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This is your brain on IBS

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Your IBS may show up on a brain scan! More studies that show there is a connection between the brain and IBS.© Can Stock PhotoFor as long as I can remember, I've read that irritable bowel syndrome has no organic cause. I argued on one of the pages around here, that this was impossible. There had ...

IBS and Hypnosis… A cure?

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Can your brain cure IBS? Studies say yes. Studies have shown that hypnosis can cure IBS for years in some people!© Can Stock PhotoStudies by researchers at Department of Medicine, University Hospital of South Manchester, UK have shown something amazing.They've been treating IBS with hypnosis with dramatic success.People with IBS were taught about bowel functions ...

Placebo IBS pills work even if the patient knows they are fake.

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Researchers put together a study to see if fake pills could have a real effect for people with IBS. And the pills worked!Your brain can help your bowels taking pills. Pills your brain KNOWS are fake!!!© Can Stock PhotoUnlike most placebo tests, the researchers told the people in the study that the pills were ...

IBS Depression and Anxiety

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What a miserable trio! An illness like IBS can cause some people to have serious depression and anxiety. Part of that is fear of embarrassment. Could part be the brain/gut connection? © Can Stock PhotoMany people with IBS find that they also have bouts of anxiety and/or depression. If this sounds like you, please know ...

Stress and IBS

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There is a reason IBS is sometimes called a 'nervous stomach.' Your whole body suffers when you're under too much stress; including your bowels.© Can Stock PhotoStudies show that stress doesn't CAUSE IBS, but anyone with IBS knows that stress can trigger  IBS symptoms or even a full IBS attack.Any time there's a  lot of ...