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You have tens of trillions of tiny bugs living inside your gut.  Our gut bugs, or gut microbiota, are unique to each of us.  We have more than 3 million microbial genes in our gut microbiota.  That means we have 150 times more microbial genes...

Are You Sensitive to Gluten? Gluten sensitivity is a term that describes individuals who cannot tolerate gluten but their celiac disease testing is completely normal.  These individuals are referred to as having Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Celiac disease affects 1% of the general population or 1 in 133 Americans. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity...

Mindfulness for Abdominal Pain Mindfulness practices are becoming increasingly popular in schools and in medical settings. In the late 1970s, mindfulness-based stress reduction programs were developed as a treatment for chronic pain.  Recent studies have demonstrated the severity of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms were significantly reduced in women who practiced mindfulness over an...