Category Archives: Constipation

Treating Childhood Ear Infections with Antibiotics Increases risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A recent article in Pediatrics reports that exposure to antibiotics during childhood is associated with the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract. The major forms are Cohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They are very different diseases but may both present with abdominal pain, […]

The cause of your health problems may be in your gut

The health of your gut affects your entire well being. If you experience bloating, gas or constipation, your mood, immune system and energy level may be affected.  Most of us know that SSRIs- a group of antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro, work by increasing serotonin in the body. Serotonin is seen as the […]