All disease begins in the gut. – Hippocrates
What Hippocrates knew way back when is finding a resurgence today. There is a lot of talk of the importance of gut flora in the science media these days. Unfortunately the conclusions they come to generally involve excitement of new possibilities for pharma. Pharma is not the answer and there are people who know how to go about systematically healing the gut right now with information that’s been available for a long time but not utilized.
This is a great little tutorial about the gut, IBS and how to heal it. I found it on Dr. Hyman’s blog on Huffington Post where there is an accompanying article.
I cured over 20 years of chronic IBS with probiotics, diet and enzymes. I absolutely did not need any drugs for it ever. This guy suggests a prescription of some sort that I know nothing about. I do know that I was able to heal my situation without it. I did need to eliminate wheat and a couple of others things.
I talk about IBS on this site very often because IBS is rampant in the mental health community. Having a healthy gut is imperative if one wants a healthy mind. Its pretty clear that psychotropics often make IBS worse too.
2011 — I discovered I needed a deeper gut healing…even after I got rid of all obvious gut symptoms: Food as medicine