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IBS Diet Plan, Including What Foods to Avoid

According to a clinical review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects between 7 percent to 21 percent of the general population. (1) The amount of people who now struggle with some form of IBS is estimated to be a shocking 60 million people in the U.S. alone…

What Are FODMAPs? The Key to Heal IBS?

FODMAPs is an acronym for a collection of food molecules (mostly sugars) that are short-chained carbohydrates, both fermentable and poorly absorbed in the gut. If you haven’t heard the term “FODMAPs" thrown around at work or at the gym lately, you probably will soon enough. Essentially, FODMAPs stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are specific…

The Most Common IBS Symptoms & What You Can Do About Them

Wondering if your recurring digestive issues might mean you have irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)? As you'll learn, IBS symptoms vary a lot from person to person and tend to come and go with stress and other lifestyle changes. Each person's experience with IBS is a bit different, and certain symptoms often seem to be stronger or…

A Guide to Using Slippery Elm for Pets (From Wounds to Tummy Trouble, It Heals)

By Jean Hofve, retired holistic veterinarian, author of Paleo Dog and other pet books and administrator of the award-winning website www.littlebigcat.com.  Some people may be wary of using herbs like slippery elm for pets. Others may be a little too enthusiastic, trusting all sorts of herbs for pets when many that are safe for humans are inappropriate for our…

Tenesmus (What Causes the Urge to Poop? + 6 Natural Treatments)

Experts consider tenesmus to be both a physical and mental condition. It feels as if there is stool to pass, but there usually isn't. Tenesmus is different than diarrhea because when you go to the bathroom not much, or nothing at all comes out. The sensation of needing to poop can be caused by faulty…

Asafoetida: The Ancient Roman Spice that Reduces Asthma, Blood Pressure + Farting!

Back in the days of the Roman Empire, there was a substance used to cure health problems ranging from respiratory troubles to hysteria. Today, it's still used in modern herbalism for treating hysteria, some nervous conditions, as well as bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough. It's called asafoetida, and it's an antispasmodic, carminative, expectorant, natural laxative and sedative. (1)…

The Fecal Transplant: Can It Help Colitis, Candida, IBS and More?

According to a study published in the journal of Gastroenterology Hepatology, fecal transplants also known as microbiota transplants have a 91 percent cure rate (!) in treating clostridium difficile and may also help heal IBS, colitis and autoimmune disease. (1) There are several instances where someone with a life-threatening infection had fecal transplant actually save their…

SIBO Survival Story: How I Bounced Back from the Silent Gut Condition

by Josh Sabourin Most people have the occasional gut symptoms after eating a heavy meal or during periods of high stress. This is normal, as the human body has ways of telling you that you need to take a break and take better care of yourself. What’s not normal, however, is when your digestive symptoms…

Slippery Elm: The Digestive Aid that May Fight Breast Cancer

Do you struggle with constipation, diarrhea or other digestive issues? If so, you must try slippery elm. Slippery elm, also known as red elm, has been used as an herbal remedy in North America since the 19th century because it's been shown to treat a number of digestive issues, including relieving constipation. What makes it so great? It contains…

Crohn’s Disease Diet & Natural Treatment Plan

Have you been suffering from excessive diarrhea and abdominal pain on a regular basis? You might have Crohn's disease. However, there's good news. You can treat this condition naturally with a Crohn's disease diet, along with making other lifestyle changes. What is Crohn's disease, exactly? This inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes inflammation of the lining…