• Polyps: What Are They? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    When anyone has an exploratory procedure done any result other than ‘all clear’ can be scary. One word that seems to be unclear among our patients is Polyp. Simply put polyps are abnormal growths. These growths are often benign, but can be cancerous.¬†Polyps can occur throughout the large intestine, but are more commonly found in

  • Toilet Sitting 101 – Dr. Margarita Murphy

    There has been a lot of discussion lately on the correct way to sit on the toilet when pooping. The science is clear, in America our toilets are made for comfort not health. When you sit on a standard toilet, when your legs bent at a 90 degree ankle you are essentially putting pressure on

  • Carbonated Water- What to Look Out For

    If you kicked your soda habit we tip our hats to you. Addiction to those sugary filled, carbonated, caffeinated treats is nothing to scoff at, but we assure you your gut (and overall health) thank you! But if you are one of the many that traded in this vice for the healthier option of carbonated

  • Seasonal Eating for Colon Health ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    According to the Colon Cancer Foundation 50-75% of colorectal cancer can be prevented through lifestyle changes like healthy eating. While the links may not be founded in substantial research just yet new studies have found connections to eating certain fruits and vegetables and a lower risk of colon cancer. As a general rule of thumb