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Is the reishe mushroom craze backed up by science?

Move over Celery juice there’s a new fad sweeping the pseudo medical/scientific world.  Reishe mushrooms is the newest health craze.  A lot more expensive than juicing celery, reishi mushrooms does have a bit of science to back it up.

The Reishi mushroom is a tough and woody fungus.  Both the above ground part of the mushroom as well as the mycelium (filaments connecting a group of mushrooms) are used as medicine to treat ailments…

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CBD, a product of the Marijuana plant, is often mischaracterized as a hallucinogenic agent. CBD is not the same as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the agent in marijuana that gives people that “high” sensation. Holistic health advocates suggest that CBD oil can act as a complementary therapy, helping patients stimulate apatite, relieve pain, and reduce nausea. The foundations on which these claims are built can be characterized as shaky at best.
CBD Oil: Unsubstantiated none-sense or lifesaving miracle?

Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is gaining a considerable amount of popularity among the holistic health world as a natural alternative to many medicines and treatments. There is a growing number of holistic health professionals who believe that CBD could have a dramatic and beneficial effect on patients being treated for cancer. 

CBD, a product of the Marijuana plant, is often mischaracterized as a hallucinogenic agent. CBD…

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Diverticulitis: The search for its cause continues

Diverticulitis, a painful disease of the colon, is caused when small pockets of the colon become infected and enflamed. The symptoms of the disease are harsh and can include constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

The small pockets, referred to as diverticula, occur when the muscle of the colon becomes weak. This weakness causes affected areas to push outward, resulting in the formation of the…

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A Patient Centered Surgery Protocol

The thought of going through colorectal surgery can be a daunting one for patients. Patients are told all sorts of rules about preparing themselves for surgery. Most of these rules are cautionary in nature, “don’t eat this…don’t do that…make sure you do not…” All these restrictions can be incredibly stressful to keep track of. More stress is certainly one thing colorectal surgery patients do not need more of. 

In order to quell…

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Can Cranberries Inhibit Cancer Cell Viability?

What would the holiday season be without delicious cranberries? Cranberries are a very unique fruit. Cranberries or Vaccinium Macrocarpon, have acidic taste that usually overwhelms its sweetness and is always part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  

But what are the health benefits of Cranberries. Drinking cranberry juice or enjoying cranberry sauce with your Turkey and trimmings, can’t hurt but certainly won’t help cure cancer or…

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Take Charge of Your Health this Movember

Listen up guys, this blog is for you. Its #Movember. You know, that month where all the bros don’t shave. Well it’s kind of more than just that. Movember is all about bringing awareness to men’s health issues, and getting men to take control of their health. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles wants to spend some time discussing the men’s health issues we work to combat everyday. 

Men can often neglect their health, failing to complete…

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Diet and colon cancer risk
How your diet can prevent colon cancer

Diet has a lot to do with the health of our bodies’, including the health of our colons. The colon is an incredibly important part of our digestive systems and is susceptible to diseases like colon cancer.

Research has shown that there is a high correlation between obesity and having a higher risk of colon cancer. This research shows us that diet and other lifestyle choices play an important role in protecting ourselves from colon cancer,…

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Souther California Super Doctors 2019
Dr. Ellenhorn and Dr. Nasseri honored as 2019 Souther California Super Doctors

The Surgery Group of Los Angeles is incredibly honored to have both Dr. Joshua Ellenhorn and Dr. Yosef Nasseri included on the 2019 Southern California Super Doctors list. Dr. Ellenhorn and Dr. Nasseri are part of  only 5 percent of physicians within Southern California who are given this honor.

The Selection Process:

The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers who…

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How your genetics can affect the likelihood of getting colorectal cancer

Did you know that researchers discovered several factors that increase a person’s risk of colorectal cancer?

Our DNA, given to us by our parents, contains a series of genes that control almost everything about us. Some of these genes control cell growth, cell division into new cells, and cell death. The gene that moderate these processes are referred to as Tumor Suppressor Genes.

When all is right in our bodies, our Tumor Suppressor…

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But first Coffee?

SGLA’s Dr. Yosef Nasseri is taking a look at how drinking coffee effects patients after gastrointestinal surgery in a brand new study.

Previous studies have been able to show that coffee does stimulate colonic activity. Dr. Nasseri’s study,  which is mentioned in the most recent issue of Cedars-Sinai Discoveries Magazine, is unique because it examines whether drinking coffee has positive effects on the recovery time for gastrointestinal…

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