FODMAPS could be contributing to your IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

I wanted to share some information with you on FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligo, Di- and Monosaccharides and Polyols).  These are sugars found in certain foods difficult for many to digest. Want to know more about SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)? Click here. Want Dr. Shook to help you with your digestive or autoimmune condition?  Click here.

Could your IBS, constipation, or diarrhea really be SIBO?

Do you meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can’t find relief? Do you look pregnant thanks to a bloated belly? Are chronic diarrhea or constipation your constant companions? If so, you may be a victim of stubborn gut bacteria, also known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). While a long list of […]

Brain health depends on gut health

Question Why do I seem to struggle so much with brain fog, anxiety, and depression? Answer Many factors can underlie these symptoms, however one of the most common is poor digestive health. The gut and the brain are intimately connected and poor digestive health can lead to poor brain health and related symptoms. Leaky gut […]

New Research Continues to Suggests Brain, Fibromyalgia, Low Back Pain, IBS and Chronic Pain Connection

There is new research out, that suggests “variations in brain gray matter volume and density have been reported in association with a variety of disorders characterized by chronic pain, including chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.”