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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

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

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

Aspirin May Lower Risk of Colon Cancer - Risks and Benefits Must Be Weighed

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jul 16, 2013 12:18:00 PM
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colon cancer, dietary suggestions, screening

Vegetarian, Vegan or Just Making Better Choices?

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 2, 2013 9:32:00 AM

Washington Post article, published here, brings to light that making healthier choices in food does not have to be labeled. 

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

colon cancer, Obesity, dietary suggestions, high fiber

Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease- Escaping Detection?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 30, 2013 3:15:00 PM

"Gluten" has come to be a pariah word in our society. But, should it be avoided entirely? What are the symptoms of celiac disease? What about a gluten sensitivity? The following article, published on WebMD, provides an interesting perspective.

Celiac disease has numerous symptoms. According to some experts, there are about 300 possible symptoms of the disease.
Different people will experience the disease in different ways because the symptoms vary greatly from one person to the next.
Often, symptoms of celiac disease are confused with other disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance.

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

dietary suggestions, symptoms, Celiac disease

USA Today reports Hemorrhoids are Trending

Posted by Rachel Jones on Feb 26, 2013 2:54:00 PM

USA Today reports that while hemorrhoids aren't a popular topic of conversation, they are a popular search topic online. Read on:

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

exercise, fiber, dietary suggestions, hemorrhoids