Category: IBS

Fasting for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

More than half of IBS sufferers appear to have a form of atypical food allergy. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects about one in ten. You may have heard about low-FODMAP diets, but they don’t appear to work any better than the standard advice to avoid things like coffee or…


New Study Suggests Hypnotherapy Can Help Relieve IBS Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), one of the most common chronic disorders, is estimated to affect at least one in ten people globally and as many as one in five Americans have symptoms of IBS. Emotional disturbance and stress caused by today’s fast-paced lifestyles have been linked to a wide range of digestive problems, including IBS,…


Irritable Bowel Syndrome: In Depth

What Is IBS? IBS is a chronic disorder that affects the large intestine and causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, constipation, and diarrhea. As many as one in five Americans have symptoms of IBS. The cause of IBS isn’t well understood but stress, large meals, certain foods, and alcohol may trigger symptoms in people…


Gut Symptoms—One-Size-Fits-All Protocols Fail Many Patients

Gastrointestinal problems are some of the most common complaints functional medicine practitioners face from new patients. However, many practitioners treat the gut with a one-size-fits-all protocol — probiotics, digestive enzymes, gut supplements, and a gut-healing diet that cuts out all the “bad” foods. Unfortunately, many patients continue to suffer because a cookie-cutter approach doesn’t work…