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Irritable Bowel

Comparison of the antibacterial activity of essential oils and extracts of medicinal and culinary herbs to investigate potential new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome

Posted November 30, 2013

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, which may result from alteration of the gastrointestinal microbiota following gastrointestinal infection, or with intestinal dysbiosis or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. This may be treated with antibiotics, but there is concern that widespread antibiotic use might lead to antibiotic resistance. Some herbal medicines have been shown to be beneficial, but their mechanism(s) of action remain incompletely understood. To try to understand whether antibacterial properties might be involved in the efficacy of these herbal medicines, and to investigate potential new treatments for IBS, we have conducted a preliminary study in vitro to compare the antibacterial activity of the essential oils of culinary and medicinal herbs against the bacterium, Esherichia coli.

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Raw foods may help with urinary tract infections, acne, depression, IBS and more

Posted October 18, 2013

Heather Bhagat was only three years old when she had bladder surgery. From there came a slew of persistent health issues, including chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) – which she typically had once every month – severe acne, underweight problems and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They not only negatively affected her body mentally and physically but, because of her waning self-esteem, caused friendships to fall by the wayside.

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Can a Multi-Species Probiotic Treat IBS?

Posted August 18, 2013

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 55 million Americans, mostly women. The most common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and/or abdominal cramps—so it’s no wonder that IBS sufferers often have to make drastic changes to their lifestyles to prepare for any unforeseen and embarrassing “attacks.” But new research is showing promise in a multi-species formula of friendly bacteria.

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Beat irritable bowel syndrome naturally

Posted July 7, 2013

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that involves spastic colon activity, bouts of constipation and diarrhea and abdominal bloating. IBS is on the rise with over 20 million Americans suffering from these symptoms on a regular basis. Beat IBS naturally with diet restrictions and superfoods.

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The Best and Worst Foods for IBS

Posted June 1, 2013

Irritable bowel syndrome affects roughly 15 percent of Americans and is characterized by abnormal bowel movements in conjunction with abdominal pain, discomfort and bloating. Sadly, in addition to the pain and discomfort associated with this syndrome, IBS patients also tend to suffer from nutrient deficiencies, weakened immune systems and compromised bodily functions, due to nutrient malabsorption.

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Six ways to improve your IBS symptoms using proper food combining

Posted May 27, 2013

Eliminating foods and food combinations that trigger IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) symptoms is the first step toward coping with IBS. Eventually, coping can lead to healing. However, relying on conventional, mainstream medicine will put you into a life of coping with the side effects and dependency of their prescribed pharmaceutical meds.

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Apple compounds may influence inflammatory genes, show potential for IBD

Posted April 24, 2013

Compounds extracted from apple peel may influence expression of a key inflammatory gene, suggests new data from Germany with potential implications for IBD.

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Vitamin D3 May Improve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted January 14, 2013

In this case report, a 41 year old woman suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was found to have significant improvement in symptoms associated with supplementation with high-dose vitamin D3.

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Hypnosis Should Be Offered to Patients With IBS, Swedish Research Suggests

Posted December 28, 2012

Hypnotherapy helps fight IBS symptoms. These are the findings of a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden which proposes implementing this treatment method into the care of severe sufferers of this common disease.

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Yoga for Digestion

Posted December 10, 2012

A number of digestive disorders affect the second and third chakras, or energy centers, in the body. These include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Digestive disorders are generally caused by poor dietary and lifestyle habits.

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