Healthy Eating

What to Eat After Colon Surgery


What types of foods should you eat after recovering from colon surgery? Your body goes through a lot during surgery, so the recovery period is important. Your body needs to heal. Soft foods that are easy to digest and swallow are going to be the best for after surgery. Foods that help boost your immune system are also great for recovery. Probiotics, which help restore your gut flora, can be helpful for after surgery. You can buy probiotics as a supplement or you can get it naturally from foods like yogurt. In this video, Dr. O'Connor discusses after-surgery diet and [...]

What to Eat After Colon Surgery2020-10-01T18:09:26-04:00

Sway’s Universe: Warning Signs of Colon Cancer and Risks


"We’ve got to educate ourselves, educate our families, educate our community, and sometimes you need to educate your doctor."    The death of Chadwick Boseman has left a lasting impact on the African American community. It's an unfortunate reminder that colon cancer, like so many other diseases, disproportionately affects African Americans. Even if you're Black Panther. Many people are still unfamiliar with the specifics of this disease: What causes it? Who is at risk? What signs should I be looking for? How can I stave off colon cancer? I returned to Sway's Universe on Sirius XM and spoke with Kelly [...]

Sway’s Universe: Warning Signs of Colon Cancer and Risks2020-09-24T17:03:15-04:00

Resisting the Holiday Binge


So many times I hear patients, families, and friends say, “I will start my diet after the holidays” or “I will eat better in January.” According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, 80% of people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. There is no reason to wait! If you keep your weight loss and healthy goals in mind NOW rather than later, you will be more apt to follow those goals and stick with them. If you have been exercising and eating healthy all year, don’t waste all that hard work during the last 6-8 weeks [...]

Resisting the Holiday Binge2019-11-27T16:56:28-05:00
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