irritable bowel syndrome

Is Detoxing Effective? Fueling All 5 Detox Pathways

Are you considering a “detox protocol”? There’s quite some debate in the scientific and medical communities about whether or not we need to assist the body’s natural detoxification process. Dr. Cassie Irwin tells The Peanut Mill community her thoughts on detoxification of the intestines, liver, kidneys, lung and lymphatics.

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...