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IBS / Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Overview IBS affects about 58 million people in the United States. 80% of the affected population are women. Although IBS is not life-threatening, symptoms of bloating, increased flatulence, abdominal pain, bowel urgency, diarrhea or constipation can get in the way of living a normal lifestyle. While some people can manage their symptoms, for others, IBS […]

Ulcerative Colitis: causes, symptoms, diagnoses and treatments

Overview Colitis (also called ulcerative colitis) is associated with bleeding ulcers and inflammation of the mucosa, the inner lining of the colon. The colon also can be called large intestine. Ulcerative colitis occurs in the large intestine. It can start in the rectum (known as ulcerative proctitis), and proliferate gradually throughout the entire colon (known […]

Best Health Books on… Fasting

Why would anyone want to stop eating? Food can heal, right?  Actually, calorie restriction and periodic fasting have been used as a cure-all for centuries.  When fasting, fat people become skinny, sick people become well, and sluggish people become energetic. At first, I was very skeptical about fasting because I was afraid of being weak […]