An Elemental Primer: Use of Elemental Diets in IBD and IBS – Part 4

In an article originally published at ndnr.com. Dr. Gary Weiner explains the history, use of and possible benefits to utilizing the elemental diet for IBS and IBD. This is part of our in depth series of posts on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Previously in this series, Dr. Weiner wrote about the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Treating IBD, and The IBS Within the IBD. Look forward to the second part of this elemental primer and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to the use of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as treatments for IBS, IBD, and SIBO. This is the third part of a multi-part article. Read the full text of the original article here. Or go back to the start of this article. TROUBLESHOOTING EDs can present problems, but most have practical solutions: Palatability

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An Elemental Primer: Use of Elemental Diets in IBD and IBS – Part 3

In an article originally published at ndnr.com. Dr. Gary Weiner explains the history, use of and possible benefits to utilizing the elemental diet for IBS and IBD. This is part of our in depth series of posts on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Previously in this series, Dr. Weiner wrote about the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Treating IBD, and The IBS Within the IBD. Look forward to the second part of this elemental primer and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to the use of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as treatments for IBS, IBD, and SIBO. This is the third part of a multi-part article. Read the full text of the original article here. Or go back to the start of this article. NATUROPATHIC PERSPECTIVE In Part 1 of this article, I discussed the

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An Elemental Primer: Use of Elemental Diets in IBD and IBS – Part 2

In an article originally published at ndnr.com. Dr. Gary Weiner explains the history, use of and possible benefits to utilizing the elemental diet for IBS and IBD. This is part of our in depth series of posts on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Previously in this series, Dr. Weiner wrote about the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Treating IBD, and The IBS Within the IBD. Look forward to the second part of this elemental primer and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to the use of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as treatments for IBS, IBD, and SIBO. This is the second part of a multi-part article. Read the full text of the original article here. Or go back to the start of this article. NON-STANDARD INDICATIONS In 2004, Pimentel et al published a retrospective study

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An Elemental Primer: Use of Elemental Diets in IBD and IBS – Part 1

In an article originally published at ndnr.com. Dr. Gary Weiner explains the history, use of and possible benefits to utilizing the elemental diet for IBS and IBD. This is part of our in depth series of posts on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Previously in this series, Dr. Weiner wrote about the differences between IBS, IBD, and SIBO, Treating IBD, and The IBS Within the IBD. Look forward to the second part of this elemental primer and additional videos and summary articles including posts related to the use of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as treatments for IBS, IBD, and SIBO. Read the full text of the original article here. NATUROPATHIC PERSPECTIVE The elemental diet (ED) has enjoyed a revival in the naturopathic community largely due to the efforts of Drs Allison Siebecker and Steven Sandberg-Lewis, who have consistently

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The Naturopathic Perspective: Elemental Diets with IBS and IBD

Dr. Gary Weiner’s Article on the Elemental Diet with IBS & IBD   For those who suffer with IBS or IBD the role of diet is tantamount in its recovery. Here at Pearl Natural Health our naturopathic physicians may recommend the Elemental Diet along with herbal protocols or even targeted antibiotics. But, what is the Elemental Diet and why would it be used? If you are suffering from either of these conditions read Dr. Gary Weiner’s informative and featured article in the naturopathic journal NDNR entitled, AN ELEMENTAL PRIMER: USE OF ELEMENTAL DIETS IN IBD AND IBS – PART 1 helpful. Questions? Our physicians are skilled in helping those who suffer from digestive distress. Call us at 503 230-8973 to set up an appointment.        

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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. Possible symptoms a person can experience include bloating, gas, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea or loose stools. The physicians may recommend the Elemental Diet to help ease SIBO symptoms. If left untreated, SIBO 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, we consider SIBO  part of the one’s whole health picture with symptoms that range from poor appetite, foggy thinking, digestive disorders from mild to more severe including IBD and IBS. We treat SIBO with diet, herbs and, when needed, pharmaceuticals. We offer onsite SIBO testing to evaluate its presence and diet is a major part of treatment. For people who absolutely find

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