Category: General

Bloating, gas, nausea, fatigue after eating, heartburn, distension, constipation, diarrhea…digestive issues are something almost everyone can relate to.  Tummy troubles come with a wide range of symptoms, but one thing is apparent; the number of people suffering from some type of digestive upset is on the rise.  There were almost $900 million in over the counter private label antacid sales in the U.S. in 2016, almost $40 million in antidiarrheal sales, and almost $300 million in laxatives in 2015.  So why are so many people reaching for their Tums, Imodium, and Metamucil?

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As a clinician and a woman I often hear female clients and friends casually talking about symptoms leading up to “that time of the month.”  We’ve come to accept Pre-Menstrual Syndrome- PMS for short –  as a normal part of our cycle, but what isn’t commonly known is that many PMS symptoms may be a sign of imbalance which could lead to something greater.  Swollen breasts, irritability, sadness, cramps, low back pain, fatigue, and cravings are so common that we are surprised when hear of a woman who doesn’t experience these symptoms leading up to their period. 

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