Digestive Problems

Can It Be True That Eating More Vegetables Does Little to Reduce Heart Risks?

March 11, 2022 |

Did you hear on the radio or read on-line about a new study that found little evidence of any link between higher vegetable intake and reduced risk of major cardiovascular disease?  The study was published on February 21, 2022 (1).  Its headlines were astonishing to say the least and were understandably the subject of much…

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The Power of Turmeric

December 7, 2018 |

The intensely yellow spice known as turmeric is the ingredient in curry powder that gives it its golden hue. The health benefits of turmeric have been extensively studied with earliest accounts dating from 600 BCE (1,2). In 1748 the therapeutic potential of turmeric’s primary active component, curcumin, was first reported (2,3). Further investigation followed with…

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GERD and PPI’s

February 16, 2018 |

Everything seems to have an acronym these days and medical jargon is no exception. But just the fact that these words are shortened to initials only and that a majority of the world knows what they mean is proof that GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) and PPIs (proton-pump inhibitors) are all too common. GERD is a…

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