Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Last Shot: A Concert Photographer's Battle With Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 20-22

    Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of Maplewood​The weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Gluten-Free Summit Planned, and Not a Moment Too Soon​One person in 133 is gluten intolerant, and they're joining forces to hold the first Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit. The group will host the May 4 event in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to get legislators and food producers to follow the 2007 Food Allergen La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    The Latest in Petri Dish Fashion: Designer Intestinal Bacteria

    image viaThere's a high proportion of these intestinal bacteria, Firmicutes, in people who have a high-fat, high-sugar diet.​We all have a vast collection of bacteria in our intestines, a library, if you will. Most of these bacteria are friendly and helpful, allowing us to digest foods we woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    A Treasury of Dutch Illustrations About Constipated Women

    Earlier today, I went searching for a photograph of a toilet to illustrate a post about restaurant toilets being cleaner than restaurant high chairs. I found a perfectly adequate photo of a toilet.I also stumbled upon these illustrations, apparently from Holland, of constipated women. What more can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Video: Dave Grohl Mock-Sues Scissor Sisters For Jake Shears' Peek-A-Boo Balls

    (Via BIllboard) During a recent show, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears apparently exposed his testicles. Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl was in attendance, and filmed a hilarious video in which he discusses a mock-lawsuit he's filed against the band, Ticketmaster, the venue and others. The fallo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    No, Really, Escolar is the Shit(s)

    Image viaEscolar: Goes well with grilled asparagus, a four-pack of Charmin and a stack of magazines.​In this week's review of Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800), I praise chef Kevin Willmann's poached Hawaiian escolar.However, I do issue a parenthetical caution about escolar, in general: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    New York Times Reports on the Six "Ignored" Strains of E. Coli

    Image viaE. coli, magnified.​A terrifying article in today's New York Times should jump to the top of your must-read list. The headline of William Neuman's piece really says it all: "In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored."The most common strain of E. coli, responsible for most E. coli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The Sweet Scout Tries Gluten-Free Goodies

    User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia Commons​Gluten-free foods intrigue me. Why live without gluten? Celiac disease causes an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat; those suffering from celiac disease can suffer numerous health problems if they ingest it. However, recent studies have shown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.2

    The E. coli outbreak linked to Colorado's JBS Swift Beef Co. has hospitalized a dozen. (AP)McDonald's enters the "upscale" fast-food burger battle. (CNN Money)France resorts to a tax cut to get derrieres back in restaurant seats. (AP)

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.29

    A Colorado company recalls beef for possible E. coli contamination. (Reuters)Could eating farmed fish put you at risk for mad cow disease? (Reuters)An electronic "nose" can pinpoint a wine's origins down to the barrel. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.23

    The recall of Nestlé Toll House cookie dough for E. coli contamination could lead to as many as 200 layoffs. (CNN)A Chicago-area company has recalled ground beef contaminated with E. coli. (Chicago Breaking News)The Chinese love Bordeaux, apparently. (AP)

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.20

    In these belt-tightening times, Americans just can't get enough Spam and other low-cost foods. (AP)Outbreaks get all the attention, but last year one in four Americans suffered from food poisoning of some kind. (AP)Speaking of which: A scientist has found more diarrhea-causing toxins in crabs, oyste ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2008

    Please, Please Cheese Me

    Fascinating fromage

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    August 8, 2008
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    October 5, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Butt Out

    "...[D]onning togas and hamming it up for the camera outside of a Greek eatery, all before flocking to the closest drug store in search of a tube of Preparation H"?? So that's what they mean by "Greek Style"! -Unreal

  • News

    April 27, 2005

    Great Bowels Afire

    Unreal shills for Boeing (in song!), gets the straight poop on irritable bowel syndrome and sniffs out a local blogger. Plus: Is this billboard for a childhood center -- or a hot new album?

  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    Best Underground Club

    Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

  • Music

    July 30, 2003

    Public Enema

    For the noble souls of Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, relieving social constipation has become a real pain in the ass

  • News

    May 21, 2003