The Gut-Brain Connection

My assistant recently returned from the latest Institute for Functional Medicine conference in southern Florida. For those not familiar with Functional Medicine it is a personalized medicine that deals with…

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Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

  The gut-brain axis involves the connection of the gut to the brain. This connection goes in both directions—from the brain to the gut and from the gut to the…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What Is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), not to be confused with the more serious IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), used to be considered a functional disorder of the intestines. That…

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Depression

What Is Depression? The American Psychiatric Association has created a text called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) in their attempt to define and classify depressive…

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