IBS Part 3: Pain

Another key aspect of IBS that was mentioned earlier is the fact that its principle distinguishing feature is pain. As such, it only seems appropriate to take a closer look at the nature of this sensation—particularly because it differs from all other sensations that we experience as a species. Normally, when we experience a sensation,… Continue reading IBS Part 3: Pain

IBS Part 2: Neurogastroenterology

While IBS is not considered to be as severe a condition as inflammatory bowel disease, it certainly remains a complex one. If we dive into the medical history books from the 20th Century alone, we find that the thinking of gastrointestinal doctors and scientists went through quite an evolution. Their observations of digestive function started… Continue reading IBS Part 2: Neurogastroenterology

Unfinished Book on IBS & IBD

In the final months of working with Tao of Wellness, I was working on a book that was eventually going to be something of a collaboration with Dr. Dao about both Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I did a whole lot of research, which was synthesized and processed in the computer upstairs to… Continue reading Unfinished Book on IBS & IBD

IBS: A Complex Condition With Complex Causes

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, affects an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, mostly women. Among the criteria used to diagnose IBS are recurrent abdominal pain for at least three days per month for at least three months; reduced pain after a bowel movement, associated with a change in the frequency of… Continue reading IBS: A Complex Condition With Complex Causes