Bloating is a sense of fullness or “gassiness” or a feeling of distension of your stomach. You may or may not have an actual increase in the size of your abdomen. The causes of bloating are many, ranging from food sensitivities to your medications to very serious conditions like ovarian cancer. Where do you start? […]
Mind-Body Interventions In Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of gut-brain interaction, which produces symptoms of abdominal pain and change in bowel habits in the absence of organic disease. What are the Mind-Body Interventions? The National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, USA defines mind-body interventions as those practices that “employ a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind’s […]
Is “Leaky Gut” Affecting Your Health?
Many of you tell me that you have “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. What does this mean? Internet definitions of “Leaky Gut Syndrome” have described it as a condition where your gut lining works like a sieve and allows bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream and causes symptoms like bloating, fatigue, etcetera. However, a […]
What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
IBS is a Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder or Disorder of Gut-Brain Interaction? Functional GI Disorder is one where there are no structural abnormalities in the gut seen on x-ray, endoscopy or blood tests, but functionally, the gut’s movement is abnormal. The Rome IV ((1)) update describes IBS as a disorder of gut-brain interaction. This is a […]