Irritable Bowel (IBS)
Irritable Bowel (IBS)
What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
25 – 40 million Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Also known as "spastic colon" or "irritable colon", IBS is considered a “functional” bowel disorder. There is an alteration of gut function, but no evidence of any structural or organic disease that would explain the presence of symptoms.
IBS victims often suffer chronic persistent changes in their bowel habits that disrupt many aspects of their lives. Work productivity, social functions and family life are areas that are typically impacted. It can be very difficult for an IBS sufferer to explain their problem to co-workers and friends. It can also be difficult for friends and co-workers to understand what an IBS victim endures.
In simple terms IBS typically involves constipation, diarrhea, or cycling between constipation and diarrhea. In addition, there can be pain, cramping, bloating, gas, and even mucus in the stools.
The specific causes of the underlying disease responsible for the symptoms which doctors have agreed to label “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” remain as yet unclear. There are many physical events, and theories as to their causes, under independent investigation.
What IS known are some of the mechanisms by which the body generates these symptoms doctors agree to label as “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”.
So far these include:
- non-allergic immunologic food or additive intolerances (“lost oral tolerance”)
- non-immunologic food intolerances
- exaggerated response of the body to chronic and acute stress and anxiety which are associated with the personal consequences of IBS symptoms
Other symptoms that are not essential but support the diagnosis of IBS:
- Abnormal stool frequency (greater than 3 bowel movements/day or less than 3 bowel movements/week);
- Abnormal stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stool);
- Abnormal stool passage (straining, urgency, or feeling of incomplete evacuation);
- Passage of mucus;
- Bloating or feeling of abdominal distension.
The LEAP Program
The LEAP Program contains all the elements recommended in the current Medical Literature for Proper Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and is tailored to each patient using a patented technology.
What Kind of Results Are Affiliate Physicians Reporting?
It is very common for our Affiliate Physicians to see 75-80% treatment success with the LEAP IBS Disease Management Program.
Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
- Contact us with a brief question.
- Arrange a phone consultation with Dr. Forrest.
Call ( 408) 354-4262
Allergix Bloodspot IgG4 Food Antibodies 30 Profile | Genova Diagnostics - From a simple finger stick, the Bloodspotô IgG Food Antibody Profile measures levels of IgG antibodies specific to 30 commonly offending foods*(hide)
Allergix IgG4 Food Antibody Test 90| Genova Diagnostics - Serum - Allergix IgG4 antibody is related to “delayed” or non-atopic food reactions that exacerbate or contribute to many different health problems*(hide)
Food Allergy Testing 96 Foods - A Non-Invasive Alternative in IgG Food Antibody Testing 96 Foods*
The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis - This test evaluates digestion and absorption, bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, malabsorption, and other GI-related problems. Additionally, Genova offers a parasitology component with the CDSA test that evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing*(hide)
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 Random (CDSA 2.0/P)| Genova Diagnostics - This test evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment, and is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases. Additionally, Genova offers a parasitology component.*(hide)
Consultation with Dr. Forrest - Dr. Forrest, MA, MH, DC, is a licensed chiropractor in California. His is available for in-office visits and informational/educational phone/Skype consultations including Zyto Biometric Body Scans. You are welcome to draw on his over 33 years of clinical experience in functional medicine.*(hide)
GI Effects Gut Pathogen Profile | Genova Diagnostics - Comprehensive test evaluates stool for the presence of parasites, using microscopic examination. This is an ideal test for patients with sudden changes in bowel pattern, especially for those who have been traveling abroad or camping*(hide)
GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile (includes parasitology) (2205) | Genova Diagnostics - test for the evaluation and identification of bacteria and parasites(hide)
iMRS PEMF System - iMRS, Magnetic-Resonance-Stimulation - iMRS - the new benchmark in PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) technology for home and professional use. FREE STANDARD US SHIPPING*(hide)
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Intestinal Permeability Assessment | Genova Diagnostics - This test analyzes urine for the clearance of two non-metabolized sugars, lactulose and mannitol. It identifies leaky gut and malabsorption.*(hide)
LEAP-MRT Food Reaction Testing - LEAP Mediator Release Test (MRT) to test for foods and chemicals and additives*
Zyto Biometric Body Scan - With the development of ZYTO biocommunication, it is easy to identify your body’s biological preference for things relating to your health.*(hide)
- Consultation With Dr. Forrest, DC
- LEAP-MRT Food Reaction Testing
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0/P)
- Allergy Testing - 96 Foods
- Zyto Biometric Body Scan
- Allergix IgG4 Food Antibody Test 90
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)
- GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile 2205
- Intestinal Permeability Assessment
- GI Effects Gut Pathogen Profile
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