Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A storm is brewing. Everyday stress is escalating. Your diet might not be as good as it should be. You are exercising irregularly. Fatigue is setting in and coffee or other stimulants are vital to keeping your energy up in the afternoon. Then another stress hits: a cold or allergy, a relationship problem, a personal financial worry, a family issue. The explosion hits and a group of digestive symptoms commonly called Irritable Bowel Syndrome unfold and change your health and well-being. While there are many Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, holistic treatments are most effective.
Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Research
In a study from the American College of Gastroenterology researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that children who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse were more likely to present with Irritable Bowel Syndrome as an adult (see http://gi.org/media/press-release-archives. ACG 76th Annual Scientific Meeting, Psychological Traumas Experienced over Lifetime Linked to Adult Irritable Bowel Syndrome). At Family and Environmental Medicine we ask about ALL traumas including emotional ones because we know that these unconsciously impact health and well-being. We help our patients learn HeartMath (see www.HeartMath.org) a simple technique to manage daily and lifetime emotional stress. Clinically. we have found that utilizing HeartMath is a Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
In addition to gas, bloating, and constipation, the most distressful symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is diarrhea. For most people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea is a significant distraction during work and in social situations. In a German study of 145 patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome the researchers found diarrhea was strongly associated with gluten sensitivity (see Wahnschaffe, U. et al. Predictors of clinical response to gluten-free diet in patients diagnosed with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Jul;5(7):844-50). A simple stool or saliva test (more sensitive than blood test) will confirm gluten sensitivity. Avoidance of gluten-containing foods another one of the Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome– Local areas we serve
Family and Environmental Medicine help patients with Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome by testing for digestive system function using the GI Stool Effects test from MetaMetrix Laboratories. Additionally, Dr Gary Gruber is a certified HeartMath practitioner. The information contained in this article is not intended as the only natural solutions for irritable bowel syndrome treatment but should be considered as part of a holistic program of healing. Dr Gary Gruber provides private appointments for patients from around the country who seek health and healing with Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The majority of patients are from the local area including Greenwich CT, Stamford CT, Darien CT, Norwalk CT, New Canaan CT, Wilton CT, Westchester County, NY, NYC, and Northern NJ. For additional alternative and holistic Natural Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome please contact us at (203) 966-6360.