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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…

The IBS Diet and Food Cures

Inflammatory bowel diseases generally cause severe symptoms such as diarrhea or ulceration of the digestive tract. This illness can often be related to a number of other health conditions including ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease and leaky gut. The amount of people who now struggle with some form of IBS is a shocking 60 million people…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

10 Black Pepper Essential Oil Benefits You Won’t Believe

Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices on the planet. It's valued not only as a flavoring agent in our meals, but also for a variety of other purposes, such as medicinal uses, as a preservative and in perfumery. In recent decades, scientific research has explored the many possible benefits of black…

Gluten-Free Diet Guide: Gluten-Free Foods, Benefits & More

By Rachael Link, MS, RD In just the last few years alone, the gluten-free diet has skyrocketed in popularity. In fact, it seems like just about everyone is avoiding gluten — regardless of whether or not they really need to. Gluten-free foods have become synonymous with healthy eating, right alongside all things sugar-free, dairy-free and…