Irritable-Bowel-Syndrome

Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

If I was going to invest in a pharmaceutical drug, I’d make it one of the many medications prescribed by doctors for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Medications to treat IBS are prescribed like hotcakes. Walk into your doctor’s office and tell him or her you have symptoms of IBS, and the…

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Taking Probiotics for Optimal Health

Folks, this month marks an important milestone for me—the 20th anniversary of my newsletter, Health & Healing. As part of that celebration, I’ve published a list of 20 ways to improve your health. Number 12 on that list is taking probiotics. These healthy bacteria can stop nearly any…

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Naturally Treating IBS

Each year in America, patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) make more than 2 million visits to the doctor. The knee-jerk reaction of most physicians is to whip out prescriptions for anti-diarrheals, antispasmodics, and even antidepressants. However, there are a number of safe, natural and…

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The Medicinal Uses for Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the world’s most popular botanical therapies. The medicinal uses for aloe vera date all the way back to King Solomon, who was reported to have used the leaves of this succulent plant as a laxative. Hippocrates mentioned at least 14 different concoctions containing this…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

Most of the time, people associate the word “bacteria” with germs, illness or something else that’s bad for your health. But probiotics—strains of beneficial bacteria that reside in the intestinal tract—are actually good for you. Probiotics are best known for their role…

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