Why you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Why you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory conditions (i.e arthritis, tendonitis), constipation, poor digestion, skin issues, weight gain and low energy levels  are each becoming more and more common in our modern society. It’s even becoming more common to experience ALL of these symptoms at the same time.

Yes, they are just symptoms of a great problem – I don’t recommend getting a quick “band-aid” drug or treatment that will just let the problem be displaced to another part of your body.

What is the Silent Killer that gives birth to all these symptoms? STRESS!


IBD are conditions such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis where there is a high level of inflammatory processes occurring along the digestive tract.

Inflammation is normal in the body, but the problem is that many of us have excess levels of inflammatory processes in the body. The normal amount of inflammation to anti-inflammation ratio in the body is about between 1:1 and 2:1, but with the modern diet and lifestyles, this number has been found to be between 16:1 to 20:1! Stress leads to inflammation. Inflammation has been linked to a VARIETY of negative health conditions.


There are a variety of forms of stress to the body. The major ones are:

- Physical Stress
- Chemical Stress
- Electromagnetic Stress
- Mental/Psychological
- Nutritional Stress
- Thermal Stress

We do need stress to maintain optimal function, but only a certain amount. Today, we are bombarded with stress from all levels, and wherever they come from, they add up and our body has to release cortisol (an anti-inflammatory hormone), glucocorticoids to counter-balance the stress. When we are overridden with stress, our body and organs are forced to break down, which make us vulnerable to joint pain, injury, and disease.

This relationship of stress on the body describes the 1st Law Of Thermodynamics: stress going into the body has an effect somewhere in the body.


We move so that we can pump the body – to get fluid, oxygen, and blood circulating around into the organs, glands, and tissues. We can use exercise as a positive stressor (supports us), or a negative stressor (does harm). Exercise counts as “physical stress,” so while you may feel good temporarily beating yourself up at the gym or not moving at all (remember, lack of stress is a problem as much as too much stress), the long-term results may be chronic inflammatory processes.


Diet and Lifestyle factors are not to be underestimated when it comes to treating inflammatory conditions such as IBD. What good are taking supplements when the foundations of what makes you healthy – nutrition, rest, positive thoughts, and movement – are out of place? Your condition is very likely to come back in the future when you dismiss the foundational principles.

If you have been dealing with pain, injury and disease and looking for an alternative approach to the medical system, contact Full Circle today for your free consultation at 510-292-9177 or email at [email protected]