Bowel Disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic intestinal inflammation
that results in clinical symptoms such as diarrhea, bleeding,
abdominal pain, fever, joint pain, and weight loss. These symptoms
can range from mild to severe, and may gradually and subtly develop
from an initial minor discomfort, or may present themselves suddenly
with acute intensity.
is a prevalent cause of chronic illness in a large segment of
the patient population. It can manifest itself in two different
forms: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD). Although
the two conditions can appear clinically very similar, UC primarily
involves inflammation of the colon and rectum, as opposed to
the upper GI tract. Crohn's Disease, on the other hand, impacts
a greater area of the upper intestinal digestive tract, and is
thus more likely to trigger malabsorption, along with chronic
vitamin and nutrient deficiencies.
offers several assessments that specifically target the physiological
mechanisms associated with IBD, allowing physicians to design
focused and precise treatment strategies to help prevent development
and halt progression of the disease. Where as Cyrex Labs tests for gluten sensitivity and cross immune reactions to the gluten sensitive person.
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and GI Dysbiosis: IBD is believed to develop
as a "gut"
reaction to intestinal dysbiosis--chronic imbalances in the microbial
flora that set off a chain of pathogenic events.
and Intestinal Permeability: A damaged intestinal
mucosa triggers and perpetuates IBD by allowing a steady
stream of antigens and toxins to continually confront the
and Parasites: Because certain infectious organisms
produce symptoms very similar to IBD, testing for other possible
causes is strongly recommended.
and Fatty Acids: The chronic inflammatory immune
response that produces many IBD symptoms may be significantly
reduced by addressing key imbalances of fatty acids.
and Oxidative Stress: Free radicals mediate
the damage to the intestinal outer layer that underlies the
progression of IBD.
and Element Imbalances: Levels of zinc, iron,
copper and other crucial minerals are often deficient in
patients suffering from IBD.
and Allergies: Allergic
immune reactions to food particles may play an important
role in the development of IBD symptoms.
and Amino Acids: Low levels of important amino
acids can provoke aggravated inflammatory responses and may
a be a result of IBD-associated malabsorption of nutrients.
and Bone Resorption: Patients with IBD have
a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
to set up a nutritional consultation so that tests can be performed
and a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle, dietary modification
and nutrient supplementation can be implemented to aid you in reversing
Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition,
is a licensed Acupuncturist and
clinical researcher. She has been
in practice for well over 25 years.
It is through her clinical practice
that she has gained insights into
chronic health conditions. If
you are suffering from unexplained
symptoms that come and go you owe
it to yourself to find out why.
Find out today call for a Nutritional
Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.
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tests that can be done through
the mail in the privacy of your
home to help determine why you
are having these symptoms. For
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as diagnosis, treatment or a cure.
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