IBS

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.
We will be on the highway, close to a rest area, and my husband will ask if I need to stop. "Nope," I say. "All good." So, we drive past the rest area, and its mostly clean toilets and head on down the highway. A few miles down the road, there's usually a sign that says, "No restrooms for the next 100 miles" or something like that. Instantly, Anxiety and IBS, start talking to me.
Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.
While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.
Mental illness is a superpower. I wish my mother had lived long enough for me to have told her that.
We do not live in a glass bubble. We are constantly coated by a microbial bath. Once the gut ecology is rebalanced using
The "gotta go" feeling can pop up anywhere and at anytime and if a public restroom is not available, business owners currently can refuse access to an employee-only restroom to people with these debilitating digestive diseases.
To those suffering from IBS, the pain can be quite debilitating. But there are some ways to find relief from IBS. Here are just a few of them.
We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.
The small intestine is full of bacteria, and that's a good thing: We need a robust population of bacteria in both the small and large intestine to stay healthy. But when there are too many of the wrong kind of bacteria in the inappropriate place, symptoms like the above arise.
Learning to read ingredient labels is going to be the biggest challenge in the beginning. Read: Eat natural, whole foods that are low FODMAP and stay away from processed foods, dressings and marinades and certain snacks.
I don't know how else to explain the experience besides saying we put a pause on real life and took a break. We let ourselves immerse in nothing but fun and joy and forgot about everything else temporarily.
Why has the gluten-free trend taken off like wildfire in the last few years while the FODMAP diet has not really caught on even though it was developed way back in 1999 and shown to have a high success rate for people with IBS and even other gastrointestinal issues?
I ran into an old friend at the Chicago Board of Trade yesterday and he told me the following joke: "What does Obamacare and CME Group's new data fees have in common? One is 28,000 pages the other is 18 pages and both were voted on without anyone reading them."
In the early 1900s, Byron Robinson, physician and researcher, wrote The Abdominal and Pelvic Brain, in which he explains
Through the science of functional medicine, a new way of thinking about how to solve this (and every other!) complex health problem, you can fix this problem quickly by simple changes in diet and a few other simple strategies.
Although unrealistic, I kind of like dreaming about opening a restaurant. Especially after a week of "tummy troubles" and a weekend spent in the hospital after a battle with my small intestine.
Although everyone is stressed out to some degree, and everyone has occasions where they feel their negative emotions in their gut, those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) seem to have an enhanced sensitivity to the feedback that the gut sends to the brain.