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SIBO and IBS

SIBO:  A common but overlooked cause of IBS  Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but still suffer from it despite treatment?  You may have Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  SIBO is a very common cause of IBS.  SIBO accounts for over half of IBS cases and up to 84% in one study. [...]

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Alcohol and Your Health

New Year’s Eve is traditionally a big night for drinking.  A little bit of alcohol will warm you up and give you a sense of well-being. Too much drinking can cause alcohol poisoning and even death  What is too much?  One unit of alcohol is the amount your body can process in one hour.  Drinking [...]

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Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Ellis created this blog post to help peope discriminate between their GI symptoms and Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative Colitis:  Know the Warning Signs  Do you suffer from abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea and weight loss?  You may have ulcerative colitis (UC), an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease. While these symptoms can suggest many disorders, including Crohn’s disease [...]

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How Much Daily Sugar is OK?

A friend of mine recently emailed me.  She wanted to know, “What is the appropriate amount of  simple or fruit based sugar for a healthy, active, non-diabetic adult to consume each day?”  I answered that it’s best not to eat more than three daily servings of fruit, avoid fruit juice, even fresh-squeezed, avoid processed sugar [...]

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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Most people have  some kind of Gastrointestinal (GI) disorder at various times in their life.  GI disorders can be as simple as indigestion from overeating or constipation from lack of fiber or travel, or diarrhea from an antibiotic or from travel due to a parasite or bacterial infection.  GI disorders  can be more complicated as [...]

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