IBS

Migraine headache and IBS

Are Migraines Linked to IBS?

April 26, 2016

Migraines and IBS: What you need to know Why is it that stress, anxiety, and even depression are often associated with digestive issues? The brain-gut connection is real, and the link between IBS and stress was discussed in a previous blog post. But what about the association between migraines and digestive issues? Is there a…

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Gluten sensitivity

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of…

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Vitamin D and IBS

Low Vitamin D and Link to IBS

January 17, 2016

Why is vitamin D so important? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin acquired through sun exposure, diet, and supplements. Vitamin D is commonly found in fatty fish, such as salmon and sardines, as well as eggs, fortified cereals, and milk. Vitamin D acts like a hormone. It helps the body metabolize minerals and aids in…

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Healthy Digestion

A “Starting Point” book for healthy digestion

November 16, 2015

A Starting Point Guide to Gluten-Free Living and Healthy Digestion…Available Now! Overview It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies, and roughly three million Americans have celiac disease. In today’s culture, going gluten-free seems to be the new thing. It is becoming more common for people to be diagnosed with celiac disease and…

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Acupuncture Self-Help Handouts

July 15, 2015

Please enjoy these Self-help handouts for some common conditions. Just click on the link and it will take you to the PDF. Enjoy! Handouts for Self-care: Self-care for TMJ Often jaw problems resolve on their own in several weeks to months. If you have recently experienced TMJ pain and/or dysfunction, you may find relief with…

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Got leaky gut? Get help now!

May 16, 2015

Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) is just that: a leaky digestive tract. After we eat food, it is broken down, and as it passes down our digestive tract and through our small intestine, key nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream by passing through the cells that line our digestive tract. One of the central functions…

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Acupuncture for IBS in Bothell, Washington

Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 7, 2015

Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): What you need to know Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States have IBS (source). This all-too-common disease is characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excess gas,…

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What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis

April 5, 2015

What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon (large intestine).  Chronic inflammation of the colon can lead to damage to the lining of the colon (large intestine). What causes Ulcerative Colitis? There are many factors that contribute to UC including: Food allergies/sensitivities Stress Genetics/family history…

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Alternative Treatment for IBS

April 2, 2015

Alternative Treatment for IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including anxiety, insomnia and stress. Although there is no known…

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Super spleen and optimal digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Healthy Digestion

October 10, 2014

Your super sleep and healthy digestion Did you know that Western and Eastern medicine both gather information about your health by how well your digestion is doing? The Spleen and Stomach, according to Chinese Medicine, provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated into the physical body, creating bone, muscle,…

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