Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS - How to effect a cure ...

Prof. Michael A. McGerk III | by my Mother - July/2017

Topic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine with no known cause, e.g. doctor speak for Idiopatheic (relating to or denoting any disease or condition that arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.) IBS is common and occurs more often in women. IBS also is known as functional bowel syndrome, irritable colon, spastic bowel, and spastic colon. Ref: Guts and

Intestines and healthy Aging | Healthy Gut Microbiome

Gut microbiome and living to 100
Brain-Gut-Microbe communication in Health and Disease. (Ref 1)

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is actually two organism at the same time. We are 30 trillion plus human cells working together, and another 30 trillion plus bacteria cells working to support the host. (1,1a,1b) The Gut Microbiota, is now being treated as its own organ. "The Good Gut" (2).

New understandings of the microbiome such as: Mind-altering microbes | Elaine Hsiao at TEDxCaltech If the intestines were stretch out flat, the surface area would cover a tennis court, yet this is 1/3 the size of primates. (Image: Frontiers in Physiology - Ref 1)

The microflora of the intestinal microenvironment as a unit has important protective, metabolic, and trophic functions. (Note 1) Resident bacteria serve a central line of resistance to colonization by exogenous microbes and thus assist in preventing the potential invasion of the intestinal mucosa by an incoming pathogen. A bad diet changes this balance. (Key)


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | a curable Metabolic Disease.

Gut microbiome IBS with cures for longevity and living to 100





  1. Gut microbiome and living to 100 The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is one of the largest interfaces between the outside world and the human internal environment. The microflora of the gastrointestinal tract represents an ecosystem of the highest complexity. The microflora is believed to be composed of over 50 genera of bacteria accounting for over 500 different species. The adult human GIT is estimated to contain 3.9 x 1013 viable microorganisms, which is more than the number of eukaryotic cells found within the human body. Some researchers have called this microbial population the microbe organ, an organ similar in size to the liver (1-1.5 kg in weight). This microbe organ is now recognized as rivaling the liver in the number of biochemical transformations and reactions in which it participates. (1b,23,23a)


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[ + ] Sources and References:

  1. Ref 1 Frontiers of Physiology, Brain-gut-microbe communication in health and disease, Sue Grenham, Gerard Clarke, John F. Cryan, Timothy G. Dinan
  2. 1 Science News, Jan/2016, Body’s bacteria don’t outnumber human cells so much after all, BY TINA HESMAN SAEY
  3. 1a Nature, Scientists bust myth that our bodies have more bacteria than human cells, Alison Abbott, Jan/16
  4. 1b Cold Springs Lab - bioRxiv, Revised estimates for the number of human and bacteria cells in the body, Ron Sender, Shai Fuchs, Ron Milo
  5. 2 The Sonnenburg Lab, The Good Gut, Taking control of your weight, your mood, and your long term health, Justin and Erica Sonnenburg
  6. 23 Intestinal Dysbiosis The Causes of Intestinal Dysbiosis: A Review, Jason A. Hawrelak, BNat (Hons), PhD Candidate and Stephen P. Myers, PhD, BMed, ND
  7. 23a Nature, 2016, Scientists bust myth that our bodies have more bacteria than human cells, Alison Abbott.

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