Archive for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Category

SIBO and the Elemental Diet

SIBO and the Elemental Diet SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a condition that occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria resides and over-populates the small intestine causing possible symptoms of bloating, gas, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea or loose stools. The problem, if left untreated, can lead to the inability to absorb nourishment and nutrients from food, possibly leading to a type of malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. At Pearl Natural Health, SIBO is considered part of the health picture with symptoms that range from poor appetite, foggy thinking, digestive disorders from mild to more severe including IBD and IBS. We offer onsite SIBO testing to evaluate its presence and diet is a major part of treatment. For people who absolutely find most foods irritating, an Elemental Diet can be recommended. In this short video Pearl Natural Health’s Dr. Gary Weiner talks all about the Elemental Diet: what

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Podcast: The Microbiome Solution an interview with Dr. Robynne Chutkan

Heal Your Microbiome We are cleaner but not necessarily healthier. Why and what does our digestive health and the Microbiome have to do with our health? Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan speaks with Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. on Healthwatch about living a little more dirty and eating clean as a way to heal your gut.  With the prevalence of chronic afflictions like obesity, diabetes, food allergies, auto-immune disease, chronic fatigue, depression, acne & rosacea they’ll talk about the connection to digestive health and the microbiome.  Dr. Chutkan discusses her new book The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, is one of the most recognizable integrative gastroenterologists working in the United States today. She is here to speak with us about her book, The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out. Dr. Chutkan has

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Podcast: Gut Health and Inflammation a Naturopathic & Chinese Medicine Approach

Gut Health is Central to our Whole Health: an interview with Dr. Edythe Vickers According to the United States Center for Disease Control, it is currently estimated that about 1 – 1.3 million people suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Known as IBD this disease involves chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, potentially debilitating conditions. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that also affects the digestive tract and is often unrecognized or untreated, with as few as 25% of IBS sufferers seeking professional health care. Today Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. is speaking with Dr. Edie Vickers, naturopathic physican and licensed acupuncturist on KBOO’s Healthwatch about  IBD, IBS and the naturopathic and Chinese medicine approach to treating these health problems. Dr. Vickers is Director of the An Hao Natural Health Clinic in NW Portland. Her practice focuses

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Happy New Year, SCD Support Group Updates

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year! If you are being treated for IBD or SIBO at Pearl Natural Health then we have talked with you and encouraged you to make health supportive changes in your way of eating to promote your healing. For many of you this may mean the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). Changing one’s lifestyle around diet, I believe, is one of the most challenging shifts a person can commit to. I choose to refer to it as a “shift” versus something with a negative connotation, such as undertaking, because I know from personal and professional experience that a positive attitude promotes success. But let’s be real…changing one’s lifestyle IS an UNDERTAKING! Margaret Mead, an American cultural anthropologist who said many great things once said, “It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” I didn’t need Margaret’s quote to “get” this…but

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Blog: Recipes – SCD Legal – Sauteed Mushrooms

Blog: Recipes – SCD Legal – Sauteed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe by Michael Chiarello Mushrooms are great foods which add flavor and depth to the simplest of dishes. Steeped on top of roasted vegetables, cooked meats or added to soups are delicious. Wherever you are in the SCD diet you may able to add warming herbs such as thyme, marjoram, or basil. Mushrooms are also known for their immune supportive properties. Try this simple and delightful recipe next time you are cooking in the kitchen. Ingredients: 6 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 lbs fresh button mushrooms, halved (Organic if possible) 2 T unsalted butter  (or GHEE) Sea salt, preferably gray salt, and freshly ground pepper 1 T minced garlic 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme 1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 T chopped fresh Italian parlsey Directions: -Heat a large skillet over high heat -Add the olive oil -When

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SCD RECIPE: Curried Pumpkin Soup

SCD RECIPE: Curried Pumpkin Soup

Are you looking for an SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) friendly soup this autumn? Here it is!

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Podcast: Can a Change in Diet Really Heal My Gut?

Podcast: Can a Change in Diet Really Heal My Gut?

Ellen speaks with Julia Tinkham-Ray, OTR/L of her path to healing Crohn’s and Colitis through a big change in her diet and naturopathic medicine. Learn about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and what it could offer in your quest for health.

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Learn about the Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Dr. Gary Weiner

On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Northwest hosted a webinar discussing integrative medicine, featuring Dr. Gary Weiner from Pearl Natural Health in Portland, Oregon. Topics include: What is really working for IBD in alternative and complementary medicine Multiple perspectives on what causes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis The complementary and alternative therapies considered in designing a successful program aimed at putting IBD into remission How complementary and alternative therapies are combined with conventional therapies for best results The role that diet has played in many cases of Crohn’s and colitis 3 real cases from his complementary and alternative care program to demonstrate the principles of integration Dr. Weiner’s presentation is 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Click here to view a replay of the presentation. Click here to view the presentation slides. (Note: this is a large file and takes a

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