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What is SIBO

SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, happens when the bacteria that normally grows in the large intestine is present in the small intestine. This overgrowth in the small intestine causes pain and diarrhea, and can also lead to malnutrition as the bacteria feeds on the body’s nutrients. To successfully recover, it’s important to focus on […]

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Newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Best advice for anyone newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Being newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is scary. When I was diagnosed 30 years ago, I didn’t know anything about MS. I didn’t know anyone who suffered with it. I understood that it was a serious disease, but I had no idea how debilitating it could […]

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The Swank diet for multiple sclerosis

The Swank diet for multiple sclerosis first appeared in the 1950s. It was created by Dr. Roy Swank, who began studying multiple sclerosis (MS) in the 1940s. His research in Canada and Norway led him to conclude that MS was less common in coastal fishing towns, where people ate more fish than in the mountains, where there […]

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MS and heat sensitivity

Heat sensitivity affects most people who suffer with multiple sclerosis, actually causing symptoms to temporarily worsen. These temporary changes can result from even a slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree). The main culprits are hot summer temperatures, rigorous exercise, or a fever. For those with MS, heat can lead […]

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