Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is often a misdiagnosis? There are many other digestive problems that can look like IBS. My first step is ensuring these have been ruled out. Unlike IBS, these problems can all be treated quite easily. These common problems include things like:
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
Yeast overgrowth in the intestines (Candida)
Mold infection in the gut
Intestinal parasite infection
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means it should only be diagnosed when everything else has been ruled out. If IBS is truly the issue (and nothing else), treatment includes managing your symptoms and regulating your nervous system.
IBS Symptom Management
While I prefer to treat IBS at its root, naturopathic medicine offers several effective, natural, and gentle therapies to manage your symptoms, including:
Therapeutic Diet strategies (using food as medicine)
Mindfulness & Relaxation strategies to regulate the nervous system
Hydrotherapy (water & hot/cold) strategies to regulate the nervous system
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Improving IBS by Healing the Nervous System
If your symptoms are mainly caused by stress, then we need to address it. Some of the stress management strategies I use include:
Strategies and techniques to improve your stress tolerance
Lifestyle recommendations to reduce/eliminate stress
Relaxation and mindfulness practices
Trauma healing strategies
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Tech solutions for regulating the nervous system
crave new ways to manage your IBS
prefer natural treatments for your IBS, or
are determined to resolve your IBS symptoms for good,
I can help you. You don't have to settle for chronic symptoms that negatively impact your quality of life.
**It can be difficult to find a doctor in BC. If you're looking for a primary care doctor in BC who is accepting new patients, I can help. Appointments are available in-person in Kelowna or virtually from anywhere in BC.