Constipation Be Gone!

You know the feeling. Everything in you wants to have a good bowel movement but it just won’t come. It can make you feel sluggish and bogged down. For some people, debilitating abdominal cramping can accompany it. Here are some ways to easily and naturally help you stay regular. Drink plenty of water. Your body…

IBS and Stress

For all our IBS patients out there, this month is your month: IBS Awareness Month. We know the frustration and pain that can come with this diagnosis, the social isolation, the constant concern about finding the nearest bathroom. Many of you see a connection between stress and flares of your IBS symptoms. Here are some…

How You Can Be an Advocate for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. You may have noticed posters in medical offices or ads on TV about this. How can you get involved? Take a look at the list below and find what appeals most to you. Get screened. The first and best way to be an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness is…

What Does Family History Have to Do With My Risk for Colon Cancer?

You may be aware that a family history of colon cancer increases your risk of colon cancer. But not all families are open about health related matters, and there are many family situations where a person may not know part or all of their biological family (for example, adoption). So what does it mean when…

How Caring for Your Heart is Also Caring for Your Gut

February is a month for hearts. You’ve no doubt seen all the red and pink hearts, roses, and chocolates in stores for Valentine’s Day. It’s also American Heart Health month, with a push by large societies such as the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for people to evaluate their risk…