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A New IBS Solution

by Dr. Mark Pimentel

Commonwealth Laboratories is proud to announce its association with Health Point Press, publisher of A New IBS Solution.

Commonwealth Laboratories is referenced throughout the book as the recommended breath testing laboratory to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. Together, Commonwealth Laboratories and Health Point Press look forward to developing and maintaining educational platforms relating to SIBO and its correlation with IBS. Please contact Commonwealth Laboratories to learn more about breath testing. To learn more about Health Point Press and A New IBS Solution by Dr. Pimentel, please visit their websites at: and

Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC

Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC is Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program and Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Pimentel has been awarded various investigator-driven grants related to gastrointestinal motility. His primary research interests involve irritable bowel syndrome and its relationship to small intestinal motility and bacterial overgrowth. Other interests include gastric motility in diabetes.

Dr. Pimentel is a member of several professional organizations, including the Medical Council of Canada, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology. He has written articles for such peer-reviewed publications as the Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Dr. Pimentel received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Manitoba Health Science Center. His fellowship in gastroenterology is from the University of California, Los Angeles Integrated Training Program.


IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Gastroenterologist Answers Your Questions: What Is It? Why Do I Have It? How Can I Get Well?

by William B. Salt II M.D.

Written by an M.D. gastroenterologist and IBS expert, this ebook integrates the latest medical science and understanding of IBS with a whole being and mind/brain - body/gut approach to diagnosis and treatment. It is Dedicated to You, the Patient.

“IF YOU HAVE IBS, you'll find the answers to three questions on a short journey through this ebook, which includes 90 photographs and illustrations to help you see and understand clearly:

What is it?
What causes it?
How can I get well?

AND, IBS is one of over 30 Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs), including heartburn that does not respond to treatment with powerful acid reducing drugs, upper abdominal pain (epigastric pain and/or dyspepsia) unresponsive to ulcer treatment, and abdominal bloating (with or without abdominal enlargement, called distention). IBS and FGIDs are all interrelated and commonly occur together. They share common causes.

SO this ebook will help if you suffer with any FGID.

AND, most patients with IBS and other FGIDs also have one or more symptom syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, fatigue, headaches, back pain, and interstitial cystitis (painful bladder). Medical tests are usually normal. Nevertheless, these diseases are real. They are not imagined, and they are not mental illnesses. They are all interrelated and share common causes.

SO this ebook can help.

This ebook was written for patients of the Ohio Gastroenterology Group in Columbus, Ohio. but it is now available in online bookstores. The ebook will be continually updated.”

William B. Salt II, MD

Dr. Salt received his MD degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1972. In 1977, he completed training in internal medicine and the subspecialty of gastroenterology at Vanderbilt University Hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also served as a Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Salt practices with the Ohio Gastroenterology Group in Columbus, Ohio. He uses his book in his practice to educate patients with IBS and related disorders.

To purchase Dr. Salt’s e-book, visit: Amazon / Apple / Barnes and Noble /

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