Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widely-diagnosed, yet often misunderstood condition that affects approximately 60 million Americans. IBS is characterized by abdominal pain, discomfort, and changes in bowel habits, and is diagnosed when IBD or celiac disease have been ruled out. In other words, IBS is a “diagnosis of exclusion.” The range of symptoms, poorly defined pathogenesis, and functional nature of IBS make it a notoriously difficult disorder to treat. Because there is no widely recognized cause of IBS in the mainstream medical community, standard treatment is based primarily on symptom suppression and management.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast I dive deep into the topic of IBS with Dr. Soyona Rafatjah. We discuss the difference between the conventional medicine approach versus the Functional Medicine approach when it comes to testing and treatment options for IBS. We also talk about the importance of identifying food intolerances, and the benefits of a low-FODMAP diet which can significantly reduce the severity of IBS symptoms.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Gut Healing Course – primehealth.teachable.com/p/guthealth. Use code: BROKENBRAIN to receive 50% off.
- Dr. Saladino and The Carnivore Diet – https://carnivoremd.com/the-carnivore-diet-start-here/
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