Summon the Doctor Within for IBS

“If you can’t get to the cause, you can’t get to the cure."
-Dr. Patrick 

By Mary Nugent, Lifestyle Reporter

January 20, 2003 

Pam, a grandmother of 3, doesn’t visit them as frequently as she likes because there aren’t any bathrooms in the rural countryside.

Jack, a professional salesperson, gets up extra early on workdays because he doesn’t want to feel embarrassed by spending the morning in the bathroom. 

Brittany, a college student, is never quite sure she can make it across campus in time for her next class.

What do these three people have in common?

IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They are among the one in five Americans who suffers from IBS, a condition that results in crampy abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. The daily stress of IBS sufferers causes pain, embarrassment and lots of dreadful inconvenience.

How is that working for you?

Traditional medical approaches have been unable to help many patients with IBS. This is because the medical approach is designed to treat the symptoms of IBS, not the root cause(s). It is like asking a car mechanic to cut the wire to the blinking ‘add oil light’-the symptom- instead of adding oil – the real problem. 

Some medical doctors recommend more water, which can result in even more bloating and trips to the bathroom; Other doctors suggest eating more fiber which, if your body cannot tolerate fiber, causes more constipation or diarrhea, and still other doctors choose the food avoidance plan or simply say: You don’t have a serious disease; you have IBS. You will just have to live with it. 

Is it Time to Summon the Doctor Within? 

Did you know you have an inner doctor inside you that knows how to heal itself? 

Yes, given the right environment and support you can find relief from IBS. 

So you are faced with a choice.

You can try what others have tried i.e. pay attention to what you eat, increase your fluids or add more fiber among other suggestions. 

Or if that fails, it makes logical sense to choose a different approach. One that helps you find your inner doctor – an approach that understands your body’s own ability to provide relief and to get well without drugs or surgery. 

When you can get to the cause, you get to the cure.

In my personal experience working with hundreds of patients for the last 12 years, most people who suffer from IBS have food intolerances, like lactose intolerance, digestive stress, food allergies, or food sensitivities. 

In our clinic, we actually test you to find out what is causing your IBS by evaluating what foods you digest, and which foods you don’t process. Through a combination of a non-fasting and fasting physical exams, along with a 24-hour urine test, we can identify food intolerances and digestive stress. We also test for food allergies and sensitivities. Your IBS symptoms may be caused by compromised digestion of fat, protein, sugars, or fiber. Testing helps us identify allergies and sensitivities that are the root cause of your IBS.

Once we have determined the cause of your bowel symptoms, we can bring your body back in balance by modifying your diet, and enhancing your digestion. Our approach can also desensitize you to foods that produce allergy-like reactions, so you can once again eat foods that you have had to avoid. 

As for Brittany, the college student? She doesn’t have to race to her classes anymore; Pam is now visiting her grandchildren once a week. And Jack? He is the first one at work these days because he just got a promotion.

If traditional medical approaches to IBS are not working for you, you owe it to inner doctor to see how you can have your life back again. Call Dr. Patrick’s office at 530-899-8741 to schedule a consultation or attend one of our free seminars to see if our approach is right for you. Live life free of the pain and embarrassment of IBS.

Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC, Internal Health Specialist, Founder of the Digestion Relief Center, specializes in effective, natural relief for IBS, food sensitivities and digestive problems. Learn more at www.digestionreliefcenter.com.

Published in the Chico Enterprise Record, January 20, 2003.

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