bodies when we succumb to the temptation of eating fast food:

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  • Heartburn? 10 Foods to Avoid

    Heartburn? 10 Foods to Avoid

    The scorching sensation in your chest that occurs after a heavy meal could be an indication that you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn – a common condition that most people have experienced at some point in their lives. It is caused by the upward flow of stomach juices into your esophagus. Sometimes the discomfort can be so disconcerting that you are left wondering whether or not you are having a heart attack!

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  • The Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorder

    The Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorder

    Most people have experienced some sort of gastrointestinal disorder at some point in their lives. Such complaints are often successfully treated with the appropriate medication and dietary changes as well as ensuring complications like dehydration, anemia, or the spread of infection to other parts of the body does not occur.

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  • Tips for Keeping Your Gallbladder Healthy

    Tips for Keeping Your Gallbladder Healthy

    Your gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that stores bile which helps in the digestion of fat. Sometimes, due to an improper diet or other factors, your bile may become thick and form gallstones which can cause bloating, pain, nausea, and vomiting. If the symptoms are very severe and frequent, surgical removal of your gallbladder may be necessary.

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