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Managing SIBO Through Dietary Interventions

Dr. Fitzgerald shares how augmenting SIBO treatment with nutrition therapies helps patients in her clinic.

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Understanding the Mind-Body Connection Can Help GI Patients

Given the strong mind-body/brain-gut connection, it is clear that when the normal integrity of the GI tract is compromised, distant systemic complaints can result, even in the absence of overt GI symptoms. Integrative approaches may be helpful for reducing symptoms and reestablishing a healthy gut and a healthy mind.

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The Gut-Brain Axis & Systems Biology

The gut-brain axis is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain, which occurs through multiple pathways that include hormonal, neural, and immune mediators. Interestingly, the signals along this axis can originate in the gut, the brain, or both, with the objective of maintaining normal gut function and appropriate behavior. 

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The 5R Framework for Gut Health

This video introduction to the 5R framework for treating digestive disorders is presented by Vincent Pedre, MD.

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Mouth Physical Exam & Cardiac Health

Oral exams can reveal signs and symptoms of more than 90% of systemic diseases. However, in spite of these associations, some researchers feel there is a lack of awareness in the healthcare community on their possible importance. What do Functional Medicine practitioners look for within the oral cavity to assess overall health?

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Treating SIBO and Its Comorbidities

Nutrition interventions that reduce the fermentation of carbohydrates in the gut can help restore a healthy balance among gut bacteria. Of the many choices for treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which food plans work best for restoring balance in the gut microbiome?

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The Gut-Brain Connection in IBS

In a disorder such as IBS, the gut-brain connection has a powerful impact. By evaluating lifestyle and medical factors, a treatment plan that deals with each area of patient life makes symptoms more manageable.

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