The Gut Health Blog

Why You Should Make Digestive Health a Priority May 28, 2024

World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) is a global observance held annually on May 29th. It is an initiative led by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) aimed at raising awareness about...

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National Eosinophil Awareness Week May 24, 2024

National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW) is the third week of May and aims to educate the public and medical community about eosinophil-associated diseases. In 2024, NEAW will take place from May...

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The Life-Saving Impact of Female Physicians: Patient Care and Outcomes Apr 30, 2024

The world of healthcare is rapidly evolving. Many decisions can mean the difference between life and death. Believe it or not, the gender of your physician might play a significant role. The recent...

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How Diet Outperforms Medication in Managing IBS Apr 01, 2024

Roughly 11% of the global population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The quest for effective management strategies is ongoing and often frustrating for both patient and doctor....

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The Mouth-to-Gut Microbe Link Could Change How We Understand Colon Cancer Mar 20, 2024

Cancer research can lead to unexpected discoveries. The latest findings from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offer a new understanding of colorectal cancer. A surprising culprit in its...

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The Dirty Truth About Phones in the Restroom Mar 15, 2024

Do you bring your smartphone to the bathroom? Perhaps you should reconsider. Your phone is dirtier than you think! This could pose serious health risks. Combining it with habits that might lead to...

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Reversing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Insights from a Gastroenterologist Feb 25, 2024

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a silent epidemic affecting millions worldwide. Yet, the disease is often overshadowed by alcohol-induced liver disease. It can progress stealthily and...

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Weight Loss Secrets: Nutrient-Dense Foods Over Food Restrictions Feb 15, 2024

Weight loss journeys often conjure images of restricted diets and forbidden foods. I'm here to share a different narrative that may redefine the path to your weight loss goals. I'm Dr. Supriya Rao,...

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The Challenge of Accessing Prescription Weight Loss Medications: Ozempic & Wegovy Feb 01, 2024

I spend a lot of my time on the phone doing appeals, peer to peers with insurance companies, and writing letters to support patients in getting their needed medications. It’s...

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6 Reasons to Explore Cultural Foods Different from Your Own Jan 30, 2024

Cultural foods have been around for centuries. They play a role in shaping the identity and traditions of people worldwide. Yet, beyond the delicious flavors, they also offer many health benefits....

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Why Having a Pet is Beneficial for Gut Health Jan 15, 2024

While it is true that eating impacts our gut health and overall well-being, many people overlook the role that pets play in gut health. Yes, that's right! Pets can benefit our gut in more ways than...

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Nervous Poops: What You Need to Know Jan 01, 2024

As a plant-based lifestyle medicine physician and gastroenterologist, I often see many patients struggling with digestive disorders. One of the many disorders I see is patients with "nervous...

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