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Gastrointestinal

How Bacteria in Our Gut Can Guide GI Treatment

Colleen R. Kelly, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Colleen R. Kelly, M.D.

Even though greater access to mass DNA sequencing technology and the emergence of bioinformatics has given us the ability to study the four pounds of microorganisms that make up the microbiome in greater detail, there's still much more that we can learn about the body's "unsung organ."

Poison Or Medicine?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.

The Crucial Test That Can Save Your Life

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

It's been estimated that more than 50,000 people die each year from colorectal cancer -- but no one should be dying from it, due to the easy access of a colonoscopy procedure, which is covered by most insurance companies.

"Detox Diets" and Prolonged Fasting Can Be Toxic to Your Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Recently, Ashton Kutcher announced on Twitter that he was undertaking the Master Cleanse. Unfortunately, the "detox" diet theory is just not supported by any facts.