Marie F. Steinmetz, MD, is board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in management of fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. Turmeric, the bold yellow-orange spice that adds color to your curry, has been a staple of Indian cuisine for millennia. Long used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, we are now confirming in the laboratory…

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Marie F. Steinmetz, MD, is board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in management of fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. Shakespeare never said it, but “The gut’s the thing.” Our gastrointestinal system can be the determining factor of whether we live in health or dis-ease. The gut is an intricately interconnected system with…

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Marie F. Steinmetz, MD, is board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in management of fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. Digestive troubles could signal a common, but often overlooked, condition called small intestine bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. The reason doctors often miss it is that the symptoms are very similar to irritable bowel…

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