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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 […]

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 […]

Gluten Intolerance and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Like many people who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you may have discovered that you are gluten intolerant. Or maybe you have IBS symptoms and are wondering if you are gluten intolerant. The diagnosis of IBS of course is (or was) of no real help to you, and it really is of […]

Study Explores Connection Between Reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This 10 year study found a strong correlation between reflux and IBS. We are not surprised. Many of our IBS patients experience reflux, and often both the reflux and the IBS is gone once they receive treatment here. But you don’t have to have IBS to be successfully treated for reflux. Excerpt from the study […]

Does Stress Cause IBS?

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Most physicians are trained to think of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as stress induced or as a type of psychosomatic disorder. There has not been an easy medication cure for IBS, therefore it has been framed in a way that suggests that it is more your problem than the physicians. Although some cases of IBS […]

Does Stress Cause IBS?

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Most physicians are trained to think of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as stress induced or as a type of psychosomatic disorder. This is because there has not been an easy medication cure for IBS, therefore it has been framed in a way that suggests that it is more your problem than the physicians. If you […]

How IBS Can Cause Iron Deficiency and Anemia?

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Many patients who have digestive problems are also anemic due to low iron or low vitamin B12 levels. This problem causes fatigue, so it should be of interest to many people. Being anemic and having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not unusual and there is a logical reason for it. First we’ll discuss anemia and […]

Report Overstates Claim That IBS No Longer Only Functional Disorder

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A recent article from Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News touts major changes in the way that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is viewed. But there’s more to it than that. “For the first time, investigators have documented structural abnormalities in the small bowel of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These findings “will fundamentally change our thinking on […]

What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (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 […]

Causes of IBS: Intestinal Microorganisms and Parasites

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Our intestines are a rich and thriving ecosystem, when we are healthy. The massive surface of our intestines (about the same as a tennis court) provides everything needed for life – space, moisture, and nutrients. Given the ubiquity of anti-bacterial products in our society, many people are surprised to learn that they have about 10 […]

Food Allergies: A Cause of IBS

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Most people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” Most people think they have a pretty good understanding of food allergies. You may […]

Is Traditional Medicine Finally Ready to Acknowledge IBS?

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The Mayo Clinic has found a round about way to offer up a mea culpa. They aren’t apologizing for not ever having helped anyone solve their Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but a Mayo clinic doctor is at least acknowledging that there are many causes for IBS. However, this isn’t a study, as the article suggests. […]

Parasites and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Parasites – another cause of IBS symptoms. These symptoms range from diarrhea, constipation and gas, to bloating, cramps, nausea, poor digestion, fatigue, muscle aches, bleeding, rectal itching, and abdominal pain. They are linked to many, many symptoms. Parasites cannot live without you. You provide them living space and food, but unlike friendly bacteria, parasites do […]

5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Detect Your Own Food Allergy

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Reason #1: One major obstacle to figuring out which foods are problematic is that, even on an elimination diet, you may not have truly eliminated all of your allergenic foods. Assumptions are often made about which foods are allergenic and which foods are not. These assumptions are often wrong. Even on an elimination diet you […]

Study Explores Effects of IgG antibodies and Additives on the Course of Crohn’s Disease

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This is great to see! I believe it’s the first study connecting IgG food reactions to Crohn’s disease.  But before you take a look at the study, here’s a quick overview of IgG and IgE antibodies. What does IgG and IgE mean? The immune system produces numerous kinds of antibodies, called immunoglobulins. IgE and IgG […]

Review: Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and is responsible for the springiness and stretchiness of bread. Allergies and intolerances to gluten have been the subject of intensive research over the past decade. Much of this research has focused on celiac disease, which is a special form of gluten intolerance. It is […]

Report: Western Diet not so good for healthy gut microbial community

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Very interesting article! Worth noting:“The combination of these processes can undoubtedly contribute to development of many metabolic disorders associated with obesity,” the authors write. From PhysiciansBriefing.com: Fructose and Sugar Substitutes Alter Gut Microbiota FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — High consumption of fructose, artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols affect host-gastrointestinal microbe interactions and may contribute […]

Study Shows That Any Food Can Be An Allergen

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Anything can be an allergen. Even carrots! I never assume that any one food is good or bad for everyone. Everyone is different. Study: Component-resolved in vitro diagnosis of carrot allergy in three different regions of Europe. BACKGROUND:Carrot is a frequent cause of food allergy in Europe. The objective of this study was to evaluate […]

Candida (Yeast) and IBS

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What are the symptoms of Candida? Yeast can cause a large number of symptoms, including all of those of irritable bowel syndrome – gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. How do you get Candida? Candida are a normal part of the environment. However, a problem occurs when they get out of balance with the […]

Candida Q&A

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One of the more common causes of digestive problems is Candida, or yeast. Although there are other types of yeast, Candida is the word usually used to describe a problem with yeast. Although many people think of yeast infections as a female problem, yeast is an organism that can colonize any orifice. In the mouth […]

Bacteria: The Bad and Ugly

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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 […]