Yoga for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Wyandotte MI

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.

Woodhaven Bally Total Fitness
23303 Allen Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Tanning, Yoga

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Redford Plaza Bally Total Fitness
9359 Telegraph Rd
Redford, MI
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Stephen Joseph Watts, MD
(734) 285-2405
3333 Biddle St Ste D
Wyandotte, MI
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hosp, Wyandotte, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Medical Center Taylor; Henry Ford Medical Group

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Baldev Kumar Malik
(313) 381-0713
2176 Fort St
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Adnan Ghalib Abbasi, MD
(313) 381-1780
16407 Southfield Rd
Allen Park, MI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dearborn II Bally Total Fitness
18900 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Tanning, Yoga

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Southfield Bally Total Fitness
16000 Northland Dr
Southfield, MI
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Stephen Joseph Watts
(734) 285-2405
3333 Biddle
Wyandotte, MI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Frank Hardeep Singh
(734) 692-6566
25000 Hall Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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James Joseph Swetech
(734) 479-8000
19727 Allen Rd
Brownstown Twp, MI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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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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