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Patient’s Non-stop Acid Reflux Continues Despite Efforts to Improve Diet

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“My non-stop acid reflux continues despite my efforts to drastically improve my diet.  I work with nutritionists and naturopathic consultants, and take excellent vitamins and supplements per their recommendations.  I am following the Specific Carbohydrate diet about 90% of the time.  I also just had a 24-hour PH Metry test done, but got so sick […]

Out of Town Patient Learns That One Trip to IBS Treatment Center Can Change Her Life

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been close to a year since I traveled to Seattle. Nearly a year later, I AM DOING SO GOOD!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
 Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself that this is just another success story – but, trust me this success is HUGE. My friends, family and local docs […]

Get to Know the Doctors at the IBS Treatment Center: Dr. Stephen Wangen

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I was diagnosed with IBS in 1994. Unfortunately, that didn’t make any real difference in my health. So while in medical school I began to research my problem and discovered that I had celiac disease, a reaction to wheat and other common grains. When I began practicing medicine I found that because of my personal […]

Patient, “My Gastroenterologist Apologized Because He Hadn’t Taken Me Seriously.”

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Now I am finally feeling like I thought I should. Even more than the treatment, I was glad that I went to the IBS Treatment Center simply because they were the first people to really listen to me and treat me like I was telling the truth. My gastroenterologist actually apologized to me because he […]

Symptoms of Food Allergies

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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 […]

Patient Finally Finds Relief From Heartburn

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“I wanted to send you an update. I have not once had heartburn or indigestion, both of which I’ve had since high school. I want to thank the whole team at the IBS Treatment Center for all they have done. I continually tell people about my experience with you all and encourage others to make […]

Patient Finally Finds Relief from Bloating

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“I began having bloating (severe) in my late teens. For many months I just brushed it aside not really thinking I actually had a medical problem. As time went on, the bloating became more intense and for longer periods of time. My family practitioner would prescribe me an antibiotic and while on it, and several […]

Insurance Companies are Vulnerable to Cyber-attack

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Anthem Inc., one of the largest health insurance companies in the USA has reported that they have had data stolen by hackers.  Anthem Blue Cross and several other health insurance companies are owned by Anthem Inc. Data apparently includes names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and email addresses.  This information is sufficient to […]

Patient Scours the Globe for IBS Specialist

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“My husband and I are missionaries and have lived out of the country the last three years.  Since leaving the country I have been sick with stomach issues.  I have had four colonoscopies, seen numerous doctors outside the country and in the US as well, all with no answers. The last thing that I was […]

Patient Finds Relief From IBS After 30 Years of Suffering

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I was diagnosed with IBS when I was in my late twenties. I have had bouts with diarrhea and constipation for 30 years! Some were embarrassing moments when running for a restroom while at Target, and not making it, to always passing gas and spending a lot of time in bathrooms. I would try to […]

Mommy, I have a Tummy Ache: Kids & IBS

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An excerpt from our January 2015 e-newsletter. Click HERE to read the entire article. It’s not uncommon for Jennifer to hear, “Mommy, I have a tummy ache.” Her daughter, Lauren, complains about stomach pain quite often. But Lauren isn’t the only one who feels ill more often than she should. Jennifer gets stomach aches too. […]

Patient Learns IBS is More Than “Stress”

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A great letter from a former patient. “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 when I started having severe stomach aches along with bloating and large, […]

Patient Uses Gludairyzyme to Help with Restaurant Accident

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From a former patient at the IBS Treatment Center. Hi Dr. Wangen, I went to an Italian restaurant on Sunday night. About the fifth bite in, I noticed the small strand of regular wheat spaghetti in my bowl. I had gluten ataxia by the time I got home. But I took some Gludairyzyme, some typical […]

Yes, You Can Have Healthy Digestion!

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Digestion should be the natural process of an exquisitely complex system that converts food into the materials needed for life: vitamins, minerals, fats, amino acids (proteins), and sugars (carbohydrates). From the average person’s point of view, it is a relatively easy, even unremarkable process, something you take for granted. But from a medical viewpoint it […]

Article Breaks Down the Deductibles of Various Health Plans

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This recent article from Forbes Magazine does a decent job of describing some of the terms in health insurance policies.  However, some additional information is needed. The deductibles and maximum out of pocket limits only apply to “covered charges” and there are different rules for in-network vs. out-of-network providers. Many plans that offer out of […]

Patient Finds Cure for Chronic Heartburn

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It’s commonly believed that heartburn is the result of overeating. Although 116 million Americans may overeat, the size of the meal has no scientific correlation with the frequency of heartburn. “Then we must be producing too much stomach acid,” you say. Having too much acid production is very rare. In fact, the opposite is the […]

Do You Have Good Digestion?

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Digestion should be the natural process of an exquisitely complex system that converts food into the materials needed for life: vitamins, minerals, fats, amino acids (proteins), and sugars (carbohydrates). From the average person’s point of view, it is a relatively easy, even unremarkable process, something you take for granted. But from a medical viewpoint it […]

IBS Patient Finally Finds Help After 20 Years of Searching

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I first experienced IBS symptoms in 1992, at the age of 21 and I lived with it for 15 years. I tried everything to find a solution including visits to about 10 doctors (G.I. specialists, OB/GYN, Internal Med., allergist, kinesiologist and chiropractors). I read several books on IBS and tried elimination diets. I was tested […]

Patient Finally Finds Proper Treatment For IBS

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This letter comes from a former (cured!) patient of the IBS Treatment Center. Patients have come to the IBS Treatment Center from all over. They have visited our clinics in Seattle, WA and Santa Monica, CA from 49 states and from every continent on the planet. Some of these patients had even spent a considerable […]

Probiotics: 4 Quick Facts

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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, it is common to hear from patients who have tried probiotics that the supplements offered no improvement or even made them […]