Entries by colin beckford

Diet: You Are What You Eat!

It’s a cliché that “you are what you eat,” but it’s actually very true! Your digestive health is key to the well-being of your whole body, and many common health complaints can be linked to digestive issues. To safeguard the health of your digestive system (and your entire body), it’s important to eat healthful foods […]

Types Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatments

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used for disorders that trigger an inflammatory response in the digestive tract. The two most common IBDs are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Over two million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. There is no known cure for IBD, however, symptoms can be successfully managed so there is […]

Living With Acid Reflux

If you suffer from heartburn, frequent regurgitation or bloating, you may have gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), also known as acid reflux. Acid reflux often is brought on by excess mid-section fat putting pressure on the stomach, forcing the backflow of acid back up the esophagus. Acid reflux usually presents as a burning sensation in the chest and/or throat […]

10 Diet Tips For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

If you are like the one if five Americans who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you know every bathroom along your well-traveled routes, and pretty much have given up on comfort food. IBS – also known as spastic colon or spastic bowel – is a chronic disorder that affects the muscle contractions of the bowel […]

Preparing For An Iron Infusion

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, the substance contained in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to all of our organs. Yet, according to the World Health Organization, up to 80% of the world’s population is iron deficient. There are a host of reasons why one might be iron deficient, including […]

What to Expect Before and After a Colonoscopy

Have you been scheduled for a colonoscopy? Preparing for the procedure is going to be a process in itself, so pay close attention to what you need to do and get ready for the big day. While this may seem like a time-consuming procedure, keep in mind that while inconvenient, a colonoscopy is vital for your […]

Diagnosis and Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is an accumulation of fat cells in the liver that is not caused by alcohol consumption. It is commonly called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to distinguish it from the diseases where alcohol plays a part. If more than 10 percent of total cells in the liver are fat cells, it is […]

Correlation Between Coffee and Liver Disease

This might be the best news you have heard in some time:  drinking coffee isn’t dangerous to your liver. In fact, there is some evidence that coffee actually is good for your liver, and drinking it could even reverse liver damage, but first, what is liver disease, and what exactly is the correlation between the liver […]

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