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You Won’t Believe How This Works: Fecal Transplant

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 Clostridium difficile infections with … Read More

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Best and Worst Foods for IBS

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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 7 Trigger-busters

If you have frequent abdominal pain, bloating, cramping diarrhea and/or constipation, you could worry that you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease — or even cancer. However, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause these symptoms too. IBS usually strikes people under age 45 and affects twice as many … Read More