Being a Good Neighbor

At GastroIntestinal Healthcare, we believe being a good neighbor is a part of what we do every day. It influences the friendly welcome our patients receive when they come into our clinic, and it’s a part of how we treat each other as coworkers striving for excellence in healthcare. But being a good neighbor isn’t…

Dark Chocolate is Good For Your Gut Health

Chocolate lovers now have even more reason to indulge in their favorite treat – just as long as it is of the dark chocolate variety. Scientists have found that consuming small amounts of dark chocolate – about the size of a chocolate square can be beneficial to your gut health. Cocoa is a natural prebiotic…

8 Lifestyle Choices that Combats Acid Reflux Disease

What is acid reflux disease, you ask? Let’s start with a quick biology lesson. Your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the valve that allows food to travel from your esophagus to your stomach, but not back up. Acid reflux disease, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), develops when the LES is damaged. Your stomach contains hydrochloric…

Colorectal Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Younger Patients

Image credit – Getty Images Colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in the world, is usually associated with older generations over the age of 50. In fact, routine cancer screenings are traditionally not recommended for those under the age of 50. However, according to a CNN report, there is an increase in the number…

Interesting Facts About the Bacteria in Your Gut

Your gut micro-biome, otherwise known as the host of bacteria that live inside your gut, plays a fascinating role in your well-being. We have more bacteria living in our bodies that we have human cells. Luckily, most of these bacteria are helpful critters that protect us from diseases and helps us to digest food in…