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IBS

Peppermint oil eases IBS, even in kids

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

IBS patients find hope with turmeric

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Artichoke leaf aids digestion, IBS

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Easing IBS: Cutting out widely used sugar may be key

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Easing Irritable Bowel Naturally

By | June 4th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Artichoke cuts irritable bowel, cholesterol

By | May 29th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Digestive ills eased with peppermint oil

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Gas and bloating? Enzymes are the key

By | May 19th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]