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Why Has My Metabolism Decreased With Age?

Metabolism slows with aging. Remember when you could eat anything you want and not gain an ounce? A slowing metabolism doesn’t allow you to do that anymore. Dr. Lynne Ahn, a board-certified gastroenterologist and anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist at Ahn Point Wellness, explains why your metabolism has decreased and suggests ways to boost metabolism. 

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Who Should See an Integrative Gastroenterologist?

As Wellesley, MA’s top integrative gastroenterologist, Dr. Lynne Ahn is contacted by many new patients who are not sure whether an integrative gastroenterologist is the kind of doctor they are looking for. The confusion is understandable — although integrative medicine programs are opening at top universities across the country, the idea of combining traditional medicine with holistic practices is still a newer approach than many patients are accustomed to.  

Board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Ahn shares the following information to help prospective patients better understand who can benefit from integrative gastroenterology.   

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Helpful Ways to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes symptoms like bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation and cramping. Research suggests that around 10 to 15% of Americans have this disorder, but that statistic is hard to pinpoint since at least half of people with IBS do not get a formal diagnosis. Women are about twice as likely to have IBS as men.

If you have IBS, you are no doubt already aware how uncomfortable the condition can be. Here, integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Lynne Ahn shares some useful tips for overcoming the worst of IBS. 

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Best Nutrients for Good Gut Health

Microbes in your gastrointestinal tract make up your gut biome. The majority of these microorganisms consist of bacteria. Maintaining the good bacteria in your gut and minimizing bad bacteria is key to a healthy, well-functioning gut. The health of the gut also affects the brain and immune system. There is a very strong gut-brain connection, so what is happening in the gut also affects the brain (mood and cognition). In addition, a huge proportion — approximately 70% — of our immune system is in our GI tract.

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