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SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics

SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics

SIBO treatment (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is often needed for many people with chronic gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. (Find a full discussion of SIBO symptoms here.)

An increasingly recognized problem, SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally occupy the colon migrate to the small intestine, feast on carbohydrates, and multiply. This

Q&A: Flu Shot; Abdominal Pain; Bruising

Q. I received a flu shot this year and still got the flu? Why is this–I thought a shot was supposed to prevent the flu?
A. Despite your own particular case of flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported influenza activity as “moderate” so far this year—small comfort

Foods to Soothe Digestive Woes

Approximately 35 million Americans are afflicted with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), marked by chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation, and often nausea, bloating and excess gas, too. IBS is the most common gut condition diagnosed by gastroenterologists (specialists in digestive tract diseases). There isn’t a test for IBS per se,

2. Eating To Beat Disease

When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting

The Siren Call of “Gluten-Free”

Thousands of consumers flock to the gluten-free aisles of the grocery store under the misguided conviction that they will achieve weight loss or good health by eliminating gluten-containing foods from their diet. This, despite the fact that gluten-free diets can lack essential nutrients—most gluten-free foods are not enriched or fortified

Dietary Strategies for Digestive Upsets

You may find it uncomfortable to talk about gut issues such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, and bloating, but such symptoms are all too common. An estimated 25 to 30 percent of Americans suffer from digestive problems annually.
Identifying the Problem
“Every person is unique, so it’s important to get to

Fight GI Blues with Low FODMAP Diet

People who suffer from the gastrointestinal (GI) disorder irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or frequent diarrhea know the discomfort of heading to a social engagement or just going to work without knowing when “the urge” might strike. IBS can effectively render people helpless, not in control of their own lives, and

Top 10 Tips for IBS Relief

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an unrelenting intestinal disorder, occurs in up to 1 in 5 Americans, presenting with bloating, alteration in bowel habits, pain, and cramping. Diet may be your first line of defense. Here are 10 evidence-based strategies that may minimize symptoms:

What is the low FODMAP diet?
The low FODMAP

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