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How to Choose a Colorectal Cancer Screening Test

Why should I get screened in the first place! Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Studies show that screening with colonoscopy and removing pre-cancerous polyps before they cause a problem down the road has been shown to effectively reduce rates of colorectal cancer. Who should be screened for…

The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is the FODMAP Diet? FODMAP stands for Fermentable, oligo-di- and mono-saccharides and polyols. FODMAPS are short chain carbohydrates (sugars) that are highly fermentable and poorly absorbed during digestion and can lead to irritable bowel syndrome or other conditions. What do FODMAPS do? When FODMAP items reach the colon, bacteria can ferment the sugars in them, causing gas. This stretches…