Author Archive for: ‘Endo-World’

  • Have you tried Kiwi for constipation?

    An article by the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition called “Kiwifruit improves bowel function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation” reported a study that found that two kiwifruit a day for four weeks decreased colon transit, increased defecation frequency, and improved bowel …

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  • Simple Zucchini Noodles

    Simple Zucchini Noodles This is the first year of having a garden and I’ve been growing a lot of zucchinis and have been tryingto find new recipes. As a pasta lover and always hearing about zucchini noodles, I decided to give it a try without …

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  • Dr. Hakim is Nominated for ACG Governor of Northern Florida

    Gastroenterology Associates and The Endoscopy Center would like to congratulate Fares S. Hakim, M.D. on his nomination for American College of Gastroenterology Governor of Northern Florida. It is an honor and a privilege to serve in this leadership position. Dr. Hakim, along with his partners …

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  • Gastroenterology Associates achieved a 100% score for the Quality category of MIPS

    Gastroenterology Associates of Pensacola achieved a 100% score for the Quality performance category through Three Facet Data Mining to identify custom codes and terminology used in their EHR and practice management system. 

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  • Here’s why every baby boomer should be tested for hepatitis C

    At your annual physical, it’s standard for the doctor to check your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. But if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you should consider asking your doctor for another test: one for hepatitis C.  

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  • Zucchini Tortillas

    We are always looking for ways to substitute the carbohydrates without just eating plain, raw vegetables, check out this recipe that is delicious by Shira RD.   She has a book out called The Food Therapist and a great blog with a lot of Paleo Recipes! …

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  • Onion and Garlic, Could these be exacerbating my IBS?

    Onion and garlic are both items that should be excluded while undergoing a low FODMAP diet. They contain fructo-oligosaccharides, which are difficult to digest in the small intestines, causing fermentation of gut bacteria, and worsening of IBS symptoms. Onion and garlic are commonly used seasonings, …

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  • What is quinoa?

    Quinoa is considered to be “a high protein grain with a lot of nutrients from South America.” It is a complete protein meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs and can’t synthesize for multiple functions. Quinoa dishes can be made …

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  • C-diff treatment makes positive difference in patient’s health

    Clostridium difficile colitis results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics. C. difficile can also be transmitted from person to person by spores. It can cause severe damage to the colon and even be fatal.  

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  • Why is pancreatic cancer so deadly?

    Advances in screening and treatment have significantly lowered the mortality rates of many cancers, but one type of cancer that remains markedly deadly is pancreatic cancer.  

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