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Patient Finds IBS Relief After 50 Years of Suffering!

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We receive a lot of great letters and emails from our patients. Here’s a sweet one from Susan Weir. In the third grade I remember complaining constantly about having stomach aches and was actually put on anti-anxiety medication. I have struggled with this throughout my 52 years. Things really got bad about 6 years ago […]

“I Was Poisoning My Body Every Day Without Realizing It!

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From a recent patient at the IBS Treatment Center. I am a 43 year old female and I have been having stomach/digestive trouble since I was a baby. My mother used to say I had a “nervous stomach.” Well, things reached a peak when I was 39. I got to the point where I couldn’t […]

Celiac Disease vs Gluten Sensitivity: The Sensitive Side of the Story

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Most people who react to gluten do not have celiac disease. This is not a new problem, although it is only now beginning to be acknowledged by the general medical community. Fifteen years ago most doctors didn’t understand the importance of celiac disease. We are now at that same place with gluten sensitivity. What symptoms […]

What Causes IBS?

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The cause of IBS varies from person to person, which is what makes irritable bowel syndrome and the symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain so difficult for most doctors to treat. However, through proper testing you will be able to identify the exact cause or causes of your symptoms and live […]

Report: How Your Health Insurance Company Can Still Take Advantage of You, Despite Obamacare

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For corporations, healthcare is a business, and their mission is to make money. That is not patient-centered care. The point is to focus on what the patient needs to get better. Consider this recent article from the Huffington Post. Excerpt: To save money, insurance companies will be stricter about approving and paying for medical treatments, […]

What is a Food Allergy?

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Let’s start with the word allergy. When people hear the words food allergy, some people think that they have a pretty good idea about what that means. The first thought is often of anaphylaxis, which is swelling of the tongue or throat that could be life threatening. This is typically the assumption when we are […]

Symptoms of Food Allergies (Part 2)

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As discussed in part one, food allergies can cause many more problems than you or your doctor probably realize. After having worked with thousands of patients with food allergies, we know this to be true. Symptoms list continued from Part 1: Acne Yes, acne really does have a lot do with your diet. If you […]

Symptoms of Food Allergies (Part 1)

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Food allergies can cause a lot more problems than you or your doctor probably realize. After having worked with thousands of patients with food allergies, we know this to be true. Although there is plenty of published research on the symptoms of food allergies, there is also a lot of misunderstanding due to conflicting definitions […]

Washington Post: Backlash Has Begun Against Gluten-Free Dieters

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You have heard the criticism: gluten free is a fad. While it is true that some people choosing to eat gluten free are doing so for reasons other than real medical problems, that shouldn’t cause us to stop supporting those who really do have medical reasons for avoiding gluten. Excerpt from The Washington Post: People […]

IBS and Gall Bladder Issues

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Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain often wonder if they have a problem with their gallbladder. Problems with the gallbladder can indeed cause IBS symptoms. However, many people find that having their gallbladder removed did little or nothing to help their IBS, or even […]

What Makes the IBS Treatment Center Different?

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The IBS Treatment Center is the world leader in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. At the IBS Treatment Center, we don’t just diagnose digestive problems: we solve them. These include irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and other related disorders. Since 2005 the IBS Treatment Center has successfully treated thousands of […]

Patient Success Story: Reaction to Food Does Not Always Mean Food Allergy

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Laura is a 35-year-old mother of two who had been experiencing fatigue, headaches, bouts of constipation and diarrhea, and obnoxious bloating. At times she looked and felt six months pregnant due to the bloating. When Laura first came to see us, she was certain she must have a food allergy or intolerance. She knew she […]

The Ecosystem in the Digestive Tract & Your Stomach Issues

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Inside the digestive tube is a vast ecosystem where some 100 trillion bacteria live. This should not alarm you. We have been conditioned to think of bacteria as something bad, and the thought that we have 100 trillion “bugs” inhabiting our body can make us feel slightly queasy. Although some bacteria are bad, others are […]

Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Sensitivity: Defining Celiac Disease

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How many times have you read that celiac disease is the worst form of gluten intolerance? Or perhaps you’ve heard that celiac disease is the potential end-stage of gluten intolerance? Certainly you’ve probably read that gluten sensitivity isn’t nearly as severe as celiac disease. These statements are often repeated, and they sound fairly logical. But […]

Painkillers Can Cause High Blood Pressure & Stomach Damage

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Americans consume an estimated $2 billion per year in over-the-counter painkillers like Tylenol, Advil and Motrin. The most common reason for taking these drugs is for arthritis. However, these drugs are not without side-effects. It also doesn’t take as much as you might think to cause damage. And the variety of side effects includes high […]

USA Spends Most on Healthcare and Has the Least Healthy Population

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From CBS News… There are many lessons to learn from this news but probably the most important is this: Insurance driven healthcare choices are not resulting in the best healthcare.  The countries with the best health have systems that incorporate more than just drugs into their treatment options. Excerpt: Overall, the U.K. and Switzerland were […]

Your Diet Can Trigger Headaches

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Many people with chronic headaches suffer from them for years with no permanent relief. Whether or not you have migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or an undetermined form of headache, it is very possible that you are suffering from food allergy-induced inflammation. Recent research on migraines indicates that food allergies mediated by IgG-type antibodies […]

What Causes Sinusitis and Runny Nose?

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Sinus infection (sinusitis) and runny nose are inflammatory conditions that result in mucous production and congestion. This leads to the resulting problems of sinus pressure headaches, a runny nose, or stuffy ears. Then What Causes Inflammation? Inflammation is caused by anything that can activate the immune system. It can be caused by a bacterial, fungal, […]

Bacteria That’s Bad for Your Gut

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What makes a bad bacteria bad? The worst bacteria (the ugly) either directly destroy tissue by feeding upon it or produce a toxin that destroys tissue. Other bacteria (the bad) react negatively to food, or are poor fermenters of food, creating IBS symptoms like gas and diarrhea. And some species of yeast and bacteria are […]

What Really Causes Acne?

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A majority of acne cases, as well as many other skin blemishes, are caused by food allergies. Hormone imbalances may also play a role, but are largely over-rated. Fortunately both are treatable. How Do Food Allergies Cause Acne? Food allergies are the number one cause of acne, and the worse the acne the more likely […]

Probiotics – What You Need to Know

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You may have heard that probiotics might help with your IBS symptoms. But do you need them? Which ones? How many? Probiotics, or supplements containing strains of good bacteria that normally live in the intestinal tract, are frequently taken by individuals suffering from digestive upset in an attempt to improve their symptoms. In our practice, […]

Common Causes of IBS: Yeast (Candida)

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Yeast infections, or yeast overgrowth, are a common result of antibiotic use. Yeast is also considered normal flora at low populations, since it is often found in the digestive tract. However, remember that normal does not necessarily mean good. Yeast, especially the most common type called Candida, invades tissue and is a general irritant. Its […]

Science News Report: Separating Wheat From Chaff in Gluten Sensitivity

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A recent article from ScienceNews.org provides a better overview of the challenges related to gluten sensitivity. Excerpt from ScienceNews.org: There are two well-established conditions that require people to avoid gluten. Celiac disease, an immune response to gluten that produces severe inflammation of the small intestine, afflicts about 0.75 percent of the population.  A wheat allergy, […]