Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

September 16, 2019

Inflammatory Bowel Disease:  There and Back Again

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND A diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcerative Proctitis, or Diverticulitis is no small pill to swallow.  It brings with it a heavy weight of possible complications, suppressive medications, invasive procedures, and a massive impact on the quality of your daily life. It can be an overwhelming and helpless feeling to […]

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Low Dose Naltrexone & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jessica Moore, ND Naltrexone is a prescription medication that is often used in the treatment of addiction at doses of 50mg to 100mg. In low doses (3.0 – 4.5mg), there is a growing body of scientific and clinical evidence to support its use in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autoimmune disease, multiple […]

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Advanced Comprehensive Stool Testing for IBD

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that describes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, the two main types of which are Crohn’s disease (which can affect any part of the digestive tract) and ulcerative colitis (specifically affecting the large intestine). Identifying the physiological imbalances that are contributing to IBD is […]

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February 28, 2018

IBS versus IBD: The Role of Fecal Calprotectin testing

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder involving abnormal gut contractions and increased gut hypersensitivity. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel habits with constipation, and/or diarrhea. Digestive upset of some type is one of the most common complaints in a Naturopathic medical practice. For […]

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December 15, 2017

Mapping the Microbiome: Lab Testing for Dysbiosis 

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND As the interest in the human microbiome grows, the complexities of the microbiome and the link between a dysfunctional microbiome and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, acne, diabetes, eczema, allergies, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression and anxiety, cancer and many autoimmune conditions continues to unfold. When we refer to the […]

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