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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]