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10 FUNCTIONAL TESTS OFFERED BY DR. FISEL

Are you experiencing health symptoms that have left you feeling less than stellar? You have tried everything you can think of to address your symptoms: Practiced an over-the-counter medication or supplement regimen Consulted with and obtained an allopathic doctor’s perspective

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SIBO, small intestine health, bacteria, large intestine health, bloating, IBS

Could it be SIBO?

Could my symptoms be caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? It’s normal to grow bacteria in your large intestine, in fact it’s healthy to grow bacteria in your large intestine. But what about when that good bacteria moves along

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IBS? It May Be Something Else . . .

People often come to my office saying they’ve been diagnosed with IBS. They may complain of intestinal pain, constipation, diarrhea, or all of the above, yet all of their test results come back “normal”, so they are prescribed anti-spasmodic medications

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Digestive Health In Early Life Linked To Allergies

As a naturopathic physician, I’m always paying close attention to the connection between intestinal health and systemic complaints. Allergies in particular are something that our profession has recognized as having strong ties to the digestive tract. When people present to

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What Can I Do About C. diff?

A patient came to me recently after finishing her 2nd course of antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. Despite some temporary relief during while taking the medication, her symptoms were beginning to return to the same level of

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Is It Really IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects one in five adult Americans, and is responsible for up to 40% of referrals to gastroenterologists. While there are legitimate criteria used to diagnose IBS (alternating constipation and diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain), the term is

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Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance?

When people are experiencing nutritional deficiencies, anemia, weight changes, and/or other symptoms that seem to be of an unknown origin, it’s fairly common practice for doctors to rule out the presence of celiac disease with a small intestinal biopsy. While

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Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth and IBS

I’m posting a link here that explains in detail the symptoms of Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth (SIBO), and how it is often an underlying cause of IBS. In my clinic, I’ve diagnosed this several times, even after people have already

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IBS and “Mindfulness”

A therapy that combines mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga may help soothe symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, a small clinical trial suggests. In a study of 75 women with the digestive disorder, researchers found that those assigned to “mindfulness training” saw a bigger

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