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Month: May 2014

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR ANY DISEASE. WE’VE INCLUDED LINKS BELOW TO PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING OF HIGH-QUALITY AND APPROPRIATE FOR HOLISTIC TREATMENTS. THESE AFFILIATE LINKS HELP FUND THIS WEB SITE AND KEEP IT GOING. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is referred to as a “disorder” by doctors and not a disease. People who have been given this diagnosis have frequent stomach pain and discomfort and bowel movements that are irregular in some way. It’s a catch-all term that has been coined for this problem that seems to have no...

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What is cystitis?

DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR CYSTITIS OR ANY OTHER DISEASE. WE’VE INCLUDED LINKS BELOW TO PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING OF HIGH-QUALITY AND APPROPRIATE FOR HOLISTIC TREATMENT. THESE AFFILIATE LINKS HELP FUND THIS WEB SITE AND KEEP IT GOING. Cystitis is a swelling or inflammation of the bladder wall. According to popular medical web sites, the bladder can become inflamed for a variety of reasons: -infection -irritation -general inflammatory response in the body -stress -hormonal changes -other reasons that have not been acknowledge by modern medicine yet (like intestinal parasites–see my article...

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Alternative Treatments, Lifestyle Changes, and Home Remedies for Cystitis

DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR CYSTITIS OR ANY OTHER DISEASE. WE’VE INCLUDED LINKS BELOW TO PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING OF HIGH-QUALITY AND APPROPRIATE FOR HOLISTIC TREATMENT. THESE AFFILIATE LINKS HELP FUND THIS WEB SITE AND KEEP IT GOING. Cystitis is one of those diagnoses that people don’t like to talk about. Unfortunately, this works to our disadvantage. If we receive a taboo diagnosis (like cystitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, for example) with no known cause and no known cure you are most likely to learn about a cure through word-of-mouth (not...

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Thinking Holistically about Interstitial Cystitis

DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR ANY DISEASE. WE’VE INCLUDED LINKS BELOW TO PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING OF HIGH-QUALITY AND APPROPRIATE FOR HOLISTIC TREATMENTS. THESE AFFILIATE LINKS HELP FUND THIS WEB SITE AND KEEP IT GOING. Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome are diagnoses that promise little help to patients in terms of treatment. Cystitis is roughly just a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. What causes interstitial cystitis is unknown and doctors agree that women’s symptoms vary greatly. According to the Interstitial Cystitis Association, the problem occurs in both...

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Thoughts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS is a common diagnosis these days and little wonder why. The American diet is hardly conducive to good digestive health! IBS is one of those diagnoses that doctors give patients when they’re tired to trying to find the answers to an upset stomach. It isn’t an acceptable diagnosis in my opinion because there’s no “cure” for IBS and there’s also no known cause (according to doctors). In other words, when your doctor says, “You have IBS,” it’s essentially synonymous with saying, “I don’t know what’s wrong with you.” But IBS isn’t an impossible diagnosis and it certainly isn’t worthy of stepping on the drug treadmill. Doctors will often prescribe anti-depressants to treat IBS. Patients then develop new problems including sexual dysfunctions as a result of the anti-depressant medications. Doctors then prescribe additional drugs with new side effects to combat the sexual issues. If you think critically about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, it seems probable that diet is a leading cause of the problem. Doctors may mention this fact in passing, but patients are rarely given guidance on how to go about making dietary changes that would diminish their symptoms. Years ago, my husband was given a flexible sigmoidoscopy that ultimately showed nothing causing the symptoms he was experiencing (cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating). The doctor indicated that my husband was...

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