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The scoop on your poop—does yours measure up?

The scoop on your poop—does yours measure up?

Welcome to Bowel Movements 101. This is your basic education in your products of excrement, starting with…
Apr 20, 2018 3 comments

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Got diarrhea?  Here’s how to dry things up fast

Got diarrhea? Here’s how to dry things up fast

Diarrhea is the subject of many jokes, but the truth is, when you’ve got it, it’s no laughing matter.  Now, occasional diarrhea is one thing—it usually clears up in a day or two. But it’s quite another when diarrhea becomes a regular thing for you—known as chronic diarrhea.  Let's take a little closer look at this often joked-about but potentially serious condition.
Mar 27, 2018 1 comment

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A sneaky cause of major health issues—is it affecting you?

A sneaky cause of major health issues—is it affecting you?

If you've ever had a stomach bug, food poisoning or traveler's diarrhea, you've experienced first-hand the nasty world of harmful bacteria in your gut. Illnesses like these create vivid memories of it “coming out both ends" and the relief you felt when it finally passed! In an ideal world, our only dealings with dangerous gut bacteria would be limited to the occasional "bug." But we don't live in an ideal world.
Mar 14, 2018 0 comments

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What you haven't been told about IBS

What you haven't been told about IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is far and away the most common digestive disorder in the US. About 60 million people suffer from the condition, 40 million of which are women.  For those 60 million people, daily gas, bloating, horrible abdominal pain, and anything-but-normal BMs is their reality.
Feb 26, 2018 0 comments

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Can we talk about a very personal subject?

Can we talk about a very personal subject?

I’d like to get personal today and talk about what may an uncomfortable subject.

Your BMs.

Now don’t worry—I’m not peeking into your bathroom.  But it’s important to talk about your “products of excrement” because you can tell a lot about your health from what is in your toilet bowl.

Let’s start with…

May 10, 2017 0 comments

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Good & bad news about colorectal cancer

Good & bad news about colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  So there will be a lot of “awareness” being trumpeted to the masses—mostly telling people to get their colonoscopies, watch for changes in bowel habits and basically hope your number doesn’t come up in the colorectal cancer lottery.  Well, I have a lot more to say than that.  Here’s what people should really be “aware” of:

Mar 10, 2017 0 comments

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