Overview

Center-For-Health-Science-GIGastrointestinal complaints affect men and women equally and may occur at any age. Conditions can be acute or chronic. Common chronic “disorders” include ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s irritable Bowel Syndrome, celiac disease, and diverticular disease.

Diagnosing gastrointestinal disease is often difficult, and causes are not understood. Current research indicates they may all be caused by an immune reaction. Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections may contribute. Reactions to medications may result in similar symptoms. Food allergies and hypersensitivities may be at the root of any of these disorders. Nutritional deficiencies are common, particularly zinc, B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.

Western medicine has few answers in treating GI disorders, focusing primarily on immunity suppression and anti-inflammatories. Although providing limited relief, these approaches do not offer a “cure” and often significantly harm your body and leave you vulnerable to infections. Current science is finding increased importance in using “alternative” approaches including pro- and probiotics, dietary interventions and nutrient supplementation.


Natural Treatment Approaches

The Western Naturopathic approach is increasingly being adopted by allopaths and is the subject of the most promising GI research.  Identification of food allergies and intolerances (especially to milk and gluten), environmental irritants and pathogens loosen the cellular junctions in the GI tract, allowing seemingly innocuous substances to cause inflammation and the varied symptoms of GI disorders. Testing, elimination dieting and use of phytonutrients to control inflammation and pathogens are central to the naturopathic approach, as are lifestyle changes, dietary modification and mind-body interventions. Nutrients known to be blocked by GI irritation are supplemented in order to prevent health decline.

Traditional Chinese Medicine considers GI disorders as arising from constitutional deficiencies, invasion by exterior pathogens or unbalanced diet. Inflammatory bowel diseases are conceptualized as a manifestation of damp heat; spleen deficiency; spleen and kidney deficiencies; and qi and blood stagnation.

Invasion of Damp-Heat in the large intestine may be marked by acute and sudden onset of gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, mucus and blood in the stool, foul-smelling stools, yellow urine, abdominal fullness & pain, defecation with urgency, irritability, thirst, and preference to drinking cold water.

Spleen Deficiency may manifest as compromised ability of the Spleen to transform and transport food. Symptoms include frequent and severe diarrhea, watery stool with undigested food, dull abdominal pain, poor appetite, poor digestion, gastric discomfort after food intake, pale facial complexion, fatigue and lethargy due to chronic malabsorption and malnutrition.

Spleen and Kidney Deficiency may be due to constitutional deficiencies or secondary to the chronic nature of the illness.  Symptoms include early morning diarrhea around 5:00 am, abdominal pain increases with cold but decreases with defecation, intolerance to cold, and cold hands & feet.

Qi (energy) and Blood Stagnation resembles an acute phase of Crohn’s disease with severe abdominal pain and fullness with a palpable mass in the right lower abdomen (mimics appendicitis). Other symptoms include diarrhea, lack of appetite, muscle wasting and lethargy.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to GI issues:
1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements. CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.
2. TEST: For issues driving symptoms. CHS offers many lab tests that may be done at home and do not require a blood draw.  You do not need to see a physician first, and the results are never reported to your insurance company, although you may want to show your doctor. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
3.  EAT a healthy diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Certain nutrients are less available in our foods due to modern farming methods. Additional nutrients are needed to combat environmental pollution and the stress of modern life.
4. TAKE the CHS Wellness Package or other comprehensive wellness supplement program to assure basic nutritional needs are met.  This package includes the basic nutrients that are needed in addition to a good diet.
5. CHOOSE: Select a natural Product that addresses your beliefs, physical issues and depressive symptoms.

Unsure what to order? Please call us, we can help! Call a CHS healthcare Professional at 714-886-9026, or email us at . Please be sure to leave your phone number and we will contact you.


Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Symptoms

Our gastrointestinal system (GI) may react to any invader including foods that we eat. Sometimes the reaction is so weak that we don’t at first notice it, but a physical response may still be taking place. Symptoms may include physical signs such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Achiness
  • Skin rash
  • Respiratory problems
  • Asthma
  •  Bronchitis
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginitis
  • Digestive problems
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Impotence
  • Menstrual problems and PMS
  • Hypertension
  • Elevated blood sugar
  •  Abdominal pain
Psychological Symptoms may include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Malaise
  •  Hyperactivity
  • Memory loss
  • Learning difficulties
  • Short attention
  • Irritability
  • Mood shifts
  •  Confusion

Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to GI issues:
1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements. CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.
2. TEST: For issues driving symptoms. CHS offers many lab tests that may be done at home and do not require a blood draw.  You do not need to see a physician first, and the results are never reported to your insurance company, although you may want to show your doctor. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
3. EAT a healthy diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Certain nutrients are less available in our foods due to modern farming methods. Additional nutrients are needed to combat environmental pollution and the stress of modern life.
4. TAKE the CHS Wellness Package or other comprehensive wellness supplement program to assure basic nutritional needs are met. This package includes the basic nutrients that are needed in addition to a good diet.
5. CHOOSE: Select a natural Product that addresses your beliefs, physical issues and depressive symptoms.

Unsure what to order? Please call us, we can help! Call a CHS healthcare Professional at 714-886-9026, or email us at Please be sure to leave your phone number and we will contact you.


Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Science

Gastrointestinal complaints are very common. They affect men and women equally and may occur at any age. Conditions can be acute or chronic. Common chronic “disorders” include ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and diverticular disease. GI disorders are often very difficult to diagnose; they may all share the same symptoms and many researchers believe they may share the same causes.

IBD– Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. They affect approximately 500,000 to two million people in the United States. IBD most commonly begins during adolescence and early adulthood, but it also can begin during childhood and later in life.

UC– Ulcerative colitis affects only the colon and rectum. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine, also called the colon.  In ulcerative colitis, the inner lining – or mucosa – of the intestine becomes inflamed (meaning the lining of the intestinal wall reddens and swells) and develops ulcers (an ulcer is a sore, which means it’s an open, painful wound).

Crohn’s– Crohn’s can affect any part of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease differs from ulcerative colitis in the areas of the bowel it involves – it most commonly affects the last part of the small intestine (called the terminal ileum) and parts of the large intestine. However, Crohn’s disease isn’t limited to these areas and can attack any part of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation that extends much deeper into the layers of the intestinal wall than ulcerative colitis does.

IBS- Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders seen by doctors and affects about 1 out of 10 people.  Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate.  IBS may begin after an infection, a stressful life event, or onset of maturity without any other medical indicators. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool.

Celiac Disease– Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. When gluten is eaten an immune reaction occurs in the small intestine, causing damage to the surface of your small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients. Celiac disease is diagnosed in European countries at a rate of 1 in 133 people. It is identified in the US much less frequently, although this is changing as the public, and physicians, become more aware of the disorder.

Diverticular disease– Diverticular disease includes two conditions: diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the development of the pouches in the large intestine, most often the lowest parts of the colon called the sigmoid colon. These saclike swellings, called diverticula, project outward in weak spots in the wall of the large intestine. Diverticulosis is a common condition in middle aged and older adults. In about ten to 25 percent of people with diverticulosis, the diverticula become inflamed and cause further problems, such as infection. This condition is called diverticulitis.

Diagnosing gastrointestinal disease is often difficult, and causes are not understood. Current research indicates they may all be caused by an immune reaction. Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections may contribute. Reactions to medications may result in similar symptoms. Food allergies and hypersensitivities may be at the root of any of these disorders.

Assessment of GI disorders requires careful assessment, laboratory testing and often elimination dieting. A colonoscopy is often suggested, as well as biopsies of tissue samples.


Natural Remedies Herbal Remedies

CHS recommends 5 steps in your approach to GI issues:
1. IDENTIFY: Take a thorough inventory of all of your symptoms, medications and supplements. CHS has prepared a “Symptom Checklist” for this–see tab above or Click Here for Printer Friendly Version to print out and take with you to your healthcare specialist.
2. TEST: For issues driving symptoms. CHS offers many lab tests that may be done at home and do not require a blood draw.  You do not need to see a physician first, and the results are never reported to your insurance company, although you may want to show your doctor. Click on the “Lab Testing” tab above for more information.
3. EAT a healthy diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Certain nutrients are less available in our foods due to modern farming methods.  Additional nutrients are needed to combat environmental pollution and the stress of modern life.
4. TAKE the CHS Wellness Package or other comprehensive wellness supplement program to assure basic nutritional needs are met.  This package includes the basic nutrients that are needed in addition to a good diet.
5. CHOOSE: Select a natural Product that addresses your beliefs, physical issues and depressive symptoms.

Unsure what to order? Please call us, we can help! Call a CHS healthcare Professional at 714-886-9026, or email us at . Please be sure to leave your phone number and we will contact you.


Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Information provided by CHS is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any information given is only intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from scientific world literature. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research of the subject and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Symptoms Checklist

 

Symptom Checklist

Name: _________________________________   Date: ___________________

Print out, complete, take to your healthcare professional

Click Here for Printer Friendly Version

Frequency: 1- occasionally, 2- nearly every day, 3 most of the day, nearly every day

Severity- 1- mild 2- disrupts normal activities 3- Debilitating

How long:  1- one or 2 weeks 2- one to 3 months 3- One or more years

Symptom Frequency (1-3) Severity (1-3) How Long (1-3)
Cognitive:
Fatigue
Anxiety, Fearfulness, Irritability
Sleeping Difficulty
Sleeping Excess
Brain Fog, Slowed Thinking
Anger, Aggressive Behavior
Behavior or Personality Changes
Mood Swings, Lability
Apathy, Reduced Interests
Hallucinations, Delusions
Frequent Sadness, Crying
Easily Distracted
Memory Loss
Changes in Appetite
Unplanned Weight Changes
Confusion
Immune Process:
Asthma, Cough, Breathing Trouble
Frequent Yeast Infections
Allergies
Frequent Flu Symptoms
Immunity Depressed, Frequent Illness
Heart, Blood, Circulation:
Blood Pressure High/Low
High Cholesterol
Heart Palpitation, Rhythm Abnormality
Nervous System:
Carpal Tunnell Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Numbness or Tingling Extremities
Difficulty Walking, Poor Balance
Spasm, Muscle Tics, Trembling
Senses:
Dizziness
Vision Changes, Blurred Vision
Light Sensitivity
Tinnitus, Ringing, Ear Sounds
Cold Sensitivity, Cold Extremities
Excessive Sweating, Night Sweats
GI System:
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Swelling
Colic
Frequent Constipation or Diarrhea
Excessive Thirst
Indigestion, Heartburn, Gas
Weight Gain
Nausea
Weight Loss or Poor Appetite
Ulcers
Frequent or Decreased Urination
Reproductive System:
Absence of Menstruation
Irregular Periods
Breast Pain, Tenderness
Infertility
Painful Intercourse, Dryness
Hot Flashes
Loss of Libido
Erectile Dysfunction
Pain:
Migraines, Headaches
Bone, Back or Leg Pain (skeletal)
Joint Pain
Muscle Pain
Achiness
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Weakness
Skin, Hair, Nails:
Mouth Ulcers, Canker Sores
Sores in Corners of Mouth
Dry, Brittle Hair
Hair Loss
Dry or Itchy Skin
Tender or Bleeding Gums
Acne
Eczema
Pale Skin
Skin Rash
Edema, Swelling
Please List Any Additional Symptoms:
Diagnoses received in past 2 years (include chronic conditions): 
List all medications used in last 2 years
List dosage size (mg), frequency, how long taken (months)
How did the medication affect you? (good and bad)
List all supplements used in last 2 years
List dosage size (mg), frequency, how long taken (months)
How did the supplements affect you? (good and bad)
Family: List illnesses experienced by family members in last 2 years, or if deceased, in last 2 years of life

 

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