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Colon Cancer Awareness Month – March 2019

I want to support Colon Cancer Awareness Month this year by dispelling a few myths and hopefully getting everyone a little more comfortable with the colonoscopy prep process. Colorectal cancer isn’t just a disease of those 50 and older! Through awareness we can collectively beat this cancer! You can learn more about tests, symptoms, causes

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Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Tips

Gluten. The word that pops up again and again in diet and nutrition articles as something you should be scared of eating. We all know someone that sticks to a gluten-free diet, whether it’s a coworker or family member. Avoiding gluten is a big business – in the US, more than $15.5 billion will be

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The Healthy Gut Diet

Nourish Your Gut Microbes For Better Digestive Health Have you ever walked into a restaurant and said, “Table for 100 trillion, please?” I’m going to assume not. But I propose that we need to start thinking this way! With this thinking, you’ll realize that you aren’t just eating for one anymore. You’re eating for the

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Surprising Benefits of Probiotics: A Gastroenterologist’s Perspective

Probiotics are everywhere – are they all they’re cracked up to be? As a gastroenterologist, more and more of my Fort Worth, TX area patients ask me about the benefits of probiotics. Probiotics can be found naturally in fermented foods, but they are also infused into specific yogurt, yogurt drinks and packed into dietary supplements

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Prevent Colon Cancer: The Top 3 Tests Done in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Patients tend to cringe at the word “colonoscopy,” dreading the 50-year-old birthday checkup to help prevent colon cancer. Nearly one-third of adults between the ages of 50-75 have never been tested for colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Avoiding this test leaves you in danger

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How to Manipulate Your Microbiome For Easier, Better Health

The gut microbiome is the ecosystem of over 100 trillion microbes that lives in your gastrointestinal tract. This is more than some bacteria living in your gut – the gut microbiome has more genes than your genome, which has earned it the nickname, “the second genome.” This ecosystem makes up 90 percent of the total

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Colonoscopy FAQs

With March being Colon Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to help spread the awareness message in the Fort Worth, TX area that following the recommended screening guidelines are the key to beating this cancer. To further promote colon cancer awareness, I’ve created a list of common Colonoscopy FAQs to help dispel some misconceptions and educate

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6 Reasons to see a Gastroenterologist

If you’re struggling with digestive issues in the Fort Worth, TX area you might be wondering if you need to see a digestive health specialist, called a Gastroenterologist (or GI doctor).  In most cases, my recommendation to those experiencing stomach pain or other digestive symptoms is to see your primary doctor first so they

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Avoid Holiday Heartburn

During the holiday season, many of us in the Fort Worth, TX area succumb to over indulging in foods and spirits with family, friends and co-workers. To help avoid the holiday heartburn that many of us experience this time of year, Dr. Yepuri has created a list of recommendations that can help with heartburn and

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