Dr. Jay's Blog

Are The Carbohydrates In Your Diet Causing Your Arthritis?..

Date: January 22, 2019 | Time: 2:52pm | Posted By: Jay Cullinane

Osteoarthritis is often referred to as the wear and tear type of arthritis. It can occur in any joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that destroys joint tissue. Past joint injuries, high impact physical jobs and age have long been considered risk factors for developing osteoarthritis. Since the obesity epidemic began in the 1980s, obesity has been recognized as one of the most likely risk factors for osteoarthritis in the knee. Obese people have twice the risk of developing.... <view entire article>

Is Your Yogurt As Healthy As You Think?..

Date: December 21, 2018 | Time: 3:24pm | Posted By: Jay Cullinane

Yogurt is viewed by many people as being a healthy food. It contains protein, calcium, iodine and B vitamins. It is also a source of probiotics, friendly bacteria that are essential for digestion and intestinal health. What's not to like? Unfortunately with many yogurts on the market, there is plenty not to like.Yogurt is a fermented milk product. That fermentation process is accomplished by bacteria digesting the sugar lactose in milk. The natural fermentation reduces the amount of sugar in.... <view entire article>

Eating Strawberries May Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)..

Date: November 26, 2018 | Time: 3:21pm | Posted By: Jay Cullinane

Inflammatory bowel disease which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have gone from being a rare and relatively unknown disease in the early 1980s to a common problem diagnosed in 3 million adults in the U.S. in 2015. Who knows how many undiagnosed cases there were in 2015. Current treatments include medications and surgery. People with IBD have a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.Among the suspected factors in the increase are a sedentary lifestyle and a diet high in.... <view entire article>