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...]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Do you have a very bloated painful stomach? Do you dread going to the bathroom because you have severe constipation and it hurts so much? Or do you have to run to the bathroom because you have diarrhea after eating? Do you get embarrassed because you have excessive gas or burp a lot?
You have gone to your medical doctor, got a colonoscopy, and ruled out structural problems in the gut like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, or diverticulitis. As a diagnosis of exclusion you have been labelled as having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This is called a guess. Next you are prescribed a medication to get rid of your IBS symptoms. Maybe it’s a laxative for constipation, or a drug to help diarrhea, or even an anti-depressant. Maybe you have been told to increase your fibre intake in the from of breads and cereals and these could be the foods that are actually causing your IBS in the first place.
Masking your gut symptoms with medications isn’t going to solve the underlying cause of your IBS symptoms. Long term medication use will turn into a lifetime of frustration, pain, and suffering. Although there is a place for medications, prolonged use of these drugs are dangerous.
When you understand the underlying cause(s) of your IBS symptoms you can treat it more effectively and get your life back. Underlying causes can be food intolerances, gut infections, overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. 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 causes of IBS you just have dig deeper to find the underlying cause. When you find it, there are many natural ways to treat your IBS symptoms that are safer and more effective than drugs. Treating the underlying cause of your IBS naturally will help get you well and keep you well.
When your posture is out of alignment that’s a sign you need chiropractic care. Many people are used to seeing a chiropractor when they get low back pain, neck and headaches. However, often times those symptoms appear after your posture changes for the worse. Posture misalignments create stress and tension on your joints, muscles, nerves, and brain before you get pain or other health issues. Find out how to check for these posture misalignments on yourself and your family and go get them … [Read more...]
Persistent low back pain? Neck and shoulder pain that won’t go away? You have been to lots of specialists and you still get migraines? Hard time finding out why you have extreme fatigue despite getting a lot of sleep and blood tests coming back normal? Hard time with focus and concentration...brain fog? Or maybe you aren’t sleeping and you’re hanging on by a thread everyday. Is your gut uncomfortable? Bloated, diarrhea and/or constipation? Skin problems that won’t go away? Have you … [Read more...]