Irritable Colon

Digest these 5 Digestion Habits for Better Children’s Health


Children’s guts are more delicate than adults.  It takes less to send their little bodies into gastrointestinal distress.  And we can’t always watch what they’re eating…and, well, kids will be kids.  But, we can’t stand to see them hurting! As parents, teachers and others who care for children, when they get sick, we can’t help

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IBS and Anxiety: Layered Treatment


Anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) create a vicious cycle that can be very difficult to break. You experience diarrhea (IBS-D) or constipation (IBS-C)…and it makes you feel anxious…which makes the IBS worse…which causes more anxiety. It’s difficult to stop the cycle and challenging to cope, let alone think about “treatment.” The key might be

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Who is Responsible for this Probiotics Thing?


How do medical treatments develop, anyway? Who gets it started? How does an idea grow into a reality? Like many other great advancements in our world, medical breakthroughs begin with a teeny idea…one thought…an observation or wondering. The spark of an idea begins in the mind of a creative individual. As the ideas are tested

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My Tummy Hurts: How to Help Children Cope with Stomachaches


When your little one (or your not-so-little adolescent) complains of belly pain, your reaction might be one of two extremes. If you’re like some parents and guardians, you’ve heard it before and you’ll brush it off as just another boy-who-cried-wolf bid for attention. Other parents can’t stop thinking the worst. (“This is probably the one time she honestly has a

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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Using Diarrhea to Self-Pre-Diagnose Health Conditions


  We think of it as annoying, inconvenient and uncomfortable. It’s something nearly every person in the world has experienced or will experience. If it’s uncomplicated, it indicates a simple digestive problem. If it’s complicated, it can be a symptom of any number of serious illnesses or health conditions. We’re talking about diarrhea, defined as

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Why Popeye Eats Dark Leafy Greens


Popeye ate spinach to make him stronger. Moms nag their children to eat their vegetables. Salad (with healthy dressings) is a staple of dieters. Lately, you hear people saying they love kale, and just recently people have been saying collard greens are the new kale. What is so important about dark leafy greens? Raw Leafies

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Prebiotic Foods and Supplements Promote Healthy Bacteria…and Good Health


When a baby is born, his or her intestines are completely sterile. However, within 48 hours, bacteria has entered the baby’s intestines, and the lifelong cycle of digestion has begun. The colon, which has long been thought of simply as an organ that processes waste, is now known to be a critical processor of good

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Keeping IBS on the Nice List with Diet and Probiotics


Ah, the Holiday season! Sleigh bells ringing, roasting chestnuts by the fire, and visions of sugar plums. Unfortunately, for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the holidays often bring other visions to mind: a host of tempting but dangerous treats, daring to drink the dairy, and then having to excuse yourself repeatedly during the family

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Activities that Trigger IBS


Irritable bowel syndrome is a serious disorder that can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. These mainly include diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps, and constipation. However, certain activities can exacerbate the signs of IBS. To control such conditions, healthy lifestyle changes may help. To do that, one must understand activities that can trigger IBS. If you experience irregular muscle

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