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Category Archives: Preventative Health Care

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and stomach pain. Sufferers are bombarded with advice and alternate diagnoses. People say, “It’s all in your mind,” “You just need to exercise and eat right,” or “Maybe you are lactose intolerant.” The fact is—the mind does affect the symptoms. Stress makes the problem […]

Between the inconvenience of digestive discomfort and the risk for serious diseases of the digestive tract, there are more than enough reasons to seek-out the best foods for digestive health. Eat your roughage: why Grandma was right Adequate intake of dietary fiber has long been recognized as fundamental to good digestive health. As it turns […]

Colonoscopy is important for your health because it prevents colorectal cancer. There was a study done that was published in the New England Journal in 2012, that showed, that removal of polyps can prevent death from colorectal cancer; which is a big finding, because prior to that it wasn’t really known whether it did prevent […]

Constipation is not only uncomfortable to have, it can be uncomfortable to talk about, so sometimes our patients at GI-North don’t ask us questions about their bowel movements. Here are some tips. What is Normal? Normal bowel movements vary. If you defecate every one to six days in a regular pattern and have soft, formed, […]

As you likely already know, boosting your metabolism can make weight loss easier, quicker, and less painless. Unfortunately, the speed of your metabolism is largely determined by gender, genetics, as well as age. While you can’t do anything about these three factors, there are still some things you can do to give a boost to […]

If you are looking for a simple way to improve your digestion, then you should consider adding flaxseeds to your diet. Flax seeds come from the flax plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region. Below are some of the ways that flaxseeds can benefit your digestion: Excellent Source Of Fiber Flaxseed is very high […]

Chia seeds are one of the super foods that naturally work on improving digestion in your body. Many of its healing benefits are not known and are sometimes overlooked by digestive sufferers. These are five ways chia seeds helps your digestive tract get healthy again. Add Fiber Without Adding Bulk Increasing fiber prevents some digestive […]

The key to good health during the holidays is to remember that the season does not last forever. If you’re not careful, then you’ll find yourself holding onto a few extra pounds by the start of a new year. However, making a few minor adjustments to your holiday routine will keep you in tiptop shape. […]

For centuries, the human race has searched for a magic pill to preserve health and youth. While this pill has yet to be discovered, modern research increasingly uncovers the benefits of super foods. The future of fighting disease is bright when humans harness the exponential power of natural plants from around the world. Here are […]

People are finally starting to consume less unnatural processed foods and move towards healthier lifestyles. One way to do this is to explore the burgeoning availability of living foods and raw foods. Raw foods are foods heated to less than 115 degrees Fahrenheit and living foods are foods that are in the middle of a […]

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