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Love Your Bacteria: Yeast Infections and IBS

Over 100 trillion bacteria are crawling inside your body right now, the majority of which reside in your digestive system. Gross? Yes. Necessary? Yes. Without it, food could not be digested, our immune system would be underdeveloped, and all of us would have IBS. It’s time to start loving our bodies’ healthy bacteria. When our …

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Why Medication Fails: A Closer Look at IBS Drugs

If you suffer from IBS or IBD, you have probably been introduced to a long and ever-growing list of medications. Unfortunately, drugs treat individual symptoms and not the cause. Additionally, many of the drugs have detrimental side effects. 6 types of drugs to treat IBS symptoms: 1. Bowel movement speed modifiers (Zelnorm, Lotronex, Calmactin) 2. …

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The 30-foot miracle: Discovering our Digestive Tract

Our digestive tract is a 30-foot-long muscular tube that begins at our mouth and ends at our anus. Its 3 main functions: 1. Transform food into absorbable nourishment. 2. Fend off invading organisms and toxins. 3. Expel waste products. Ingested food travels down the digestive tract through a process called peristalsis, a wave-like muscle contraction. …

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IBD/IBS Relief: What you Need to Know about Feeling Better

“IBS symptoms in one quarter of patients may be caused or exacerbated by one or more dietary components.” This is a direct quote from a journal article in PubMed published by the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Do you suffer from IBD or IBS? Do you …

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13 Warning Signs: Detecting Food Allergies, What Everyone Must Know

As we have seen, there is a surprising amount of evidence implicating food allergies and intolerances in digestive disorders. However, 60% of people with food allergies display symptoms that are seemingly unrelated to their digestive system. Check out these 13 Warning Signs of possible food allergies: 1. Tiredness, drowsiness, no energy. 2. Frequent headache or …

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Is the Jury Still Out?: Reaching a Verdict about Food Allergies Contribution to Digestive Disorders

Many health care professionals say that food plays no role in digestive diseases: • The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation states that:  “Crohn’s and Colitis are painful and chronic digestive diseases for which there currently is no cure…Although some people do have allergic reactions to certain foods, neither Crohn’s disease nor ulcerative colitis are related to …

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Dialing a New Number: Changing the Dialogue about Health

This blog is about challenging conventional medical wisdom. At Digestive Health Ann Arbor, our goal is to transform the conversation when it comes to your health. We would like to change the way people speak about their symptoms, conditions and diagnosis while exploring where these issues truly originate. There are over 1400 peer reviewed articles …

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