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It can be surprising just how heavily lactose factors into our everyday food and drink. This is not a problem for the average person, but when you’re lactose intolerant, a trip to the grocery store usually requires a bit more planning, especially if you are newly diagnosed. Those who are lactose intolerant are unable fully […]
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It can be tough to know you need to see a gastroenterologist or when a trip to your general practitioner (GP) will suffice. Many people will avoid seeking the care of a GI specialist because they think their symptoms aren’t severe enough or that a person only needs to see a gastroenterologist on specific occasions, […]
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Unsure if you have food poisoning? Sometimes we can tell when we’ve eaten contaminated food – maybe the food tasted “off” or stale, had an unusual smell or was a bit past the expiration date, but you chose to consume it anyway. Other times, it may not be as clear if food is contaminated. Food […]
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is actually more common than most people would assume – the chronic digestive condition affects as many as 23% of individuals worldwide, with many more people undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms are indicative of IBS. The inability of many to recognize they are suffering from IBS is likely due to […]
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Turning 50 is a big milestone in a person’s life, particularly in regard to your health. At this age, those doctor appointments that you’ve been putting off need to take more of a priority, and now, in addition to regular check-ups, you need to schedule what may be your first colonoscopy. Of all health procedures […]
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Whether on the news, in magazine articles or around the office, advice that processed foods are to be avoided is certainly making the rounds. Parents may be concerned about the food and snacks their children eat during the day, and adults face the same dilemma regarding just how healthy their food choices really are. Younger […]
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