Thursday, March 8, 2012

Finally, a Gastroenterologist Relates Food to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. William D. Chey of the University of Michigan GI Laboratory confirmed the work of Dr. Peter Gibson of Australia which showed significant improvements in patients with IBS that went on a low sugar diet. The work was presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, where it was also noted that the worldwide incidence of IBS is increasing substantially. Those of us in integrative medicine have been treating IBS successfully for many years by correcting imbalances in yeast and good bacteria (dysbiosis) and identifying food allergies. Corrections in diet are just part of the overall treatment program. See Family Practice News(click here,subscription needed) January 2012 issue, p. 29.

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