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7 IBS Tips to Preserve Your Sanity and Enjoy the Holidays

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Bruce loves the holidays. And he dreads them, too. Every year, Bruce gets anxious about the trip to visit his family for the holidays. Will he get there without an embarrassing incident? Will the drive be miserable because of his constant worry of finding a bathroom when he urgently needs one? And then there is […]

The History of the IBS Treatment Center

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Dr. Stephen Wangen, co-founder of the IBS Treatment Center, has been successfully helping people resolve irritable bowel syndrome and chronic digestive problems since 1999. This success culminated in the 2005 opening of the IBS Treatment Center, the first clinic in the nation to focus solely on addressing this debilitating condition. In conjunction with the new […]

Patient Curious if IBS Treatment Center is Right Fit

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Question from a recent patient before coming to see us. “I have been diagnosed with IBS. I am not sure I am a candidate for your center as I have been through a number of trails already from antibiotics, probiotics, enzymes, to detoxifying complexes. I have also been on the Low Fodmap diet since January, […]

Patient Couldn’t Use Seatbelt Because of IBS Discomfort

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This story comes from a recent patient of the IBS Treatment Center. Her name has been changed to protect her privacy. Stacy came to the IBS Treatment Center because she had terrible abdominal pain and bloating. She hadn’t been able to enjoy being outdoors or her favorite hobby (gardening). Stacy was especially anxious because even […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who We Are: The Innate Health Group

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The Innate Health Group was designed and created to reintroduce something that has been missing in medicine, a belief that you are capable of being healthier if given a better understanding of your body. We subscribe to the scientific method and the theory of evolution. We know that in most cases health is something that […]

Causes of IBS Include 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 trillion […]

Migraines Solved with Dietary Change

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We received the following letter from a recent patient. It is truly amazing that with all the research on this subject, (including double-blind & placebo controlled studies), that widespread testing for food allergies is still not done. Dr. Wangen, When I came to see you for migranes I felt as though I was making a […]

What is IBS? Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a bowel disorder characterized by diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain. It is fairly common and makes up 20-50% of visits to gastroenterologists. Although formal diagnosis depends on a very specific set of symptoms, the range of symptoms that occur in patients diagnosed with IBS […]

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 […]

Understanding Bacteria & Your Body

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Inside of your body, primarily in your digestive tract, live an enormous number of bacteria.  These single-celled organisms have colonized areas of your body and exist happily there. This may alarm you, as we have been trained to view bacteria as the enemy. However, we are not sterile beings. Our internal bacteria are actually critical […]

Report Shows Hospital Prices are Soaring

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A recent article from the NY Times highlights the incredible cost of hospital care in the United States. Hospitals and clinics have very complicated pricing and different patients pay different fees for the same exact services.  What you end up paying is often much more than you would expect.  You won’t know what you finally […]

The Top 3 Myths About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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#1: THE CAUSE OF IBS IS UNKNOWN IBS only tells you what you already know, that your bowel irritates you. There are hundreds of reasons that this can happen. There is no one cause, and there never will be. Once you break out of that type of thinking you will see many causes for IBS. #2: […]

IBS Treatment Center Now Offers Pre-Appointment Phone Consultations

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The IBS Treatment Center regularly sees patients from around the United States and from around the world. With two clinics (one in Seattle and one in Santa Monica), the clinic recognizes the need to make it easier for potential patients to reach out and speak with a doctor. The Center now offers 10-minute pre-consultation appointments […]

Frequently Asked Questions at the IBS Treatment Center

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We’re starting a new segment with our blog where we address frequently asked questions we hear from patients and potential patients alike. Let’s start today with the basics. What does it cost to visit the IBS Treatment Center?

 The Center offers a 10-minute pre-consultation over the phone or Skype for just $65.

 Your first in-office […]

IBS Treatment Center Opens Santa Monica Clinic

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The IBS Treatment Center, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is excited to announce the opening of an office in Santa Monica, California. Our new clinic, located one block off Santa Monica Boulevard (next to the UCLA Medical Center), affords easy access for Californians and travelers alike. The Santa Monica clinic will provide the southern California region […]

Medications for IBS? Get off them!

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The typical medical approach for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) involves either doing nothing, or guessing at the problem and trying different medications. Many of the patients that come to the IBS Treatment Center have been on numerous medications. None of which has solved their problem (or they wouldn’t be in our clinic in the […]

Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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At least 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with IBS. The drug companies are beginning to tap into this hefty target market by offering medicines aimed at relieving the symptoms of IBS. These drugs alter the physiology and ultimately the action of the digestive tract, but they do not address the underlying causes of IBS, […]

Food Allergy Testing: Muscle Testing aka Muscle Energy Testing (or Applied Kinesiology)

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Muscle testing is the act of holding a substance (a food) and then having a practitioner pull down on your outstretched arm to determine your ability to resist their pressure. The theory is that your strength will weaken if the substance does not mesh with your energy field. This technique was developed by practitioners who […]