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Dr. Minocha's Series on Digestive Myths & Healthy Realities...
(First Fifty Days postings Archived)

 

By Dr. A. Minocha,   author of  "How To Stop Heartburn: Simple Ways to Heal Heartburn and Acid Reflux" and "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies"

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Introduction Introduction...
Week No. 1 A normal GI Scope means I don't have Colon polyps/ Cancer
Week No. 2 Scope (gastroscopy/Colonoscopy) can not be done without Sedatives.
Week No. 3 Lower GI scope (Colonscopy) is very painful.
Day No, 1 I wonít be able to undergo upper GI scope because I have horrible gag reflex
Day No. 2 CT scan is better than GI scope (endoscopy) for examining the bowels
Day No. 3 The procedure to localize the site for biopsy of liver is standard.
Day No. 4 Changing the medication from pill to solution form does not affect digestion.
Day No. 5 Fiber is good for constipation and not diarrhea.
Day No. 6 All fibers are the same.
Day No. 7 All antacids are the same.
Day No. 8 Antibiotics that treat infections do not affect digestion
Day No. 9 All fat deposited in the body is same metabolically
Day No. 10 Most overweight people were overweight as kids
Day No. 11 If overeating is an addiction, it should be easier to handle than smoking
Day No. 12 In case of obesity, body weight has to be brought to the ideal weight in order to derive the medical benefits
Day No. 13 Exercise alone is sufficient to lose weight
Day N0. 14 Surgery is the best treatment for obesity
Day No. 15 Fiber in diet does not have any side-effects
Day No. 16 Fruit juices donít produce gas because they don't have fiber
Day No. 17 I cannot do anything to help my acid reflux. Only my doctor can
Day No. 18          A cup of coffee after drinking alcohol will sober me up  
Day No. 19 Smoking increases risk of cancer of lung only ...
Day No. 20 Heart burn is due to excess acid ...
Day No. 21 Bland diet heals ulcers...
Day No. 22 Difficulty in swallowing is "all in my head"
Day No. 23        If I have abdominal pain and stones in the gall bladder, it means that the gall bladder is the culprit ...
Day No. 24 Removal of gall bladder does not cause problems long term
Day No. 25 Every person with gall stones should have gall bladder removed
Day No. 26 Gallstones can be effectively treated with non-surgical methods
Day No. 27 Gallstones lead to gas
Day No. 28 The gas I pass as flatus comes from swallowed air
Day No. 29 Gas is abnormal phenomenon
Day No. 30 It is abnormal when flatus gases light up
Day No. 31 Composition of flatus is the same among different people...
Day No. 32 Reports of explosions occurring in bowel are false...
Day No. 33 Frequency of flatus is proportional to the amount of gas in the colon...
Day No. 34 Older people produce more gas...
Day No. 35 All onions are created the same as far as gas is concerned...
Day No. 36 Men produce more gas than the women...
Day No. 37 It is harmful to hold the gas...
Day No. 38 Foul odor of flatus indicates disease of the bowel...
Day No. 39 Floating stool  is a sign of indigestion and malabsorption...
Day No. 40 Occasional blood in stool does not require medical attention...
Day No. 41 I have constipation because I am getting old...
Day No. 42 It is possible to pinpoint a specific cause for constipation after tests...
Day No. 43 Irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis are the same...
Day No. 44 Seeds and nuts are bad for diverticulosis...
Day No. 45 Polyps are always benign...
Day No. 46 Surgery is not an option, once colon cancer has spread beyond colon...
Day No. 47 Ischemic colitis usually requires surgery...
Day No. 48 Once affected, ischemic colitis keeps coming back...
Day No. 49 Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are diseases of the young...
Day No. 50 Hemorrhoids are abnormal veins...
Day No. 51 & on Digestive Myths and Healthy Realities by Dr. Minocha Continued......

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