What is Acid Reflux?

Acid Reflux-Heartburn-GERD-Barrett’s Syndrome-Have you been diagnosed as having one of these? If you were do you feel that you really understand just what it is? If your doctor explained it at all? Did you just accept the diagnosis and leave with prescription in hand and shuffle down to the drug store? (Doesn’t it seem as … Read more

What You Should Know About Colitis

Colitis is an inflammatory bowel condition that effects the colon. Colitis is not a disease. Colitis is a manmade condition created by exposure to antibiotics in various forms. These come by way of prescribed oral or topical antibiotics and our tainted food & water supply. The antibiotics destroy the mucosal lining that protects the colon … Read more

What You Need To Know If You Have Mucus In Your Stool

What does it mean if you see mucus in your stool? Should you panic? No.  Should you ignore it? Definitely not. The 1st thing you need to do is to understand how your bowel works and the role mucus plays in normal & abnormal bowel function. The reality is that it is normal to have … Read more

The Truth about Inflammatory Bowel Conditions

All inflammatory bowel conditions are manmade and, in fact, not caused by poor diets, germs, stress, or genetics. There is nothing mysterious about these conditions and they are not a result of some auto-immune disease. So how are these conditions manmade? GI issues arise when the mucosal lining of the tract itself is comprised. Antibiotics … Read more

Diet for Colitis

  A question I get from most every client of mine is ‘what do I eat?’ I understand the confusion as people naturally assume that there must be a different diet for each different inflammatory bowel condition. The reason for this confusion is that we have all been given the wrong information. We have been … Read more

Probiotics: An Evolutionary Tool For Survival

Since the beginning of life on this planet this always has been the real bottom line issue. You aren’t aware of it but while you have been alive there never not been micro-biological battle going on & in you. Science Says Super Bacteria Coming to Kill Us Is Imminent, “People Will Die” According to a study … Read more

Probiotics for IBS: How Probiotics Benefit Your Health and Aid Your GI Condition

probiotics for ibs

You may have heard that you should be taking probiotics for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). What are they anyways? Probiotics are live useful microorganisms like bacteria or yeast that are available in foods and supplements. Incredibly enough our digestive system is the home of more than 500 species of bacteria all of which help keep … Read more

Do You Have Pain In Your Colon?

Don’t get so set on the terms that your doctor gives you as being determinative. IBS Colitis Ulcerative Colitis Crohn’s Diverticulitis Is your bowel irritated? If so you definitely have irritable bowel syndrome. Is it also painful? Well—since ‘itis’ means irritation you definitely have col-itis and irrit-able bowel syndrome. Hmmm – Can you have both? … Read more

IBS & Stress & Other Misc Myths

Another installment in the Natural Treatment of IBS series. IBS stands for irritable bowel syndrome. Why the term ‘syndrome?’ This is a term that is used medically for 2 reasons- When there may be more than one contributing factor. When they don’t know what it is & what causes it. Let’s establish some criteria- To … Read more

Herbs &IBS

This is another installment in the series called Holistic Treatment for IBS. I know that many of you suffering from any of the inflammatory bowel conditions have googled things such as Holistic Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Natural Treatments for Colitis or Natural Cure for Ulcerative Colitis. That is the easy part—–punching a few … Read more