Using Nutrition to Combat Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting between 10 and 15 percent of all people around the world. Ironically, IBS is also one of the least well-understood medical conditions. In some cases, the symptoms can be difficult to recognize.  In other cases, IBS is simply a diagnosis of last resort — that is, the doctor makes the diagnosis simply by ruling out the other ...

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Considering a Complementary Alternative Medicine Approach to Quitting Smoking


For decades, tobacco use has been the number one cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 40 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes. In the state of Georgia, about 17.7 percent of adults reported smoking regularly. This leads to about 11,700 deaths from smoking-related illnesses per ...

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Maintaining Your Health Through Hurricane Season


For weeks, the news about hurricanes has been nonstop. First, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, other parts of Texas, and areas of Louisiana. Then, Hurricane Irma caused chaos in Florida and even led to the first tropical storm warning in Atlanta’s history. Together, these natural disasters have caused devastation across the South, and their effects on Atlanta are palpable. Obviously, the heavy rains ...

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