IBS

Peppermint oil eases IBS, even in kids

After an independent review of several well-designed clinical trials, it is clear that peppermint oil (PO) is an excellent choice for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients with non-serious constipation or diarrhea. For these patients, PO can alleviate general symptoms and improve quality of life. Researchers at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Missouri-Columbia, gave [...]

Peppermint oil eases IBS, even in kids 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

IBS patients find hope with turmeric

IBS affects an estimated 20% of North Americans, with symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence, heartburn and fatigue. A recent study from the University of Reading in the UK has found that an extract of turmeric can help relieve symptoms of IBS. In this study, 207 volunteers were divided into two groups and [...]

IBS patients find hope with turmeric 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Artichoke leaf aids digestion, IBS

Two recent studies from the University of Reading in England found that artichoke leaf extract (ALE) could significantly benefit both mild dyspepsia (indigestion) and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The first study investigated the effects of low-dose ALE on symptoms and quality of life of 454 participants with dyspepsia. Participants were randomly given 320 [...]

Artichoke leaf aids digestion, IBS 2018-02-15T15:53:17+00:00

Easing IBS: Cutting out widely used sugar may be key

People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who complied with a fructose-restricted diet significantly reduced their symptoms, according to a University of Iowa Health Care study. The investigators tested a group of 80 patients with suspected IBS and found that 30 of them were fructose-intolerant. These 30 individuals were asked to follow a fructose-restricted diet for [...]

Easing IBS: Cutting out widely used sugar may be key 2018-02-15T15:53:23+00:00

Curry? Don’t Worry! Ancient spice shown to aid inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, debilitating illnesses characterized by chronic recurrent ulceration of the bowel, abdominal pain, digestive problems, diarrhea or constipation. Some research into the cause of IBD has centered on the activation of NF-B, an immune factor involved in inflammation. While some drugs are known to inhibit [...]

Curry? Don’t Worry! Ancient spice shown to aid inflammatory bowel disease 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Easing Irritable Bowel Naturally

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract — at least one in five North Americans suffers from it. IBS may be brought on by food intolerance, excessive stress or a sensitive colon, and may result in frequent bouts of constipation, diarrhea, gas and/or bloating. IBS can be managed through changes [...]

Easing Irritable Bowel Naturally 2018-02-15T15:53:38+00:00

Artichoke cuts irritable bowel, cholesterol

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects up to 22% of North Americans. Characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea, IBS is notoriously difficult to treat. Dyspepsia, a condition similar in its symptoms to IBS, has been treated successfully with artichoke leaf extract. So researchers at the University of Reading in the UK wanted [...]

Artichoke cuts irritable bowel, cholesterol 2018-02-15T15:53:41+00:00

Digestive ills eased with peppermint oil

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract— at least one in five North Americans suffers from it. IBS may be brought on by food intolerance, excessive stress or a sensitive colon, and may result in frequent bouts of constipation, diarrhea, gas and/or bloating. IBS can be managed through changes to [...]

Digestive ills eased with peppermint oil 2018-02-15T15:53:45+00:00

Gas and bloating? Enzymes are the key

High-fat, high-calorie meals often leave us bloated, gassy and in digestive distress! A recent clinical trial in Minnesota confirmed that supplementing with digestive enzymes can reduce these digestive disturbances. Digestive enzymes are complex molecules crucial for proper food absorption and a multitude of other bodily functions. These enzymes are found in the foods we eat [...]

Gas and bloating? Enzymes are the key 2018-02-15T15:53:47+00:00

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