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Hello welcome to -- -- I'm Dr.
Manny millions of Americans live with gastrointestinal problems.
Like abdominal pain and constipation every day.
And most -- embarrass to talk to the doctors about these recurring symptoms and suffer in silence.
Joining me today is really organ turned his back to Stephen lamb to encourage patients to have the guts to talk to the dogs and get help.
Your way of putting -- I know I love this book that no guts no glory.
-- you know on the other you have it you live and be that really because I seen you all over the place and I know you thank you -- and -- -- and they love you.
At but you're a big advocate which is I think so important for doctors to be.
And and -- thing is that there's so much gastrointestinal.
Problems that people have and they just don't do anything about it.
Well I think many you're a 100% right in and out -- as an -- what I appreciated was how important the gut.
Wise and they got really are these solid organs the liver in the pancreas right and the hollow organs are soft they give us your stomach your small tests -- -- -- And we kind of don't pay enough respect to these Sorkin we think about the hard in the brain -- racquet -- again.
That the -- is involved right -- But I absorption of nutrients can you -- absorbing nutrients but besides that what else is that there was some -- inflammation with community with weight the tablets.
And so that's where we wrote the book.
-- I remember.
Went when I was in school many years ago.
That you know people irritable -- right and nowadays and not only if it's a real but it's like -- pandemic.
What you irritable bowel is it very interesting you know entity and down -- clearly a lot of people complain that this.
And what it is that there are a lot of variations of irritable bowel syndrome.
One variation is where it's primarily ping and constipation.
And -- one -- which has.
Pain constipation or -- -- diarrhea and there's another group that has diarrhea.
The good news hopefully we could talk about it.
Is that the FDA approved actually a new medication and new treatment.
-- durable bowel syndrome with constipation known as humans that's -- but what other things as I mentioned in the -- people are embarrass.
So how do we get them to be.
Well you know who wouldn't be embarrassed to meet people don't like to talk about gas and and cramps and I don't talk about you know branding -- in my house in their.
-- what he does so that they have to understand that this is a medical condition right this is nothing that the first while that they're only millions of people who share their problem.
And they need to be able to go to their doctor especially in light effect it would you can hit album is that there are new treatments that are available.
And the quick look we know that their lifestyle changes people change your diet -- take you know they move away from the area gluten and stuff like that they may go -- over the counter and pick up some fiber.
But the important thing is that medical science has advanced we have a better understanding.
Of what constipation.
Is when we have a -- -- -- -- would irritable bowel syndrome and we can -- Treatments it's a mistake.
Not to speak your doctor -- -- to -- -- for -- I think you and you hit it right on and then they'll.
It is of my belief that.
I think through lifestyle gonna cool lifestyle that one of the organs that has been more most severely affected.
Is the -- -- -- right.
Well obviously look we we stuff things into -- right 56 times today right right and stress and everything else involved.
And then people -- want to talk about the symptoms -- yet coming from you.
There are medical therapy available oh absolutely I think that that's important what we we have a science behind our treatments we understand for example.
The gut brain connections we know that when people are anxious when they're stressed that by giving bad news -- you to -- you feeling your -- right that's because of the million super sectors for serotonin in your god.
But that doesn't mean that all of these illnesses are quote psychiatric.
-- they are medical conditions that are justifiably.
With lifestyle changes as well as drugs when their -- I wanna get a little bit into the meat of your book thank you.
You talk about it dietary changes and lifestyle you give a lot of tips here.
To kinda have the maintenance program record good -- can some of those -- what I I think kept us in the first thing is.
-- foods that have nutrient that member food is a nutrient it's not a drug in the world certain foods processed food saturated fatty foods.
That are somewhat in jury gets to your -- a lot of people 70% of people now can tolerate milk products right -- they just nothing -- -- and cramp.
A growing number of people have gluten problems okay not everybody who thinks that there have gluten sensitive have had -- act as he's -- a lot of people are sensitive.
Fructose a sugar that is found in a lot of food some healthy foods a lot of -- -- cramps.
-- these people.
Superimpose on all those people would irritable bowel syndrome and all those repeat what chronic if you -- half the -- we didn't even mention that.
Which by the way the same drug -- this is approved okay.
I I think that what we're finding is that a lot of people who suffer silently with -- disorders can get help.
Change your diet.
Changed that that how you -- how quickly we.
Maybe introduce pro -- -- may be used to just event's sponsors want the stuff the people condemn -- you you mentioned something about it gluten free diet because and that seems to be.
I mean I know it's real silly diseases the real thing but more -- more people complain of that right.
And it's very difficult to pinpoint.
So I seem to trend.
I interviewed a lot of -- And they seem to be kind of pushing the gluten.
Passage as a as a generic category to say look if you have pasta adorning an -- -- does have with the free pasta.
Anything -- -- that okay.
As usual we always exaggerate everything we old little boy you know from me -- from the medical profession going nobody got it now everybody has it but I here's here's the -- Gluten has obviously changed over the last 2030 years and there's clearly an increased number of people who could.
-- of loading in cash it's this when they ingest gluten products.
So tests of that yourself -- -- -- see whether or not over a period of a -- to beneath your better.
In addition the -- blood tests they can be -- there are.
Yes and you know that -- the -- the bodies are the things you can't do I'm not suggesting everybody needs a small bowel biopsies okay right.
But you can to a trial and error it seems a very reasonable.
And you're gonna find that there were are people that are truly -- -- and then some which simply empower the reason that this is important.
If you really happy problem with gluten.
The wooten actually injures your intestines.
Closes this quick thing -- leaky gut.
That's not a healthy state to be in because the gut as involved as we said -- not only would digestion.
But with inflammation and immunity.
So it may affect your immune system -- may effect increase your -- apart to be a lot of crazy stuff but -- is actually pretty important.
One of the things.
That I want to talk about one last thing on talk about -- Specific foods that.
Tend to just aggravate.
GI symptoms in general irrespective.
-- irrespective of whether and on -- You -- you know you have any kind of got content from and -- you get older you.
I I think in general you know you're looking at the process saturated fats you know they stick around you start make it prevents your stomach -- -- properly so you can get a lot of reflux a lot of people have occurred.
Alcohol chocolate and I think truck that by the -- is a terrific food I mean Coco is really bad about it.
But some people can't -- -- that certainly have a few certain spicy foods.
But I and I I think it's milk fructose and gluten those -- the big ones that a lot of people have.
Irritable -- like complaints right so I I think that if you look at the book I think it'll be gone like to certain people to adjust their diet.
Tests that whether or not these things work and then -- we realized if there's symptoms persist.
The main messages please go to the doctor.
There are treatments there -- new treatments that are available it can make it I -- to the last question is I I wanna debunking myths.
I mean it looked I come from the traditional medical world you know and I -- I just don't see any any value any on any of the wild okay underneath.
You know we're not gonna convince people because you remember everybody want to validate their own bias so they gonna.
Look at some studies that suggest that -- -- Did the -- delirious and exit only you know a lot of the -- that I'd stroke I mean that's the way.
Yeah and just like you say if you balance your lifestyle if you focus on the qualities of the food that you -- If you're honest with your doctor about your symptoms and -- -- you know search out.
-- because her plenty of them out there.
He's going to be fine I agree I think that you know I think the cut should be a central.
Place -- and wellness because -- the -- that you can control the most lifestyle.
No smoking less alcohol and even the drugs that we.
It taken at the end states are going to be irritating to some but if your symptoms persist persist of Donald Payne.
And cramps persist with constipation or just chronic constipation go to your doctor there in new treatments all right.
What can people get information.
What this is is that there's a very good side it's a dot org it's IF FGD dot port in international functional medicine and you know different -- of the sort all right thank you so much for being here -- again the book.
-- -- No glory look at that you -- get it everybody can you know you need to -- to suffer in silence anymore because there's help -- you can get a lot of information from this -- many thank you -- thank you.
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