Your gut plays a key role in your health. It’s the source of many unexpected and fascinating tidbits of human biology. Find out 9 fascinating facts about your digestive tract.
Did you know you probably pass gas 14 to 23 times a day? The good news is, so does everybody else. Learn more about this sulfurous (and humorous) phenonemon.
By Bret Lashner, MD Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring … Read More
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), knowing what to eat can feel like the holy grail. For some patients, the right diet, along with attention to exercise, can control symptoms without medication. For my patients, I often recommend a special diet of easily digestible food, called a low-FODMAP diet, which is detailed in this … Read More