12 Days of Wellness – Day 2


Hi everyone, my name is Shelton McMullan. I’m a gastroenterologist at the Center for Digestive Disease here at MedStar Franklin
Square Medical Center. I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, and hopefully
offer some helpful tips in terms of eating and drinking during the holidays. A lot of
us, of course, already have GI symptoms such as heartburn, gas, and bloating. If we don’t
already, we might find that we develop these during the holidays especially, because of
the food and drink choices that we make. Some foods to look out for, foods that could trigger
GI symptoms that I just mentioned, are things like chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, and then
foods that are fried, fatty foods, things that are spicy. So just keeping those food
choices in mind I think will serve you well, not eating or drinking two to three hours
before you go to bed, and in general just sort of listening to your body and not overeating.
I hope that’s helpful. I want everyone to have a really safe and enjoyable holiday season,
and again, I’m Shelton McMullan. I’m a gastroenterologist here at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

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