IBS pain is quite a bit different than pain in other areas of the body. If you just apply pressure to your arm, the pain is mild if you even get it. But if you cut your arm, the pain can become intense. This story is completely flipped in the gut. If you have surgery … Continue reading Major cause of IBS pain identified!!!
Dyspepsia is the most common upper GI condition that people experience. It presents with: An excessive feeling of fullnessEpigastric pain(Pain just below ribs)DiscomfortBurningNauseaBelchingVomitting These symptoms often occur acutely due to dietary exposures, consuming certain foods and such. But it can also be a recurring problem in some people. When there is a cause, such as … Continue reading Dietary treatment of dyspepsia and IBS
Healthy digestive system function is something we all take for granted. Normally, it's not until something goes haywire that we pay any mind to digestion at all. But when digestion does go off the rails, bad times are a coming, especially if it happens regularly. Gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and indigestion are no treat. … Continue reading How to improve digestive system function
The gut-brain axis is a bi-directional link between the brain and digestive tract. It links the 2 intimately, defining how emotions and digestion share a reciprocal relationship. On the one hand, our emotions can impact how we digest our food. A classic example of this is in the relationship between stress and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). … Continue reading Gut-brain axis 101: Understanding how the brain and gut chat
A low FODMAP diet is a common approach to managing irritable bowel syndrome. FODMAPs are rapidly Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyls. The problem with FODMAPs is that they ferment rapidly and are poorly absorbed. So they stick around and feed bacteria that cause gas and bloating. Most people have no issue with FODMAPs, though … Continue reading How a low FODMAP diet improves digestion in IBS
Healthy aging is critically important for us to enjoy the second half of life. Unfortunately, it's one of those things where you don't see the fruits of your labor until decades later. Over the last decade, I've made it a point to focus on building a foundation for later health. In my late 20s I … Continue reading The key to healthy aging: Make your clocks run on time
Going outside is something most of us take for granted. We don't really think of going outside as something that can impact our health. But there's no doubt that it's something our ancestors did for eons up until recently. This isn't to say that people don't go outside every day. With few exceptions, everyone goes … Continue reading Is going outside essential to optimal health?
Your digestive system is a critical component of your overall health. It consists of 3 components: Your digestive tract, the hollow tube that runs from your mouth to your anusAccessory organs/glands such as the pancreas and gallbladder The microbiome, which essentially functions as an extra organ with a completely different genome https://biologydictionary.net/digestive-system/ The traditional view … Continue reading Why you need routine for a healthy digestive system
Probiotic foods have a long history of improving health. Most of their effects are attributed to improving the digestive system. But there are other beneficial effects to eating probiotic foods. They can help correct things like: High blood pressureInsulin resistanceChronic inflammationHigh oxidative stressAutonomic imbalance Most of these problems will haunt you at some point in … Continue reading Probiotic foods: Why they’re better than supplements
There was a fantastic review of circadian rhythms in autism spectrum disorder early last month. In it, they put forth the model that people with autism frequently have disturbances in sleep and circadian rhythms. Some of this is due to genetics. But along with the genetics component comes the environmental component, as well as the … Continue reading Autism and circadian disruption: Adding fuel to the fire?