5 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatments & Causes

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is characterized by distressing symptoms of abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. It is believed as much as 20 percent of the American population suffers from IBS. These individuals will suffer for years and have few options to help provide relief outside of taking ineffective pharmaceutical drugs. This only cover up the symptoms without identifying the true underlying cause of their symptoms. Traditional diagnostic testing such as stool analysis, colonoscopy, and endoscopy often fails to find the underlying source of the problem. To complicate matters the cause of IBS and its symptoms can vary from person to person. Taking a complete medical history that includes looking at personal and environmental stressors, dietary… Read More

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Are Genetically Modified Foods Putting Your Health at Risk?

Did you know that the majority of the foods you are eating today have been genetically modified, (better known as GMO’s)? Did you also know that our government does not feel it is necessary for food to be labeled as being genetically modified? Do you think you have a right to know? I do. Genetically modified foods were introduced into our food in the last twenty years. Nearly ninety percent of corn, soybeans, and sugar beets are genetically modified. It is estimated that three out of four foods are genetically modified. Many European countries have already banned GMO’s, but our own Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states they are not harmful. In fact, as far back as… Read More

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Why Does Gut Health Matter?

Can your digestive system or gut, as it is often referred to, be a reflection of your overall health?  It most certainly can be and likely is.  Good health starts with stress management and a healthy digestive system.  Eating the wrong foods devoid of good nutrition will play havoc with your health.  It is just a matter of when.  Much of our food today has been genetically modified, laced in pesticides, and then is further altered into packaged foods full of preservatives and chemicals.  Sadly, when you look at many food labels today there are many things on the ingredient list that you can’t pronounce and belong in a chemistry… Read More

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