Bacterial Histamine Linked to Abdominal Pain in IBS

Scientists from McMaster University and Queen’s University, both in Ontario, Canada, have identified a gut bacterial ‘super-producer’ of histamine that can trigger pain flare-ups in some irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. The offender has been named Klebsiella aerogenes, the McMaster-Queen (MQ) strain, and it appears in up to 25 percentRead

Which Diet Is Best for IBS?

Three popular IBS diets went head-to-head in a recent British study from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology — low-FODMAP (LFD), gluten-free (GFD), and traditional dietary advice (TDA). Researchers were surprised to discover that all three eating plans reduced symptoms by roughly 50% among subjects suffering from non-constipated irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read

Video with Tieraona Low Dog M.D., Herbal Bitters versus Digestive Enzymes

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In this Q&A and video, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog outlines the uses and clinical protocols for herbal bitters versus digestive enzymes. Q: “When would you use an herbal bitters versus digestive enzymes?”  TLD: “It’s a good question, and one that requires some thoughtful consideration.” “Herbal bitters are herbs that primeRead

Combination Therapy Including Digestive Enzymes Improves Clinical Outcomes for IBS

Proton Pump Inhibitors Associated with Increased Risk of Premature Death

This Italian study, published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, evaluated the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Digestive Enzyme Study Patients and Methods The study was conductedRead