IBS

IBS is a broad diagnosis that gets thrown around a lot. It occurs when there is an excess amount of lactic acid. It stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and accompanies various digestive symptoms such as…

 

Abdominal Pain/Discomfort 

Constipation/Diarrhea 

Gas/Bloating

Nausea 

Anxiety/Depression 

Low Appetite 

Painful and Urgent Bowel Movements

Indigestion/Acid Reflux 

Mucus in Stool

 

If you have every been diagnosed, your doctor likely checked for conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Celiac Disease first. If these weren’t suspected, you were likely told you have IBS.

It's important to know that your IBS symptoms are very manageable with diet and lifestyle changes. You just need to figure out what exactly is triggering it and work on restoring metabolic health. This is where we as practitioners and functional lab testing comes in handy. 

 

There are 3 types of IBS:

 

IBS-C: primarily constipation and an under-active stomach 

IBS-D: primarily diarrhea and an over-active stomach

IBS-M: a mix of both 

 

First, we will figure out which one of these types you fall under. Then, we will investigate what is triggering it through health history and a comprehensive stool analysis called the GI-Map test. If needed, we will also run an HTMA test to get a better look at your metabolism on a cellular level. 

 

Common IBS Causes: 

 

Leaky Gut 

Dysbiosis 

Parasites 

Yeast Overgrowth 

Cortisol Dysregulation

SIBO 

Food Sensitivities 

Hormone Imbalances

Poor Nutrition 

Lack of Digestive Enzymes 

Lack of Exercise 

Low Stomach Acid

 

Many of these hidden causes are the result of a slow metabolism. You don’t have to experience painful symptoms or fear food any longer. Book your 1:1 membership for personalized diet, lifestyle and supplementation in order to restore function back to your gut and metabolism.