Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an intestinal disorder that causes pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Many are led to believe that this is normal and that there’s no way around the symptoms. But is that true? Is there a way to reduce the effects of IBS In the body? In this episode, Dr. Ann-Marie Barter addresses these concerns with an expert integrative and functional dietitian, Bridgitte Carrol. She is the Founder and CEO of Well By Bridgitte and has studied with some of the finest minds in functional medicine. She helps her clients get to the root cause of their gut imbalances with her 4 step process.
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1:19 How did Bridgitte deal with IBS in her own life?
3:37 What are common IBS symptoms?
4:40 Are there any treatments for IBS?
6:19 Can supplements or probiotics treat IBS?
7:56 Do parasite infections like h pylori contribute to IBS?
11:55What’s the connection between IBS and leaky gut?
13:31Should you be on strict food elimination diets?
17:48How long does it take to clean up gut infections?
19:05Do Anxiety and depression go away after dealing with IBS?
20:43What are neurotransmitters?
22:07What should you do daily to keep your gut healthy?
23:01How often should you do stool testing?
24:02 Best advice
Dr. Ann-Marie Barter is a Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Doctor at Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic.
She is the clinic founder of Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic that has two offices: one in Longmont and one in Denver. They treat an array of health conditions overlooked or under-treated by conventional medicine, called the “grey zone”.