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Anxiety with IBS flare up

I haven’t slept very well in the last couple of weeks due to either because I or a member of my family was sick. Because of it my IBS has flared up. I am on a strict diet and I noticed that I have to exercise to help with the anxiety.  I try to …

What is the secret to not having flare ups of your IBS?

I had a patient ask me what is my secret for being able to maintain my IBS and not have so many flare ups.
For years I was using anti gas medication, activated charcoal, and Imodium. Then one day my body would start having withdrawals from the Imodium. I knew when the Imodium was wearing off because I would start having cold sweats and then my body would shake and I would feel like I wanted to vomit. This would last for hours. I thought I was going to die.

Respect of Self and IBS

It has been a while since I posted. The clinic is getting busy.

While that has been going on I started to notice about respect. Do you have respect for ourselves to tell the truth to us about our health?

I noticed that when I stopped having respect for myself and not slowing down that my …

I can’t jog!!!

School is back in full swing I thought I would go outside and see if I could pick up jogging again.
With in seconds I realized why I don’t jog.  I have 2 cysts on my liver that are 2 inches each rubbing against my ribs if I try any jogging, jump roping, and etc. …

Is remission of IBS permenant?

The answer to that question is very complicated because there are a lot of variables involved.

I think that a lot of people can be in remission from flare ups with their IBS for years.
Flare ups can still occur if there is stress or if one eats the wrong foods again or the body decides …

Going in Circles

Yesterday on my radio show “Here’s to your Heath with Dr. Burns” I talked with Dr. Allan Hunter.
In his book Gratitude and Beyond he talks about how we go in circles and continue to think about things that aren’t good for us for our energy and bring us down.

Then I started thinking about this with health and with gut issues. If we have anxiety about our gut issues, then it spurs inflammation in the gut and then we get even more anxious about it having the gut issue. We end up in this vicious until we finally had it and start thinking differently.

Is it Hollywood or Human nature?

There has been this never ending pursuit for perfection. Due to internet and media outlets and photo editing we can now finally have what we want, to be flawless.  Yet people still aren’t happy. Why is this? You can photo crop as much as we want, but reality is that we are flawed. We are fighting against the thing that makes us who we are that gives us our personality.

We make ourselves stressed out because we are not perfect.  We don’t embrace that which makes us different from everyone else.  I use to fight my flaws so hard that I was making things worse instead of better. I wasn’t centered, I was creating chaos and I was miserable.  I was doing the total opposite of what I should’ve been doing…..

Lesson I learned from a cockroach.

This morning I am walking my dog and see this dead cockroach being eaten by a group of ants. It is going to take a while for these ants to pull that cockroach apart.

I looked at the cockroach as obstacles or weaknesses we have in our lives.  How many times do we let the …

IBS Support Group

We are starting an IBS support group in Phoenix, Az.
Our first meeting is at 7 pm Elevate Coffee on Happy Valley and I-17
We hope to see you there.

Does taking offense increase flare ups of IBS?

I would have to say yes on that one.  Any type of negative stresser will effect the IBS and will create flare ups.

Not taking offense is easier said then done. It takes a lot of practice to master this.  The only way to master this one is to be confident about yourself.

Mr. Ruiz, author …