Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Marni Ross, ND

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is often defined as the "diagnosis of exclusive".  A person is given this diagnosis when they suffer from a variety of digestive complaints but all the lab tests come back as normal.

Common symptoms include:

  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Flatulence/gas
  • Abdominal pain/bloating
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Low appetite

Goals of Naturopathic Treatment:

  • Address food sensitivities through very sensitive and scientific testing methods
  • Address stress factors and work on coping mechanisms
  • Improve functioning of digestive enzymes
  • Replenish good bacteria and remove bad bacteria
  • Improve nutrition to ensure the correct balance of fiber, protein, fats and complex carbohydrates
  • Assist in gaining a better understanding of which agents or foods are aggravating your digestive system