Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - When Maryann Wahmann began experiencing severe abdominal pain and skin flushing, it didn’t feel like the standard gastrointestinal “bug.” She tried over-the-counter remedies and changed her diet, but after several weeks without relief, she still had bouts of diarrhea and began to lose weight so she finally went to see her doctor. But instead of finding out the cause, Maryann began a seven-year struggle to find a diagnosis.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Ten years ago, Hollywood actress and producer Christina Simpkins was going about her regular activities – eating a healthy diet, writing, making films and practicing yoga. Then, Christina started experiencing symptoms that were nagging at first but soon became severe – including digestive problems, abdominal cramping, bone and muscle pain, unexplained weight loss and flushing (deep reddening of the head and neck).
Friday, November 7, 2014 9:04 am
Early this morning, Sam clicked on Pandora on his iPhone and “Le Freak” started playing. If you don’t know that song, look on YouTube and watch the “Freak Out” video by Chic, which was popular in 1978 when I was 13 years old. We must have healthy amygdalas, because we remembered the lyrics which go like this: “Aww freak out! Le Freak! C’est Chic! Freak out!”
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1:26 pm
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome month. IBS is a condition that affects many people and takes on various symptoms. IBS is not a disease, but rather a group of symptoms that occur together caused by changes in how the gastrointestinal (GI) tract works. In the past, IBS may have been called colitis, spastic colon or bowel, or nervous colon, and IBS has both physical and mental causes.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am
Have you noticed how many foods are now fiber-fortified? Fiber is being added to foods like yogurt, tortillas and wraps, snack bars, pastas and juices, to name a few.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:29 am
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. It’s worthwhile to give attention to this syndrome, which is not a disease but rather a group of symptoms that occur together affecting the large intestines. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea, bloating and gas.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:00 am
My friend has some weight to lose and is not able to eat high
fiber foods because she has IBS. What can can she do?
Friday, August 26, 2011 8:03 am
Dear Pharmacist: My brother is on a gluten free
diet now and lost a lot of weight. He’s razzing me to join him on
his gluten- free diet, but I don’t see the point unless you have
irritable bowel syndrome (that’s why he did it). I really like my
pizza, and beer too! I read you every week, are there other health
benefits? — M.J., Hollywood, Fla.
Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:00 am
On a recent morning, Lodi resident Stacy Lister held up a plate
of chocolate chip cookies she made along with her daughter, Amaris.
The cookies are not just your average chocolate chip cookies.
Instead of traditional flour, they are made with potato starch,
brown rice flour and xanthan gum.
Friday, July 22, 2011 8:06 am
Dear Readers: Recently, I asked my Facebook
fans to share their favorite folk remedies. These homegrown tips
are not intended to take the place of your physician’s advice, nor
does my printing them imply effectiveness. So don’t email me if you
wind up smelling like lasagna or a speed stick! Here is a sampling
of the submissions:
Monday, January 10, 2011 2:18 pm
I'm tired of being afraid. No really. Tired of being afraid of
everything. If you poke your head outside your covers each
morning, someone will be more than happy to tell you what you
should be afraid of.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 12:00 am
Dear Pharmacist: In a recent column, you stated
that fennel tea is good for gas and bloating. I've seen it as a
vegetable in my grocery store, but how do I make it into a tea, and
what else is it good for?
Thursday, March 5, 2009 10:00 pm
It's a touchy subject for some, but not for Lodi's Renee Specht.
In fact, Specht believes in the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy so
much that she went to school and became a certified, licensed and
insured therapist, opening her business, Wellness From Within, just
one month ago.
Friday, January 2, 2009 10:00 pm
Dear Readers, This year, the FDA approved and
launched many prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) products
that may help you or someone you know. Thank you for making this
past year so good with your terrific questions, sweet comments and
support of my books. May good health shine upon you in 2009.
Friday, July 4, 2008 10:00 pm
Q: I take Nexium for heartburn and enalapril
(Vasotec) for blood pressure. I'm losing my hearing and some of my
hair. Now I have symptoms of an enlarged prostate so my doctor has
prescribed Proscar. Will it interact with the other drugs that I'm
already taking? - L.A., Denver, Colo.
Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:00 pm
Hypnotherapists Ginny and Frank Lucas don't get tired of
defending their method of therapy. What they do get tired of are
the people who give their industry a bad name.
Friday, April 11, 2008 10:00 pm
Q: I have had stomach problems for years with
gas, bloating and heartburn. I am still not feeling well, despite
taking Maalox, Zantac, Prilosec OTC and Nexium. How do all these
medications work, and do you have other tips? - J.M., Madison,
Monday, January 22, 2007 10:00 pm
The concept of integrating western medicine with complementary
treatments isn't new. But, it's fairly new in Lodi.
Sunday, September 25, 2005 10:00 pm
Relief is hard to come by for many patients with peripheral
neuropathy -- a condition where nerve endings stop working, causing
numbness, pain and burning sensations in the feet and lower
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 12:00 am
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. It's worthwhile to give attention to this syndrome, which is not a disease but rather a group of symptoms that occur together affecting the large intestines. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea, bloating and gas.
Sunday, August 15, 2004 10:00 pm
It's not easy to find a naturopathic practitioner in the Central
Valley. But in Stockton, there is a naturopathic practitioner, and
she sees patients from as far south as Fresno, north to Sacramento
and east to the foothills.
Sunday, November 2, 2003 10:00 pm
To all people in their 20s in the general area, a message: Ha
ha. You're slow.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 10:00 pm
A Lodi police officer has filed a discrimination claim for more than $10,000 against the city, and a similar lawsuit will be filed in San Joaquin Superior Court this week, her attorney said.
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