Podcast Episode Thirty-Three: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

The bowel plays a role in almost all of your body’s processes, so what happens when it becomes inflamed? Inflammatory bowel diseases can be uncomfortable and detrimental to your overall health, but luckily, they don’t have to be forever. Many patients can treat both the symptoms and the causes with a combination of lifestyle changes and medical intervention.

In this episode, we’re talking about inflammatory bowel diseases: what they are, how they’re caused, and how to treat them. Dr. Carling is explaining what happens within the body during a flare, and she’s sharing some lifestyle and diet changes you can make to treat the symptoms. Plus, we’re explaining how acupuncture can help support your appendix and treat inflammatory bowel diseases.

What’s in this episode:

  • What inflammatory bowel diseases are and which conditions are classified as IBDs
  • What causes inflammatory bowel diseases and how to address the source of your discomfort
  • How chewing your food properly can greatly improve bowel inflammation
  • How your gut flora and immune system can impact bowel inflammation and discomfort
  • Diet and lifestyle changes you can make to minimize bowel inflammation
  • Which foods are the worst for irritating inflammatory bowel diseases
  • How acupuncture can help treat inflammatory bowel diseases and support your appendix
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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