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Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber

Fiber can be soluble, meaning that it partially dissolves in water, or insoluble, meaning that it doesn’t. Although neither type typically cures IBS, soluble fiber (which is also called viscous fiber, and is found...

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8 Causes of Heartburn

In order to cure acid reflux disease, you must remove the cause of the problem and promote the healing process. The following are the most common causes: Food allergies: In my practice I have...

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Gallbladder Q&A

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...

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Food Allergies

Most people with IBS are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. This often surprises people, who don’t believe that they have allergies. This is because...

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Question & Answer: Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions in our culture. It is actually the number one cause of lost work days at Boeing. Unfortunately, treatment is limited and almost solely focused on anti-inflammatory...

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Stress Reduction

If you have been diagnosed with IBS, it is likely that you have been advised to reduce your stress level. You may have been told to get regular exercise and adequate sleep, and to...

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Acne & Food Allergies

Acne may be one of the most common conditions known to humans. It can be embarrassing, frustrating, and downright unfair. Fortunately, most of the time, it is also avoidable. The Traditional View of Acne...

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Clif Nectar Bars

A fairly recent discovery of mine are the Clif Nectar bars. They have four different bars that have about just as many ingredients. The bars are named primarily for their ingredients: Cherry Pomegranate; Cranberry...

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Gluten in Vinegar

Vinegar is often a confusing food when it comes to gluten content. This goes back many years to a time when we assumed that because common white vinegar is distilled from a gluten containing...

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Karina’s Kitchen

Yesterday a patient told me about a great recipe website that I’d like to share with you. It’s called Karina’s Kitchen. It is actually a blog, but the concept is basically the same. Her...

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