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Health Benefits of Adding Fish to Your Diet

Fish is rapidly becoming a new super food. Not only do people who eat fish two to three times a week reap the benefits of better heart and circulatory health, enhanced brain function, better weight management and improved skin health, but they also can enjoy the benefits of better colon health as well. Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids … Continue reading »

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber: What’s The Difference?

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Get more fiber into your diet. Eating high-fiber foods is great for your digestive system, and can help lessen your chances of developing colon cancer, or other problems such as indigestion or even hemorrhoids. OK, but what kind of fiber should you eat? Here’s a quick rundown on the two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble fibers  have different affects … Continue reading »

Blood-Pressure Med Symptoms Mimic Celiac Disease

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A report from the Mayo Clinic suggests that omesartan, a medication for high blood pressure, can cause symptoms that mimic celiac disease. The news is important because Benicar, the name the drug is sold under, is heavily prescribed. The patients who developed the problem were all older, and saw their conditions improve after they stopped taking the drug. They also … Continue reading »

Study Shows Benefits, Drawbacks of CT Scans For Colon Cancer

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A recent study suggests that CT scans could be beneficial as an initial colon screening for patients who are hesitant about undergoing a colonoscopy. According to the American College of Radiology, CT scans, or virtual colonoscopies, were able to detect most large polyps, but were much less efficient in catching smaller polyps. The good news is that small polyps (under … Continue reading »

Anatomy of a Colon

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There’s tons of chatter about digestive issues like heartburn, intestinal gas and constipation – but do we really know how our digestive systems function? We monitor what we eat and what we drink, but the scientific facts and figures tend to get shoved under the rug. In order to learn the facts about digestion, it’s crucial to know how our … Continue reading »

Mythbuster: What Doesn’t Cause Hemorrhoids

Myths About Colon Health

When it comes to hemorrhoids, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. There’s lots of false information out there, so it’s good to have a few facts when it comes to treating and preventing, hemorrhoids. First of all, hemorrhoids can be a one-time issue. Just because you have them once doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a life of … Continue reading »

Pregnancy & Hemorrhoids: What You Should Know

Pregnancy and Colon Health

Expectant mothers go through a lot of physical changes during their pregnancy, and how they digest food is certainly a big part of that. Hemorrhoids are a common complaint for pregnant women. As the uterus expands during the pregnancy, the stomach is compressed into a tighter space, along with the intestinal tract and colon. That means that there’s less room … Continue reading »

Taking Advantage of Women’s Health Month

Women's Health and Colon Health

Mothers, sisters, daughters – most everyone has a woman in their life that’s important to them. That’s why we celebrate National Women’s Health this month, in order to encourage our female loved ones to stay on top of their colon health. Hemorrhoids and other digestive issues affect millions of Americans. Women who stay informed have a better chance of managing, … Continue reading »

Chia Seeds: How They Prevent Hemorrhoids

Chia Seeds and Colon Health

We all know that fiber does wonders in hemorrhoid prevention and aiding in digestion. So, what’s the latest trend in fibrous foods? The chia seed – a whole grain that originated in Mexico and South America – have been popping up in grocery stores recently, and for a good reason. Along with high amounts of omega fatty acids, chia seeds … Continue reading »

Dealing With Hemorrhoids? Separate Fact From Fiction

Colon and Hemorrhoid Myths

When it comes to hemorrhoids, are the rumors true? Much like with other health concerns, popular myths tend to make their way through the grapevine, but that doesn’t mean they’re accurate. If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids and want reliable facts, be aware of these common rumors: Hemorrhoids can’t happen to young people. Although the vein walls become weaker as aging … Continue reading »

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