IBS: How I Learned to Love My Belly Again

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an uncomfortable and challenging condition to live with.  Trust me, I know.  Throughout most of my teens and early 20’s I suffered with IBS.  I had a colonoscopy at 18 and got the IBS diagnosis from my gastroenterologist who gave me a prescription for Bentyl (an anti-spasmodic medication) and instructions…

Helpful Hints for Healthy Digestion

A healthy digestive system is one of the pillars of a healthy body and mind.  Digestion is not only the process through which our bodies extract the nutrients we need from the food we eat and eliminate that which is toxic or not useful. Your digestive system is also the home of a large portion of your immune system. When your digestive system is inflamed or moves too quickly or too slowly, your entire body is affected.

It’s no coincidence that people who have chronic health problems often also have digestive problems. Improving gut health tends to improve overall health, not to mention relieve the social embarrassment and activity restrictions that go along with an unpredictable digestive system.