IBS – Symptoms, Diet and Solutions

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is one of the most common digestive complaints. Stress, poor diet, food intolerances, dysbiosis and pharmaceutical drugs all contribute to this growing health complaint.   Defining IBS According to recent diagnostic criteria IBS can be diagnosed when a patient complains of recurrent abdominal pain associated with defecation and or change of … Continued

Slippery Elm – The Gut Healing Remedy

Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is a most valuable remedy. The bark of the tree is known as one of natures finest demulcents; a moistening herb that forms a soothes mucous membrane tissue. When the powdered inner bark is mixed with water it becomes mucilaginous. This mucilaginous quality soothes and protects irritated tissues, it is nourishing, … Continued

The Great Mimicker – Ileocecal Valve Syndrome

The ileocecal valve (ICV) is a sphincter muscle in the digestive tract. It opens and closes to allow digested food to pass from the small intestine to the large intestine. If you draw an imaginary diagonal line from your right hip to your belly button, you will find it about two-thirds of the way. Pressing … Continued