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Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.
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Gerard E. Mullin MD is a board-certified internist, gastroenterologist and nutritionist. He is the director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the author of "Integrative Gastroenterology," "The Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease and Nutrition Desk Reference" in addition to hundreds of magazines and professional journal articles dealing with digestive health, nutrition and wellness. His new book, "The Inside Tract," is available in stores and online now.

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A Myriad of Benefits Brewing?

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Why drink coffee? Ask any of the over 60 percent of Americans who drink coffee and the answer will likely be its energy boosting ingredient: caffeine. For some, this benefit is outweighed by the beverage's tendency to aggravate anxiety, heartburn, and insomnia. But new research shows that those...

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Healthy Eating for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Thanksgiving: a joyous celebration of... overeating.

Turkey Day may only come around once a year, but it is only the beginning. The merry months that follow are filled with family feasts, business buffets, and celebratory cocktails. This holiday season, get jolly but stay healthy -- here's how:

Getting Started

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Concerns About Acid-Blockers Are Being Raised

(4) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 3:19 PM

The New York Times recently reported on the "Host of Ills" associated with the long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors. More than 50 million Americans experience heartburn frequently (two or more days per week), and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium are...

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Colorize Your Plate!

(3) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 9:00 PM

Spring is the perfect time to embrace renewal in every aspect of our lives, including our health. Last month was National Nutrition Month, the theme of which was "Get Your Plate in Shape." With both nutrition and new beginnings on the radar, let's use this opportunity to take a closer...

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Qnexa: A Magic Bullet for Weight Loss?

(9) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 12:07 PM

For the first time in 13 years, another weight loss medication is coming to market with the promise to work like a magic bullet for obesity. Sound familiar?

In late February, an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 20 to 2 to recommend that Qnexa...

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The Crucial Test That Can Save Your Life

(9) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 4:30 PM

This week was very sobering. I met a very young lady who was being evaluated for the recent onset of abdominal pain that was progressing in severity without explanation. An abdominal ultrasound discovered a large abdominal mass and subsequent testing confirmed that she had

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New Year, New Diet Confusion

(4) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 3:52 PM

For those of us who have resolved to eat healthier and lose weight in the new year, that goal may have just gotten tougher to achieve. If you were already confused about what to eat, a study published on Jan. 4, 2012, in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

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Your Good Gut Guide to a Healthy New Year

(3) Comments | Posted December 31, 2011 | 3:43 PM

Come fall, our days and nights begin to revolve around friends, family, parties and, of course, food! Of course, by the time New Year's Day rolls around, most of us are repentant, willing to do whatever it takes to make this year the year we get and stay healthy --...

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10 Tips For Combating Irregularity

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 8:51 AM

If you've ever consulted a gastroenterologist, chances are it might have been because you weren't "regular." Constipation, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, means having fewer than three bowel movements per week. A panel of international experts cites difficulty during defecation (straining during more...

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From Pyramid to Plate: How Healthy is the New USDA Nutrition Icon?

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 4:55 PM

As a nutrition specialist, I see many patients who are seeking advice about their diet and its possible connection to their health.

Take Anthony, who came to see me in consultation for improved management of his indigestion. Anthony had been eating a steady diet of high-calorie fast foods but...

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5 Natural Remedies For IBS

(3) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 9:24 AM

Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Cramping Your Style?

Our bowel habits usually aren't cocktail party fodder, but some gastrointestinal problems are so common that several of your fellow partygoers are likely to suffer from one of them. Take irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), for example: This condition -- which affects...

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