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Reflux Redux

Get a handle on holiday eating with expert tips from a gastroenterologist at Touro.
December 18th, 2014 by: Dr.Vivek Huilgol

Looking forward to the holidays, but dreading the effect all of those multicourse family meals will have on your diet? Dr. Vivek Huilgol, a gastroenterologist at Touro Infirmary, offers tips to improve eating habits – from cutting down on stress and boredom-induced eating, to managing acid reflux – and a few rememdies to comfort and calm irritated GI systems. 

It's important to keep in mind that eating is innately tied to emotion and psychology. "Everybody has to eat," says Dr. Huilgol, who recently opened NOLA Gastro at Touro. "The truth of the matter is that food, especially at holidays, is about the social aspect. There is an emotional overlay to eating. Some of it's good, and some of it's stressful. You do want to try and take care of yourself as best you can."