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Testing for IBS: Measuring Intestinal Bacteria, Yeast (Candida), and Parasites

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If you suffer from IBS and other digestive problems then it is very possible that you have a microbial imbalance in your digestive tract. The IBS Treatment Center is proud to be one of the few clinics in the country where you can now get DNA testing to measure the presence of the bacteria, yeast […]

Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has been conventionally defined not by what it is, but by what it is not, therefore successfully discovering its cause has been impossible, because the cause was thought to be unknown. It’s really been nothing more than a guessing game, and you get to be the guinea pig. Fortunately that has […]

Getting Tested for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Since 2005 the IBS Treatment Center has successfully treated thousands of patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. We understand the discomfort, frustration and embarrassment you have experienced, and we are here to help you. The cause of IBS varies from person to person, which is what makes it so difficult for most doctors […]

Get Your Lab Results!

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Have you ever been to the doctor and had blood taken for laboratory tests? Do you always get your lab results? Do you even hear back at all from the doctor? All too often in medicine people have lab tests run and then never learn the outcome of those tests. It’s tempting to assume that […]

Skin Testing for Allergies: Does it work?

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For several decades skin testing has been the standard way to test for allergies. The potential allergen is injected under or scratched into the skin, and any resulting inflammation (also known as wheal) is measured. The size of the wheal supposedly determines whether or not an allergy is diagnosed. This technique leaves a lot to […]

Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems, then it’s very possible that you have a microbial imbalance in your digestive tract. We (at the IBS Treatment Center) are proud to be one of the few clinics in the country where you can now get DNA testing to measure the presence […]

Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Food Allergies & Bacteria

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Two kinds of tests are recommended for nearly all IBS patients – food allergy testing, which is a blood test; and testing for bacteria, yeast, and parasites, which is done by stool testing. Problems in any of these areas can alone cause IBS, but it is very common to have a combination of both a […]

Is Skin Prick Test Effective for Allergy Diagnosis?

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For several decades skin testing has been the standard way to test for allergies. The potential allergen is injected under or scratched into the skin, and any resulting inflammation (also known as wheal) is measured. The size of the wheal supposedly determines whether or not an allergy is diagnosed. This technique leaves a lot to […]

Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Because IBS has been conventionally defined not by what it is, but by what it is not, successfully discovering its cause has been impossible, because the cause was thought to be unknown. It’s really been nothing more than a guessing game, and you get to be the guinea pig. Fortunately that has now all changed. […]

Former “Junk” DNA Now Thought to Have Enormous Implications for Human Health

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Researchers used to think that most of our DNA was not actually doing much. Now they realize that this hugely complex, incredibly vast set of DNA information is actually doing very important work.  If we learn to better understand evolution, we’ll understand that everything means something important. For example, our appendix is an important organ, […]

What is SIBO Testing?

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SIBO stands for “small intestine bacterial overgrowth.” It is currently popular in some parts of the IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) medical community to view SIBO as the primary cause of irritable bowel syndrome, and to use special testing and special antibiotics to treat SIBO. This article will explore the facts and science behind this approach […]

DNA Microbial Profile: Measuring Intestinal Bacteria, Yeast (Candida), and Parasites

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If you suffer from IBS and other digestive problems then it is very possible that you have a microbial imbalance in your digestive tract. My clinic (The IBS Treatment Center) is proud to be one of the few clinics in the country where you can now get DNA testing to measure the presence of the […]

Testing for IBS Triggers: Comprehensive GI Functional Panel

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The Comprehensive GI (gastrointestinal) Function Panel includes everything in the DNA Microbial Profile as well as several other tests that evaluate the overall function of the digestive tract. These tests include inflammatory markers, digestive markers, measurement of absorption, pH, occult blood, and several other tests. Each is described below. Inflammatory Markers Beneficial Short Chain Fatty […]

IBS Testing: The Standard Food Allergy Profile

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The Standard Food Allergy Profile test takes the guesswork out of treating your IBS and saves you a great deal of time, effort, and discomfort. And if by chance your test happens to be negative, you can quickly move on to other potential causes of your problem without spending valuable time on an unsuccessful elimination […]