IBS

Nutritional and Functional Causes for Digestive Complaints

The body requires specific nutrients to function properly. When we don’t get adequate nutrition, our bodies begin to fight back and systems begin to fail. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is generally lacking in nutrient-rich foods, thus the obesity and health epidemics that are sweeping across our nation. To keep gut function healthy, you need …

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Causes of IBS: Allergies, Sensitivities and Autoimmune Reactions

Classic allergy reactions called IgE (immunoglobulin E) can occur under a variety of circumstances and are usually swift, obvious and can cause potentially life-threatening to somewhat debilitating symptoms —“ shock and awe” symptoms. The sudden reaction is triggered by the IgE antibody binding to the offending object triggering a histamine response, which is the cause …

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Two Gut Organisms: A Destructive Co-Dependent Relationship

Balance of bacteria and organisms in your gut matters more than you may think. When the bacteria are out of balance you may experience symptoms such as bloating, cramping, gas, belching, constipation and diarrhea. There are two types of organisms in the gut. One group is bacteria, the other is an archaea—a one-celled organism like …

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Common Causes of IBS: SIBO

Statistics show that at some point, nearly 75 percent of women will be diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome at some point in their lives. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the intestines and causes symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Symptoms of IBS often occur when bacteria …

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