New Test and Exercise For Neck and Shoulder Posture, Irritable Bowel Relief Case Study, and How To Stay Motivated

Today is another episode based on the "3 Pillars of Core Wellness",

1. Mindset 2. Movement 3. Nutrition

In the "Mindset" piece you'll learn the "go deeper" strategy for staying motivated when you're in the middle of making healthy change.

The physical "Movement" piece will let you know real quick if your shoulders and core are up to snuff.  I'll admit this move from infant development will be hard for a lot of folks, especially if your upper body posture is poor or you suffer from shoulder pain, headaches, neck pain, carpal tunnel, or any other type of upper quarter pain symptoms.

The "Nutrition" piece is a case study on a recent patient who reversed Irritable Bowel Syndrome and a host of other issues in just over 1 month with a targeted nutritional protocol.

I go through the protocol in the video.  Below the video you'll see the specific products and diet strategy we used in case they fit your situation and you would like to use them yourself.  They are now available through our Metagenics nutritional supplement store.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Of course everyone has individual issues that can lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  And for the case study above, I made my decisions based on an in-depth, in person consultation and history.  So the protocol was specific to her issues.

1.  Her gall bladder was removed and she had poor digestion so I gave her Metagest (2 per meal) to help her reduce the pH of her stomach which is necessary to stimulate proper enzyme release from the pancreas (do NOT use with active ulcers) and Azeopangin (2 per meal…Spectrazyme is vegetarian replacement)  to help her break down food into small particles so the immune system did not see them as foreign invaders and set off an overinflated inflammatory response.

2.  Excessive bloating, poor mental concentration, and poor sleep cued me in to improve the bacterial balance of her colon with Ultra Flora Plus (1 cap, 2x/per day).  This is something I would do EVERY time with IBS or ANY gut related condition.  Remember…your GUT and your BRAIN are essentially the SAME THING!

3.  The Ultra InflamX Medical food was chosen to because it is specifically formulated with vitamins, minerals, and herbs to reduce systemic inflammation, especially related to the gut (GREAT for Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and diverticulitis, too.)  In addition to providing gut and inflammation support, it provides a meal or snack replacement twice a day to make your new diet and lifestyle change easier to manage.

4.  Of course…as always, the Modified Elimination Diet found in the Ultra InflamX Program Guide was prescribed to remove the most common food sensitivities.  This nutritional change along with re-populating your intestines with good bacteria from Ultra Flora Plus twice per day is the essential starting point of anyone with IBS.

Although we did not use it in this case study, I often (nearly always) use Candibactin BR to kill off pathogenic bacteria and yeast at 2 tablets 2x/per day.  It was simply a gut reaction not to use it in this case.

That's it for today!  Using all of the above would be optimum for the best chance at recovery from IBS but amazing things can happen just by eliminating offending foods and re-balancing bacteria.

Please understand this is an educational post and these are broad sweeping recommendations that have served my patients well over the years but by no means is it meant to be specific medical advice.  Please consult a naturally minded / integrative practitioner for individual care.


  1. This is the first time I’ve heard “your gut and your brain are essentially the same thing” I couldn’t see the video. This is the first time.

  2. Dr. Steve,
    Your videos keep getting better! For this one I did have to go out to Youtube to watch, I couldn’t watch on your page. I really like the Baby Back Roll! That compound movement is great for someone like me who has recurring QL (quadratus lumborum) issues. Thanks again!

    • Thanks Tim! It brings back in the deep core system for sure. I reformatted the video on the page so hopefully it will work from now on.


  3. Hi Dr Steve

    I’m there. I am so wanting to just make a change in my posture and well being – I’m even getting up 30 minutes early EVERY day to do at least 6-8 of the exercises I am learning through your online course. And loving it – I actually look forward to getting out of bed – which is just plain weird!

    The nutrition side is my hardest challenge though. I eat really well and am only slightly over weight. I eat loads of fruit and veg and have cut down wheat and some dairy, but have a really hard time every day with the “need” for a sugar hit, especially around 2.30 at work!

    Regardless of all of that, I was really intrigued by your comment about acidity in the stomach. I have been reading up and putting into practice the raw diet and I often come across the comment that our diets are too acidic and we must eat more highly alkaline foods like greens etc. I even have a guide to the high alkaline foods in my purse that I can refer to when shopping. What’s your take on that re IBS as I suffer moderately from it?

    Cheers, Kristina

    • With IBS I always go to the modified elimination diet (see #4 above) and you have to be strict with the dairy.

      Eliminating food sensitivities is always #1 then you can really get the benefit of all the raw green food because you’ll actually be able to absorb it, break it down, and get it into your cells where it can give you the anti-oxidant power.

      Honestly…the entire protocol above is my IBS protocol. You have to fix the gut. It’s the core.


      p.s. AWESOME that you are making the commitment to the coaching course! talk to you more about the diet stuff inside the CWI.

  4. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional GI disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of specific and unique organic pathology. Osler coined the term mucous colitis in 1892 when he wrote of a disorder of mucorrhea and abdominal colic with a high incidence in patients with coincident psychopathology. Since that time, the syndrome has been referred to by sundry terms, incl;

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