Wellness for Life Radio focuses on optimal health, all-natural allergy relief, clinical nutrition, environmental and lifestyle medicine as well as holistic anti-aging and life extension techniques.

Dr. Susanne Bennett will share her many years of clinical experience and expertise in all-natural therapies and remedies that can help common health issues such as allergies, gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue, autoimmune and endocrine disorders, insomnia, fat loss resistance and much more.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a health ailment that is mainly due to a change in the quality of bowel movements and disruption in brain functionality. However, there are many other reasons which could be considered as a trigger of IBS including a poor diet, stress, sleeping disorders, environmental toxicity, microbiome dysbiosis and more. However, these reasons can vary for every individual so it can get difficult at times to diagnose and reach some specific treatment, supplement protocol or dietary plan that help relieve the problem.

 

So, we bring you a small list of IBS signs and symptoms which could help in recognizing if you are suffering with the same issue.

 

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is one of the most common forms of symptoms when it comes to irritable bowel syndrome. This mainly occurs due to the excessive contraction of muscles or an increase in osmolality, causing water to be “pulled” into the bowels and functioning at a rapid speed.

 

Bloating: Another symptom of IBS is bloating or gas. Bloating is also referred to as gas collected in the intestinal tract or due to inflammation or irritation of the gut from food sensitivities. Gas or flatulence can be due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the small or large intestine which distends the abdomen with feeling of fullness and appears to be bigger as the day passes.

 

Constipation: Everyone at one time or another has experienced constipation. Constipation is a condition which develops when an individual has a small volume or infrequency of a bowel movement, causing a toxic build-up of stool in the lower bowels. Some of the reasons behind constipation could be dehydration, lack of proper diet such as high sugar intake with low fiber consumption, and of course, stress. One can easily get rid of this condition by drinking more water, regular exercising, and proper intake of soluble and insoluble fibers.

 

Sleeping Disorders: IBS can also be indirectly related to insomnia as the shift in circadian rhythm can change the ability to have regular bowel movements at the optimal period, i.e. 5 am to 7 am. If you tend to wake up frequently, feel restless in the mornings, and feel a need to sleep in later hours, mind these habits as it could lead to IBS.

 

Food Intolerance: Food intolerance, especially to fermentable carbohydrates can trigger IBS symptoms. Some of the IBS food triggers include dairy, wheat and other grass grains, alcohol, mushrooms, some fruits, and veggies. These foods can also trigger the reaction in people with sensitive stomach leading to food intolerance. Here is my list of anti-inflammatory and low fermentable carbohydrate foods to eat and which ones not to eat [Hyperlink here: http://drsusanne.com/foodlist] to eliminate IBS symptoms such as gas, bloating and inflammation. Follow the list for 6 to 8 weeks and then start incorporating the veggies and fruits slowly back into your diet.

 

Overall, lifestyle changes like regular exercise, healthy diet, adequate sleep, are all helpful strategies to mitigate IBS symptoms. It only takes a healthy lifestyle and some improvements in routine to build immunity, optimize your metabolism and prevent any future health issues. All the best!

 

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Chinese Medicine and Fertility with Denise Wiesner
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      Chinese Medicine & Fertility

Denise Wiesner is a Traditional Chinese medicine specialist, certified sex coach, clinic director of Natural Healing & Acupuncture, and author of the book, Conceiving with Love.

Wiesner shares how her multi-faceted approach, culled over 25 years of practice and including yoga, acupuncture and Tantra, has helped thousands of couples reconnect and ultimately conceive. Her methods have been proven for couples using both Western medicine, and those trying to conceive naturally.  Wiesner uses acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle suggestions when she works with patients in person, and counsels patients worldwide to improve their fertility.

The Power of Plants with Dr. Nadja Pinnavaia
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      Powered by Plants

Nadja has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from King’s College, London, and a Ph.D. in quantum chemistry from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Prior to founding Plantable, Nadja was a managing director at Goldman Sachs in London. She holds the Certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

LaValle
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      Antibiotics & Stomach Upset

Hundreds of antibiotics have become available since the discovery of penicillin. However, their overuse has contributed to drug-resistant bacteria that no longer respond to treatment.

While antibiotics are a worthwhile and necessary course of treatment in many cases, they can produce unwanted side effects.

Antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria, but they also kill off good gut bacteria. The gut microbiome affects overall health and inflammation. Drug-induced diarrhea may result from antibiotics. Take a probiotic two hours from your antibiotic doses. Eat fermented food to support a healthy gut.

Gedroic
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      The Role of Epigenetics in Chronic Illness

Reducing or eliminating your need for medications could benefit your overall health and wellness. Dietary and lifestyle changes can help harness the body’s natural healing to recover from chronic diseases.

Gut bacteria plays an important role in health. You have to eat to support healthy gut bacteria and reduce inflammation. Aiding your gut microbiome can improve some of the symptoms that negatively impact your livelihood.

Brain Hack with Brain Tap- Dr. Porter
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      Brain Hack with Brain Tap

Dr. Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He is the creator of BrainTap Technology™ a company that produces digital tools for health and wellness. BrainTap’s mind development apps and accessories use Creative Visualization and Relaxation to help people overcome stress and insomnia, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, and much more. BrainTap Tech has produced over 800 custom sessions and has sold more than 3-million books and recordings worldwide. With stress-related health and lifestyle issues at an all-time high, BrainTap has emerged as a leader in the digital health and wellness field.

Harcourt
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      Drug-Free Treatment of Migraines

Dr. Adam Harcourt is the owner of Imagine X Functional Neurology, with office locations in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, CA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN), Fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation (FABVR), Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), 4th generation Doctor of Chiropractic, and is certified inFunctional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation (FNOR). Dr. Harcourt is also a Professor of Clinical Neurology at Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, where he travels both domestically and internationally instructing doctors from around the world.

Dr. Harcourt has also created a 150-hour post-doctorate fellowship program and has written a book, both titled ‘Mastering Migraine’. He instructs doctors from all different backgrounds how to treat migraine with his novel, cutting-edge approach based on the latest research. Dr. Harcourt is also dedicated to giving back and has served as Board President at Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center in Santa Barbara, CA this year.

Dr. Harcourt has several papers from 2016 and 2017 that he presented at the International Symposium of Clinical Neurology (ISCN) on his treatment of Concussion and Migraine. He presented his research on Multiple Sclerosis at the ACCRAC in 2014.

Dr. Harcourt has developed his novel Migraine and Concussion treatment programs based on the latest research (some of which is his own), his years of experience seeing patients, and his passion for finding the root causes and correcting them. He has become the go-to doctor for these conditions and his treatment programs bring patients to his California offices from literally all around the world.

PCOS with Robin Nielsen
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      PCOS: Getting Your Hormones Balanced

Robin Nielsen is a Women’s Hormone and Health Expert. She supports women experiencing symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome/PCOS, peri-menopause and menopause, like weight gain, fatigue, and anxiety, to become the CEO of their health, so they can grow younger and rock their health no matter what their age.

The Beautiful No with Sheri Salata
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      The Beautiful No

Sheri Salata is a writer/producer, cofounder of the inspirational lifestyle brand, The Pillar Life and cohost of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her action-packed days as Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners.  Sheri’s first book, The Beautiful No and Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation, published by Harper Collins, debuts June 2019.

Beware Mold Toxicity with Jill Carnahan
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      Beware Mold Toxicity

Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She was dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) from 2006 to 2016 and in Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) 2015 to present.

Dr. Jill was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). Following residency Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 4 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she has a widely sought after medical clinic with a broad range of service including medical and nutritional consultations, and massage therapy.

Dr. Jill is a 17-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!