Maintaining a Healthy Weight with, and in Spite of, the Stay-at-Home Orders

COVID-19 has been a punch in the gut for the whole world. It’s resulted in an unprecedented shutdown of normal life for people in many different countries as healthcare workers and scientists do their best to heal people who have caught it, study it to find a successful vaccine, and discover ways to exploit its…

Defeating COVID by What You Put Into, and What Comes Out of, Your Mouth

  You know your gut helps you absorb nutrients from your food. But did you know it also plays an important role in your immune system? Eating a nutritionally balanced diet helps keep your immune system in its best shape. There is even chatter in the scientific world that the gut microbiome (the normal bacteria…

Antibiotics and Your Gut Microbiome

The first antibiotic was discovered accidentally by Scottish physician Alexander Fleming when he noticed that mold killed bacteria in a petri dish. The compound derived from that mold would eventually become known as penicillin, a medication now prescribed the world over. But even Fleming put forth some caution about his discovery’s use: he said to…

COVID-19 and You

We understand that you, our patients, are deeply concerned about how COVID-19 will impact you, especially those of you who may be immunocompromised, such as patients with inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disease, or recipients of organ transplants. This is a rapidly evolving situation, with new studies and new information coming out daily. We are watching…

Demystifying Hemorrhoids

It’s not a topic most people discuss with their friends over a cup of joe or with their family around Sunday lunch. In fact, it’s not a topic most people discuss with their physicians. Some people say it’s just a nuisance, easily treated with over the counter medications. Others find themselves in the emergency room…