Tag: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

We have all experienced gas and bloating to some extent, but many of us experience it on a regular basis. The trouble is, gas and bloating are symptoms of a wide range of digestive conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, Candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, indigestion, and food sensitivities are common causes of gas and bloating. But how can you tell…

Quick Facts and 9 Simple Tips for IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month—a time for individuals and communities across the country to spread awareness about irritable bowel syndrome and the millions of Americans it affects every day. Coast to coast, activities and events are in the works to help people understand this debilitating disorder, its signs and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. Quick Facts about…

Multi-Strain Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There are over 1000 species of bacteria that naturally occur in the human digestive tract. A high diversity of bacteria is characteristic of a healthy gut balance. Increasingly, researchers and doctors are recommending multi-strain probiotic formulas to reflect the natural diversity found in a healthy gut. Because each strain has unique characteristics and functions, a multi-strain probiotic may be the…

My Review Of The Wheat Belly Cookbook

I was honored to interview Dr. William Davis for my newest book, Heart of Perfect Health last year. You may have heard of him, as he’s been featured on television programs from CBS This Morning to The Dr. Oz Show .  Dr. Davis is a preventive cardiologist and author of Wheat Belly: Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back…

Magnesium and Your Colon

Magnesium is a mineral necessary to every organ in the body. Whole grains, nuts, and leafy green vegetables are particularly rich in magnesium, and although many foods contain magnesium, most people do not consume enough of this essential mineral. Further, certain health conditions, such as intestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and kidney disease can deplete magnesium levels. So…

Hypnotherapy for IBS

  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder that involves abdominal pain and discomfort along with abnormal bowel habits of constipation, diarrhea, or an alternation between the two. Symptoms outside the digestive tract are also common in IBS. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of people are affected by IBS, though only a small proportion of them see…

Alcohol Consumption and Your Gut

  Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is gut condition in which there are abnormally large numbers of gut bacteria in the terminal ileum of the small intestine (the end of the small intestine, just before the colon). SIBO is one form of dysbiosis, or gut imbalance. Normally, the colon is where gut bacteria greatly increase in number, with the small…

High-Dose Probiotics

Probiotic use for digestive conditions has seen a gradual increase in dosage over the past couple decades. Doses of 7 billion were thought to be very high just ten years ago, while average doses were about 250 million. Today, an average probiotic dose is around 1–5 billion with high-dose probiotics ranging from 30 to 450 billion or more. This increase…

Anxiety—It’s Not All in Your Head

  The gut-brain connection is fascinating. It involves an intimate communication between the gut and the brain, and it goes in both directions—from the brain to the gut, and from the gut to the brain. I mean, isn’t it cool that what happens in your gut can affect your brain? Yet another study looking at the gut-brain connection has found…

Exercise for IBS

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Weekly challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us! Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder characterized by abdominal pain and discomfort, and…