In a previous article I discussed what your microbiome is, why it’s important, and how a disrupted microbiome can cause irritable bowel syndrome. In this article we will discuss how to rebuild your gut microbiome with prebiotics. What are prebiotics? Prebiotics are foods and supplements which feed your good gut microorganisms (microbiota) and allow them to grow and thrive. Another name for prebiotics are fermentable fibre. Prebiotic Foods and Supplements Prebiotic foods include … [Read more...]
What do gut problems like heartburn, GERD, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome have to do with chiropractic care? The underlying causes of heartburn, GERD, and irritable bowel syndrome can cause inflammation (swelling) through the body. Inflammation has a negative impact on your brain and can cause joint and muscle pain.
If you get recurrent low back pain, neck pain, or headaches, despite receiving regular chiropractic care you may want to consider your underlying gut problems could be the source of this pain.
When you understand the underlying cause of your gut problems you can treat it more effectively and get your life back. Underlying causes can be food intolerances, low stomach acid, overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, or other gut conditions. Sometimes the nerve supply from the brain and spine to the smooth muscles in your gut isn’t working properly. Sometimes the valve between your small and large intestine doesn’t open or close correctly.
There are many natural ways to treat the underlying cause of your gut problems that are safe and effective. Treating the underlying cause naturally will help get you well and keep you well.
The gut wrenching stomach pain, bloating, and constipation and/or diarrhea you are experiencing can have many underlying causes. Regardless, you have been labelled by medical doctors as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. IBS has a diverse group of underlying causes from gluten intolerance, leaky gut syndrome, mold and heavy metal toxicity, brain dysfunction, immune dysfunction, and a disrupted gut microbiome. In this article, we will discuss what your gut microbiome is, why it’s … [Read more...]
When was the last time you woke up feeling refreshed, energetic, and clear in your head? Do you have to wake up to an alarm, feel groggy, and have to keep hitting the snooze alarm? Do you always need caffeine just to give you a boost? Or perhaps you wake up too early, wired and tired, anticipating your day, and irritable? There are serious side effects of sleep deprivation extending far beyond the above symptoms. I used to wear a badge of honour when I thought I could get away with five to … [Read more...]