Turns out the key to excellent digestive health isn't the probiotic, as we have long thought, but rather something called a prebiotic. Prebiotics are naturally occurring, and they have been proven to strengthen your immune system, help your body absorb vitamins and minerals, improve your heart health and even reduce the incidence of allergies.View Thread
Mytavin is a free online calculator that allows you to plug in your medications or symptoms and find out what nutrients you may be depleted in as well as the symptoms associated with that depletion. AMAZING tool!View Thread
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Therapeutic Movement as a Complementary Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Participate in a UCLA research study of the benefits of Therapeutic Movement (THERAPEUTIC YOGA & THERAPEUTIC WALKING) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
You must be between 18 and 65 years of age and living in the Los Angeles area. If eligible, you will be able to attend 16 Movement Classes free of charge.
Our groups will now be held at UCLA on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. Each session will be around 1 hour in length. We offer 16 sessions of our yoga or walking program as a part of participation in the study, and we aim to evaluate if these programs assist with the symptoms of IBS.
CALL 310-825-6475 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Study conducted by David Shapiro, PhD, and Bruce Naliboff, PhD, UCLA Department of Psychiatry Protocol ID:IRB#11-002059, UCLA IRB Approved, Approval Date: 7/20/2011 Through: 7/19/2012, Committee: Medical IRB 3 View Thread
My 15 yo & husband have IBS. When I mentioned my son's IBS symptoms to his pediatrician, he said to start him on Zantac. My son didn't have heartburn & it turns out he doesn't have enough acid to digest his food, causing a downstream effect of diarrhea. My son saw a pediatric GI MD & was tested for Celiac & Crohns & diagnosed with IBS. He was put on Probiotics & Citrucel which calmed his IBS for ~ 1 1/2 years. We also independently had an IgG drawn to identify food allergies/sensitivities.I found this book by Dr. Richard Ash & it was helpful to see all of the many pieces of information we had seen about IBS pulled together in 1 place so that we could understand how they fit together & impacted IBS. The book also offers a simple & logical way to test to be sure that IBS is the diagnosis and a treatment approach that has been effective in putting IBS patients in remission without the use of prescription drugs. I have since taken my son to Dr. Ash & he is following his treatment approach. The data he collected was eye-opening & the approach was personalized to the data. So far, my son is doing much better & the approach has been very methodical. We live in upstate NY & since our 1st visit, we have monthly phone calls in lieu of trips to NYC. A definite read!View Thread
UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders hosts a monthly 2-hour Chat Room the first Tuesday of each month. Each Session begins with a brief 20 minute lecture by a member of the Center faculty followed by at least 90 minutes of questions and answers using the real-time chat methodology. To learn more, visit our website at www.med.unc.edu/ibs . The next chat room will be on Tuesday, March 1st from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. This month the speaker is Ryan Madanick, MD. He will be speaking on Chest Pain and Swallowing DifficultiesView Thread
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