Yoga for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Chesterfield MO

To promote better overall colon health, I added fiber to my diet, starting my day with one cup of a fiber-packed cereal. I also take one 4 mg capsule of the probiotic Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) a day, which studies have shown relieves many symptoms of IBS.

Dorsett Bally Total Fitness
12703 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO
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Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Tennis, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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David H Cort, MD
(314) 434-2399
226 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 52W
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Paul Edward Buse, MD
(314) 434-2399
226 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 52W
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo
Group Practice: Digestive Disease Medical

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Jerrold J Lander
(314) 205-6031
222 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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(314) 576-2080
224 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
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Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Clayton Bally Total Fitness
7393 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO
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Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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David T Walden
(314) 434-2399
226 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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David H Cort
(314) 434-2399
226 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Dr.David Walden
(314) 434-2399
226 S Woods Mill Rd # 52W
Chesterfield, MO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Bruce Henry Witte, MD
(314) 434-2399
226 S Woods Mill Rd #52 West
Chesterfield, MO
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1989

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Alternative Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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By Gina Roberts-Grey

For nearly 20 years, I battled bouts of gas, bloating, painful cramps, and diarrhea, which gradually got worse and became more frequent. After an unusually prolonged flare-up when I was 40, I went to the doctor—and I wasn’t terribly shocked when he told me I had ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammation of the large intestine caused by abnormal activation of the immune system in the intestines.

The Conventional Rx: My doctor prescribed immunosuppressants, medication that weakens the immune system to ease symptoms. But these drugs carry the risk of side effects, such as constipation, decreased blood flow to the colon, dizziness, and blurred vision. Instead of filling the prescription, I explored other options.

The Alternative Rx: I started keeping a daily diary to track what I ate and also the amount of stress I felt, hours of sleep I got each night, and my overall activity level. I was surprised to discover that stress—not food—seemed more likely to trigger my symptoms, and sure enough, research confirms this. Stress weakens your immune system, which often leads to painful IBS symptoms.

Practicing yoga three to four times a week lessened my gastrointestinal upset within a few weeks. Aromatherapy—specifically, dabbing a few drops of a blend of lavender and ylang-ylang essential oils on pulse points like my wrists and sides of my neck two to three times a day—also lowered tension.

To promote better overall colon health, I also added fiber to my diet, starting my day with one cup of a fiber-packed cereal. I also take one 4 mg capsule of the probiotic Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) a day, which studies have shown relieves many symptoms of IBS.

The Outcome: I’ve scaled back on fried foods, which can cause a flare-up of symptoms, and my yoga practice has also helped me drop 7 pounds. Even better? I’ve yet to fill the crumpled prescription that’s tucked away somewhere in my wallet.

Author: Gina Roberts-Grey

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