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Kids & Digestive Problems

  Yes, we do treat children and infants at the IBS Treatment Center. However, children are not usually given the label of having irritable bowel syndrome. Of course, children can suffer from constipation, diarrhea,...

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A Better Understanding of Arthritis

  What Does “Arthritis” Mean?  The word “arthritis” simply means “joint inflammation.” There are basically two types: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is inflammation caused by degeneration of the joint and is due to...

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What Causes 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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Celiac & Gluten Q&A

  With all of this news lately about Domino not-so-gluten-free pizza, we thought that this would be a good time to remind people what Celiac disease and Gluten intolerance is and is not. What...

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Sinusitis and Runny Nose Q&A

Chronic congestion of the sinuses, ears and/or the nose can be an extremely frustrating sinusitis problem that does not ever truly seem to go away. 
All too often I hear patients state that they have...

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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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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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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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Recommended Fiber Intake

The USDA recommends that adults take in a minimum of 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily, and soluble fiber should account for one-third to one-half of the total. As many as 60 grams...

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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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