After a 16-hour drive (in my new car, at least!), I’m back at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. While I will be seeing Dr. Fox for a neurostimulator check-up while I’m here, that’s not the main reason for my visit this time. I’m here for a two-week biofeedback program to address chronic constipation due […]
Like the proverbial cobbler who is so busy providing for his customers that his own children go without shoes, I have been so focused on counseling clients, completing my schooling, and helping others manage their gastroparesis, that I temporarily lost track of managing my own. Predictably, it caught up with me.
I first read about Haley Bullock’s experience with gastroparesis in the New York Times earlier this month. Since I love nothing more than a GP success story, I immediately emailed Haley. She was gracious enough to chat with me via phone last night and, I have to say, this spirited 23-year-old has truly figured out […]
This comes from my March 2010 newsletter. Sleep & Digestion It makes sense that digestive disturbances, such as heartburn, indigestion, and nausea, can disrupt healthy sleep patterns. But did you know that the amount and quality of your sleep can also affect your digestion? In fact, studies have shown that many patients with […]
According to several studies published since 2006, it’s estimated that about 4% of the U.S. population has some form of gastroparesis. For comparison, Celiac Disease and Crohn’s Disease are each estimated to affect about 1% of the population.