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According to the market research firm Mintel, in 2019, U.S. consumers spent approximately $5.1 billion on digestive-health products such as antacids, laxatives, antidiarrheals, and other stomach remedies. That figure is projected to increase as more and more people suffer from gut-related illnesses and discomforts. The year 2020 was a doozy for everyone, and indigestion was on the rise as people suffered stress that affected their gut health.

Another reason many more people are experiencing stomach problems is the rising fascination with fad diets. The Keto diet, a low-carb diet, a low-fat diet, high fiber diets, vegetarian diets, vegan diets, the Paleo diet – there are too many to list. While there are beneficial aspects to most diet plans, it is important to focus on healthy choices behind what you choose to eat.

Fat diets often fail people because they require unnatural eating habits that overly restrict entire food groups. On the whole, Americans have a dysfunctional attitude toward food. Fad diets are nothing new, as a new diet plan will sweep the country every five years or so. Most of the time, the latest fad diet will be the exact opposite of the one before it – leaving people confused, bewildered, fat, and feeling miserable.

Many fad diets leave people in a very uncomfortable state, with constipation being a common theme. When there is an over-emphasis on restriction and a lesser emphasis on including fiber, fruits, and vegetables in a diet, our gut health will suffer. Fiber has a powerful impact on gut health by moving foods along through the digestive tract and emptying the tract of unwanted buildups. Long-term effects of constipation can become extremely profound, causing impacted bowels, hemorrhoids, and other medical conditions.

A healthy diet promotes a healthy gut. The problem with fad diets is that they concentrate more on losing weight than they do on your health. Health and nutrition go hand in hand, and they need to be seen as a lifestyle. Going back and forth with the latest fad diet will cause stress to your body that will not promote optimal health.

David P. Yamini, MD, always suggests that people eat real, whole foods full of variety. Yes, limiting processed foods can benefit your health and help you lose weight, but restricting all carbs is not necessary. If you are experiencing gut-related health concerns, contact our practice to learn how you can adapt your diet and thrive.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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