What should we know about Probiotics and Prebiotics?
20 September, 2021
What are probiotics and prebiotics? What are their health benefits? What can they do (and not do) for our gastrointestinal health?
Dr. Asma Khapra is a board certified physician in Gastroenterology and Partner at GastroHealth, Virginia Division.
Dr. Kevin Tin is Triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Nathan Merriman is a board certified Gastroenterology Physician based in Utah.
Dr. Omid Shaye is a board certified gastroenteroligst and Co-Director of Gastroenterology Associates of Beverly Hills.
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Let’s dispel some of the most common myths about gastrointestinal conditions like GERD, IBS and celiac disease, as well as general digestive health.
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Apple cider vinegar is used to treat include heartburn and weight gain. Let’s see if the remedy holds up when examined under a scientific light.
Around two-thirds of the world’s adults have lactose intolerance symptoms. So what are the signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance?
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If you’ve ever eaten a large meal and felt sick after, you’ve probably experienced indigestion. What are the symptoms of indigestion, and what causes it?
You may want to try some home remedies for heartburn. They can not only help you when you eat and drink, but for the rest of the day as well.
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If you've been suffering from stomach problems, know that numerous nonsurgical options are available to diagnose and treat whatever is causing them.
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