5 Ways to Deal with Constipation

Constipation isn’t a likely topic you’d  bring up when chatting with friends or coworkers, but odds are at least one person in the group has, is, or will experience symptoms at some point. As the most common digestive complaint, most everyone can say they’ve had a bout of being “backed up.” In fact, constipation affects an estimated 63 million people in North America each year (1). The good news is that it’s not a permanent predicament, and there are ways to deal with and get Continue reading →

How Diet and Lifestyle Can Aid Gastrointestinal Health

By Nicole Kafka, M.D., Board-Certified Colorectal Surgeon   Living with a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder has its challenges in a world of fast food, carbonated and sugary beverages, and high-stress living, and the most important step for a person to take is to consult a doctor who can diagnose the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment – from diet therapy to more specialized care from a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. Among the most common disorders, which affect Continue reading →

Helpful Hints on Losing Weight if You Have Hypothyroidism

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, know that you may be frustrated with efforts to lose weight. This is an extremely common condition that has important health and weight implications. Hypothyroidism spares no age group, but is most prevalent in women over 60 year old. Hypothyroidism is currently diagnosed in an estimated 27 million people in the United States. Millions more are undiagnosed, under-diagnosed or under-treated. Additionally, medical doctors are finding more often Continue reading →