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Throw Norovirus Overboard!

It’s summertime and the perfect time for a family cruise while the kids are out of school. You’re packed and ready to go, with swimsuit, flip flops, and sunscreen in hand. Time for some fun in the sun! But wait. You’ve heard horror stories about some nasty bug they call the norovirus that proliferates on…

Pregnancy and the GI Tract: What to Expect

Morning sickness is one of the best known gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy. But did you know pregnancy can also affect other areas of the GI tract? Let’s take a look at some of them. Pica Cravings are notorious during pregnancy (ice cream run at midnight, anyone?), but some cravings can become a medical condition…

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Gut

12:00 am on January 1 and the calendar flips forward to confetti, fireworks, kisses, and the sound of “Auld Lang Syne.” A brand new year stretches before us.  Many people around the world make New Year’s resolutions, on topics as diverse as weight loss, remembering to floss our teeth, or bulking up the savings account….

The Bug That Causes 80% of Peptic Ulcers

“Stress causes ulcers.” It’s an explanation we’ve probably all heard at some time or another. It was considered medical fact until two Australian physicians challenged it in 1982. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren noticed that a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, often abbreviated as H. pylori, could be cultured from peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. It…

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…

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