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Our Guest Blogger Dr. Frank W. Jackson discusses: What's The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jul 9, 2014 12:12:00 PM

In the last 15 years, there has been an enormous amount of research focused on the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract. Although medical schools once taught that the lower gut played only a minor role in overall health, we now understand that the bacteria that live there can affect everything from heart health to weight loss and bone strength. The formula is simple: when healthy bacteria outnumber unhealthy bacteria, overall health improves.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Probiotics, healthy gut, prebiotic, dietary suggestions

Top 3 Tips for the Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jun 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high risk symptoms associated with the onset of diabetes and heart disease. You can suffer the accompanying high risk factors like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, without having heart disease or diabetes. However, you are at higher risk of developing these diseases if you don't take steps to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. The treatment for metabolic syndrome may also need to be slightly customized to help you reduce the risk factors without triggering gastrointestinal distress in patients who are also dealing with IBS or Celiac disease.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

exercise, dietary suggestions, treatment for metabolic syndrome

Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Tool Shows Unprecedented Detection Rates

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 27, 2014 3:49:00 PM

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers today, but the good news is that a new research has found an effective screening tool called the colorectal screening. According to the researchers, the new screening tool has a 98% sensitivity success rate for detecting colorectal cancers

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colonoscopy, cologuard

Reflux and Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 16, 2014 3:44:00 PM

Esophageal cancer is most often caused by either squamous cell carcinoma along the inner lining of the esophagus or by adenocarcinoma, malignant tumors of the gland cells. Adenocarcinoma is occurring more often in patients and is closely linked to acid reflux and reflux related disorders.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Reflux, GERD, esophageal cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Bum Irritation: Don't Suffer in Silence

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 23, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Anorectal discomfort and itching is unpleasant, annoying and can even be embarrassing at times. It can cause you to feel miserable and lead to awkward moments. Everyone has an occasional itch here and there, but if you’re experiencing persistent itching and consistent anorectal discomfort, you don’t have to suffer!

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

diarrhea, rectal bleeding, bowel difficulties, hemorrhoids

Common Causes of Rectal Bleeding - The Facts

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 16, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Rectal bleeding is a medical condition that refers to the passage of blood mixed with stool via the anus. This condition may be due to a small tear around the anus or a swollen blood vessel, characterized by bright red blood when you pass stool. Don't ignore this condition as it could have serious health implications. To be safe, let a doctor check you to avoid the unnecessary pain and suffering.  Bright red blood most likely means that the blood has come from somewhere near your anus. However, it is advisable to seek medical attention, as there are more serious causes of rectal bleeding. Here are some of the most common causes of rectal bleeding in adults:

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, dietary suggestions, bowel difficulties

Could Bacterial Overgrowth Be The Cause Of Your IBS?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 14, 2014 11:30:00 AM

There is still a lot of mystery about what are the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, there is more evidence that there is a dietary link, at least in some cases. Celiac sufferers will find that connection believable because of the way their disease symptoms tend to lessen on low-gluten diets. But, why does diet have such a large impact for diseases like IBS that are chronic and embarrassing? The key may be in understanding the role small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) plays in a variety of related illnesses that can end up contributing to the appearance of IBS.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

IBS, SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, bloating, Celiac disease

Should You Be Taking Probiotics for IBS?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 9, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Celiac disease sufferers are often advised to go on a low-gluten diet. However, even after the dietary changes, sometimes the disease remains unresponsive. In fact, celiac disease that is unresponsive has been implicated in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) leading to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you’re already taking steps to reduce gluten in the diet and it’s still not working, what other options do you have to treat symptoms like SIBO and IBS? Luckily, you can still take advantage of probiotics to help balance the intestinal flora by creating a supportive environment in the gut.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

IBS, gluten, SIBO, Probiotics, dietary suggestions

7 Worst Mistakes People Make With Celiac Disease and Gluten ...

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 2, 2014 2:13:00 PM

There are a number of misconceptions that people commonly make when it comes to celiac disease and gluten. Although these misunderstandings are frequently made, they can be detrimental to the health of people who suffer from celiac disease.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

gluten, weight loss, dietary suggestions, Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease Symptoms

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 31, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Celiac Disease is a digestive disorder that comes from reactions to eating gluten. This affects children as well as adults. One in every 133 Americans has this disease.  Usually, it can be handled well, from eating a gluten free diet. 

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

diarrhea, weight loss, dietary suggestions, Celiac disease