How Does Stress Affect Your Digestive System?

You may not realize just how in sync your brain and gut are. They constantly communicate with each other, sending signals back and forth via the vagus nerve. Because your brain and gut have such a close relationship, your gastrointestinal system is highly sensitive to your emotions, including stress. If you find yourself in a […]

Probiotic vs. Prebiotic

The human gut contains a hundred trillion bacterial microbes that are fundamental to optimal health. Our metabolism, body weight, immune function, digestive system and other critical functions are influenced by the health of these microbes. Research also shows that a healthy gut has mental health benefits — i.e., we are less likely to have depression […]

What to Eat for a Healthy Colon

What you eat has a significant impact on the health of your colon. That fact largely explains why rates of colorectal cancer are so much higher in countries that favor high-fat, low-fiber diets. The doctors of Piedmont Colorectal Associates remind you that even if you live in a place with a high density of golden […]

Is It A Ventral Hernia?

A ventral hernia is sometimes referred to as an “incisional” hernia, meaning it forms at the site of a past surgical incision. This is true, but can be misleading since there are many other factors involved in why a ventral …

How Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that …