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Category: Gut Health

Functional Medicine Approach to issues related to gut health.

Prebiotics for Gut Health – The Overlooked Supplement.

Inside: What are prebiotics and their role in improving inflammation and gut health. Prebiotic vs Probiotics. What foods are high in prebiotics. Understanding – Do I need to take prebiotic supplement.  Irritable bowel syndrome is a bowel dysfunction where people suffer from different kinds of debilitating symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain. The underlying pathogenesis of this dreadful disease is still a mystery. And, it is still a disease where…

6 Must have Herbal Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Inside: Must have Herbal Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis like – Turmeric, Boswellia, Thunder god vine, Ashwagandha. Natural treatment options for arthritis and how they can help reduce pain, swelling. Rheumatoid Arthritis is growing rapidly world over especially in the western world. It is a cause of significant debilitating painful arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory condition which affects females more than males. There are various treatment options available for…

Do you have SIBO Fatigue?

Inside: What is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth); How to test and How does it contribute to chronic fatigue. 5 ways research shows SIBO contributes to Fatigue. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth ( SIBO )  is such a common condition but often underdiagnosed. There are good and bad bacteria in our gut but there has to be a balance between the good and the bad bacteria. Majority of your bacteria should stay…

Can Tomatoes Trigger IBS?

Inside: How can tomatoes affect IBS symptoms. Can tomatoes be the IBS trigger for some people and how tomatoes can cause diarrhea and bloating symptoms for some people with IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome aka IBS is a very common disorder worldwide and millions of people suffer from daily symptoms. IBS affects the quality of life and most of the people keep thinking about why they suddenly developed this disorder and…

Thyroid Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Inside: The Connection between thyroid and stomach problems, mainly IBS, and how hypothyroidism can lead to stomach bloating, gas, constipation and water retention. If you’ve been diagnosed with a malfunctioning thyroid, hypo- or hyperactive, it’s likely that there are other symptoms you are struggling with. Malfunctioning thyroid manifests itself by its effects on other organs and systems in the body. The thyroid dysfunction stomach symptoms include –constipation…

SIBO/ IBS Diet Plan

So, either you have been diagnosed with IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome)  or SIBO ( Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), or you have symptoms consistent with either which can be any of the following: Gas Bloating Constipation, Diarrhea or constipation and diarrhea alternating Abdominal cramping and pain. Food intolerance Fatigue And now you have been wondering what can you do to make it better.  There are several different diet plans that…

Is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth ) real? & Is SIBO cause of your IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome )

SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not a new condition and we have known about it for a long time. Now a lot of people will have this question that, aren’t we supposed to have bacteria in our intestines, so the answer is that we are supposed to have all those bacteria in our large intestine and not so much in the small intestine. In SIBO we…

Stress- The reason your GERD is not improving even after being on medications?

Heartburn or GERD is a common condition that people suffer from worldwide. Sometimes the symptoms are short-lived and people get rid of it easily but for some people, the symptoms persist for a long time. What we want to explore here is that Can stress cause heartburn? These are the people who start taking acid suppression medications, sometimes their symptoms improve and sometimes they don’t. It is…

Tackling your GERD during pregnancy

GERD short for Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease or acid reflux is a common condition during pregnancy. The most common symptoms that pregnant females will experience are burning sensation in their stomach, or in their throat, or in their chest. The prevalence of GERD during pregnancy is reported to be between 17 and 45 %, which is much higher than otherwise. Pregnancy is such a delicate state and there are so many…

Everything You Need To Know About Leaky Gut

The defense wall which has been breached Leaky gut or increased intestinal permeability is a new concept which has been linked to many autoimmune diseases. I see a lot of patients with leaky gut and what I find is that they have heard of the term but have no idea what it actually means and what they should do to help with it. So, here I will try to explain…