Author: brandon-hirst

Tasty Foods To Heal Your Gut

By Dr. Alexandra Shustina, DO In today’s times, food for many people has become the root of many diseases. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is inflammatory, nutritionally poor, and toxic. [...]
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Visceral Manipulation

By Dr. Alexandra Shustina, DO Visceral manipulation (VM) is a type of Osteopthic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) targeting the internal organs of the body.  It is a gentle manual therapy to [...]
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Taming the Irritable Bowel

The root cause of IBS By Dr. Alexandra Shustina, DO Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is somewhat of a mystery in western medicine. Many have gone to doctors with symptoms [...]
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ( GERD)

Put out the fire! By Dr. Alexandra Shustina, DO The feeling the chest is on fire after eating can be from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. This is affecting more [...]
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – SIBO

By Dr. Alexandra Shustina, DO Bloating, diarrhea, abdominal and discomfort have typically been associated with IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These are the same symptoms which can be attributed to [...]
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The Gut Microbiome

Are we more human or bacteria? By Dr. Alexandra Shustina DO The microbiome is the population of organisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) which live inside and outside of our bodies. [...]
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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

An integrative approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease By Dr. Alexandra Shustina, DO Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are both chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disorders They can present with diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, [...]
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