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1. My Stomach Hurts! Or Does It?

Nervous stomach? Spastic colon? Crohn’s disease? Irritable colon? IBD? IBS? What do these things mean? Why does your stomach hurt? Could it be the organ that sits right under your stomach – the large intestine? The stomach is only as large as your clenched fist, until it gets stretched out with food, or gas or other unpleasant things. But the intestines can also bulge and inflame with constipation, gas, undigested food, chronic illness, even medications. Do these conditions have anything in common? Learn how to identify what is wrong with your gut.

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Twin Lakes – Montgomery
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • COST: FREE

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2. Serious Stomach Issues

Diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis are two conditions that need to be taken seriously. Ulcerative colitis is inflammation and ulceration of the lining of your large intestine. It is not a fatal disease, but it is long lasting and can cause life threatening complications. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the pouches along the inside of the large intestine so they are similar but also very different. Both may involve surgery to relieve the pain. Come hear our true experts talk about how to recognize, treat, and even avoid these debilitating diseases.

  • Twin Lakes - Montgomery
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • COST: FREE

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3. What's "Regular"?

Do I have to go every day? The important thing is to understand how your intestines work. Come learn how constipation and diarrhea are related, what can cause both, what relieves both, and why you have to get more fiber in your diet! Constipation is rarely the sign of a deadly medical condition. Laxatives are NOT the answer.

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Twin Lakes, Montgomery
  • Friday, October 25, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • COST: FREE

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4. What Helps? Anything??

There are all kinds of medications, remedies and opinions on what can help your stomach and intestines. Is it all diet? What about probiotics? Can prescriptions hurt or help? How do I get more fiber without the side effects? How much is too much? Does more water help? Come get the facts about what to eat to have a happy tummy.

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Twin Lakes – Montgomery
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • COST: $15 or FREE for Pathway to Wellness participants who have attended 2 of the first 3 Focus on Your Gut classes.

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