Here is a very interesting article about scientific findings on the presence of micro organisms inside our gut that has gotten the attention of many people, including myself. I believe this is worth reading, so much so if you have problem with colonic health, which I assume you do, or know of someone who does.
The story is release by the Los Angeles Times and quoted Dr. David M. Underhill of the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as the authority.
Although a little disappointing that a major national newspaper such as the Los Angeles Times would confuse Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), particularly since UCLA is a leading research center in the country for chronic pain conditions such as IBS and this newspaper has reported accurately on IBS in the past. The research result was eye opening.
Here is the link to the full article.
A few comments from the readers of LA Times wasn’t happy with how the article was written or how the information was release as it didn’t quite put a hand on the differentiation between IBD and IBS, which are two very different illness. Below is a sample of a reader comment:
Please research the difference between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) before publishing an article on the subject. Confusing the two is very common because they both involve the digestive system and have “IB” in their abbreviations, but they are very different. The fungi were being studied in relation to IBD, not IBS. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease are two forms of IBD, which, although they may share a few symptoms with IBS, are much more serious auto-immune disorders. Although uncomfortable and life-changing, IBS does not cause ulcers, bleeding, fatigue, and the other symptoms mentioned in the article.
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