Heal your IBS (irritable bowel syndrome): heal your body and mind

As I have often mentioned on this blog, people who have taken psychiatric drugs often have gut issues. Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common diagnosis for these phenomena. IBS is basically a garbage pail term after other issues have been ruled out. Sadly and rather ironically gastroenterologists generally have no idea how to help […]

APA’s blog calls IBS a mental health issue in spite of it manifesting as distinctly physical

Well, it’s true that many people on psychiatric drugs have IBS, as I’ve written about many times on this blog. But I think we’re looking at a chicken or the egg situation here. There is A LOT of evidence that an unhealthy gut flora can make someone more susceptible to psychiatric issues. This does NOT make the IBS, which has a distinct physical manifestation, psychiatric!! IBS is actually a physical illness that can be measured and observed, unlike all psychiatric issues for which there are no labs or physical reality clearly marking them as a disease.

Heal the gut — heal the body and mind

The gut issues discussed in these videos are relevant to anyone with intestinal issues and therefore can be helpful to many people labeled with psychiatric issues as well. As I’ve written before many times on this blog, people with psychiatric disorders often have serious gut issues. These issues are usually labeled Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Most of the people I’ve worked with in circles of people who have been labeled with psychiatric diagnosis also have issues with their gut.

Gut health for mental health – new tab at top of page

This is to notify readers there is a new tab at top of page with links to info I’ve posted through the years about gut health. Gut / intestinal health is foundational to all health including mental well-being. It’s the first thing attended to when I chose to come off psychiatric drugs. In healing my […]