How Probiotics Can Benefit Digestive Health

In recent years probiotics have become popular as supplements and food additives that are used to promote healthy digestive health. A probiotic is a living microorganism that is many times called “good bacteria” or “friendly bacteria”.  Probiotics can provide many health benefits especially to the digestive system.  Probiotics can be bacteria or yeast that is…

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Recommended High-Fiber Diet

Consuming a high-fiber diet is essential to a healthy digestive system.  In addition, a high-fiber diet may help to reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.  Our physicians recommend that an individual consumes 25-35 grams of fiber a day.  Most people eat between 10-15 grams of fiber per day, thus lacking 20-25 grams…

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Anti-Reflux Regimen

What Lifestyle Changes Should I Make? Lifestyle factors do not cause acid reflux disease, but they can trigger or worsen your symptoms.  In addition to taking medicine, you will want to make lifestyle changes to help control your symptoms. CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE: •Eat small meals – Large meals can make your stomach too full and…

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Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus

 Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining of the lower stomach become damaged.  The damage results in changes to the color and composition to the esophagus cells.  The damaged esophagus tissue is similar to the intestinal lining tissue.  This tissue is usually damaged from repeated exposure to stomach acid.  Barrett’s esophagus is…

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