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 →

What’s Good Nutrition When I Have a Bothersome Gut?

Bloating, belly aches and bathroom runs aren’t all of what’s vexing about living with a bowel disorder—just as inconvenient is the nutritional drain that may arise from troubles with digestion and absorption of food nutrients. Health starts in the gut, after all. Guidance from a health professional such as a physician or nutritionist is best for evaluating possible medical treatments and dietary needs for every unique situation, whether as common as irritable bowel syndrome or as serious Continue reading →