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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...