Irritable Bowel Syndrome Can Severely Compromise Quality of Life
Food Allergies Often Cause IBS, Which Can Be Treated With a Unique, Trademarked Procedure from the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center
(Middleburg Heights, OH) – With billions upon billions of bacteria in the bowel, the potential for a disruption to lead to considerable discomfort is significant. The friendly bacteria help digest our food and regulate bowel function, so eating the wrong kinds of foods can cause that delicate balance to be upset in what is commonly known as irritable bowel syndrome.
Janet Levatin, M.D., of the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center (TIMC) in Middleburg Heights, says what you eat, and how much you consume, can trigger symptoms known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
“If you’re eating food that you may have an unknown sensitivity to, not only will it cause intestinal inflammation, but you’re not going to digest and absorb properly,” Dr. Levatin said. “Also, lack of proper tone in the abdominal nervous system can be responsible for constipation, diarrhea, and other symptoms commonly associated with irritable bowel syndrome.”
IBS affects nearly one in every ten adult Americans, with women twice as likely to suffer from its discomfort than men. By definition, this intestinal disorder causes stomach and abdominal pain, bloating, and either constipation or diarrhea. IBS ranks second
behind the common cold as the most frequent causes of absenteeism in the American workplace.
Levatin added that irritable bowel syndrome is not a disease; it can’t be transferred from person to person. However, it is a chronic condition that can greatly interfere with one’s life, and it needs to be taken seriously. Symptoms can vary from day to day, and are often disruptive to a person’s routine. Treatment often includes lifestyle changes, avoiding foods that trigger symptoms, getting regular exercise and managing stress.Identifying the foods that are the culprits can be challenging. At TIMC, this is done
through the use of a trademarked technique known as the Sensitivity Reduction Technique (SRT).
“When patients go through our program, we use energy techniques to identify the offending foods and then use an acupressure and tapping protocol to introduce a new pattern into the body. Using principles based on acupuncture, it is often unnecessary for patients to follow a highly restrictive diet,” Levatin said.
The SRT procedure uses kinesiology (commonly known as muscle response testing) to determine which substances patients may react to, and acupressure to essentially neutralize the symptoms that they cause. The procedure is safe for both children and
adults with food-related sensitivities. In fact, TIMC has treated children as young as six weeks of age with this amazingly powerful technique.
Levatin encourages anyone who has bowel-related issues to contact the TIMC at 440-239-3438 for a free, 15-minute phone consultation. SRT is so popular people from 42 states and 14 nations have visited the Center to feel better through this successful
Other programs for GI health at TIMC include stool testing using specialty labs, blood and saliva gluten sensitivity testing, and an advanced GI health program called Detox 360.
About Dr. Janet Levatin, M.D.
Dr. Janet Levatin is a holistic pediatrician and homeopathic physician who treats both children and adults. Previously, she was in private practice outside of Boston, Massachusetts, for almost 25 years prior to joining TIMC. She attended college at the
University or Rochester (NY), and medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1986, and has been certified as a Homeopathic Master Clinician for over 10 years.
About the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center (TIMC)
Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, formerly OsteoMed II, is a multi-disciplinary health center located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. The center delivers personalized, holistic medical care and partners with each person to help them achieve optimal health without pharmaceutical drugs in areas of asthma, allergies, children’s health, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, thyroid and adrenal health restoration, and more. TIMC offers medically-supervised detoxification and weight loss programs.For more information, call 440-239-3438 or visit the TIMC website at www.tenpennyimc.com.