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IBS update

One out of five people has symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome. That’s really a lot of people with gut irritation. 

Long term relief has been shown with peppermint oil supplements. 

Enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules taken daily for one month helped nearly 80 percent of the subjects reported relief from severe abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and reduction of gas.

For centuries, healers have used peppermint oil to curb nausea, gas, and other digestive problems. Modern research shows that it kills bacteria and relaxes muscles in the digestive tract.

Peppermint oil may cause heartburn in some patients, but that’s usually not a problem with coated capsules.

Intesol from Metagenics provides comforting relief of GI disturbances. I recommend one softgel three times daily before meals.

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Probiotics Help Eczema

Most of my patients know the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Most people need to take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics. This will ensure that the good intestinal flora bacteria killed by the antibiotic use gets replenished. 

Even many MD’s are recommending probiotics during and after antibiotic therapy. I use probiotics to  help build the immune system, and induce an “immunosurveillance” if you will.  Probiotics are also helpful to address abdominal discomfort, bloating and cramping. Allergies that affect the skin such as eczema, are helped by strains of  probiotics. All probiotics are not created equal. I can only recommend UltraFlora Plus DF (dairy free) by Metagenics or Probio Defense by Xymogen as two of the best and most reliable.