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Digestive Health

Reduce Chronic Inflammation – With Food

What is inflammation, and why is it so bad for your health? Inflammation is the body’s natural response to fighting infection, injury, and toxins. But, widespread chronic inflammation can damage healthy cells, tissues, and organs. This can cause fatigue, fever, mouth sores, rashes, abdominal pain, and chest pain. Over time, the body’s inflammatory response can…

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New Treatment Option for People with Gastroparesis

Severe gastroparesis is a disorder that can cause chronic digestive tract difficulties in patients. “Patients with gastroparesis typically have feelings of nausea, episodic vomiting or abdominal bloating because the stomach is unable to empty normally after a meal,” says Enrico Oliveira Souto, M.D., gastroenterologist at the University of Miami Health System. “One of the causes…

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What are the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19?

For many who contract the novel coronavirus, the manifestations of the disease tend to the mild and moderate, with improvement in a couple of weeks. But for those who survive COVID-19 after intubation and a long hospital stay, the health ramifications may last long after they are discharged.  COVID-19 is showing itself to be much…

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Are These Leftovers Still Safe to Eat?

By Michelle Pearlman, M.D. Board-certified gastroenterologist   These days, most of us are cooking at home and enjoying restaurant takeout and delivery more often. You and your family might be wondering, are leftovers still safe to eat? When should you throw them away? Should you freeze them or store them in the fridge? Eating food…

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