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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “What Is Fiber?”
American Family Physician: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Controlling Your Symptoms.”
American Heart Association: “9 out of 10 Americans Eat Too Much Sodium.”
Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine: “Comparison on the Effect of Fish Oil and Ibuprofen on Treatment of Severe Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea.”
Digestive Diseases and Sciences: “A Novel Delivery System of Peppermint Oil Is an Effective Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms.”
Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Peppermint Oil and IBS Pain Relief.”
Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, 2nd edition: “The Amazing and Mighty Ginger.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Dysmenorrhea.”
Mayo Clinic: “Muscle Cramp,” “Lactose Intolerance.”
Pain Medicine: “Effects of Calcium-Vitamin D and Calcium-Alone on Pain Intensity and Menstrual Blood Loss in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Neurogastroenterology & Motility: “Effects of Chili on Postprandial Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Diarrhoea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Evidence for Capsaicin-Sensitive Visceral Nociception Hypersensitivity.”
National Institutes of Health: “Lactose Intolerance.”
Pain Medicine: “Efficacy of Ginger for Alleviating the Symptoms of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture: “National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference,” “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”
The American Journal of Gastroenterology: “American College of Gastroenterology Monograph on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation.”
The American Journal of Medicine: “Caffeine and Muscle Cramps: A Stimulating Connection.”
Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on February 14, 2018
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