What causes IBS and Digestive Disorders?




What causes IBS and Digestive Disorders?


Many factors can contribute, food is the biggest cause.  People with sensitive digestive systems tend to be challenged with IBS the most.  Poor diet can cause many of the problems.

Food- Many of the common food allergens, dairy, gluten, corn, eggs, nightshades, can stimulate IBS.  As well as caffeine, chocolate, fried foods and alcohol.

Stress- The colon has many nerves that connect it to the brain.  These nerves control the normal contractions of the colon and cause abdominal discomfort at stressful times.  Individuals with IBS, stress, can stimulate colon spasms.  Stress makes the mind more aware of the sensations that arise in the colon.

Medication- Every body responds differently to medications and many of them can stimulate negative affects in the digestive tract, especially when someone is combining multiple medications together.


How can we help?

While many traditional doctors try and treat the symptoms of these disorders, we look at the entire body as a whole and locate the source of the dysfunction. To do this, we start in the gut, which is where problems usually begin.  Almost ever gut related disorder is inflammation and/or autoimmune related. Once we have determined the Root Cause, we can then employ methods to treat your IBS.