Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a digestive system disorder which manifests with multiple unwanted symptoms including:
- excessive gas
- abdominal pain/cramps
- urgency to liberate the bowel
- alternation of constipation and diarrhoea
The cause of this condition is currently unknown. However, individuals who suffer from its symptoms often report triggers such as particular foods or stress. Currently, there is no clinically proven cure for IBS. Although we know it can be managed through diet, mindfulness, supplements and adopting a healthy lifestyle.
If you are affected by IBS you can perform a Food Intolerance Test and try to minimise or completely eliminate the foods that you are reacting to. This would be a good starting point because you will confirm or learn what your individual triggers are.
If budget is limited an elimination diet can be performed. Alternatively avoid the most common triggers and apply the 5R approach. This will help to reduce the frequency and severity of flare ups.
Foods that trigger Irritable Bowel Symptoms:
Each person is an individual with their own unique microbiome. This means that food reactions will be different for everybody, but some foods may be a common trigger. People with a compromised digestive system are likely to react to the following foods:
- red meat
- dairy products
IBS is a condition that can be silent for years or sometimes even decades. Often many people ignore the symptoms for long time until they become more persistent and uncontrollable. Eradicating symptoms and fixing the gut health is a long process. It is not a quick fix but a journey on which one will change their dietary habits and lifestyle choices.
If you would like to investigate the root cause then a Comprehensive Stool Analysis is recommended. This test will provide you with the key information about your gut health. Markers included are good bacteria, commensal flora, disbiotic flora, yeast, candida, single cell parasites and worms.
In order to find out more and receive a professional opinion on which test or approach is more appropriate you can book your free 15 minutes pre-consultation here.
Supplements for IBS:
Before introducing supplements one should revaluate their dietary choices. A professional opinion which will take into consideration your personal triggers and weaknesses in the biochemistry will save you time and money. Book a Nutritional Consultation today to review your food intake and overall health state to address your health issue clearly.
The best supplements that could work as a basic protocol are:
Flora Terrain from Living planet – Vegan Probiotics (long term).
A symbiotic flora cultivated from fermented soya beans. Contains 35 different bacteria and 400mg of healing slippery elm and 400mg of calming aloe vera.
Symprove Probiotics – 200 million of live and active bacteria (12 week programme).
Liquid live bacteria that has proved a great success in my clinical practice, particularly in cases of frequent flare ups.
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Ionic Minerals ReMag and ReMyte from Carolyn Dean’s Range for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
People affected by IBS often luck minerals due to poorly functioning stomach acid and ongoing inflammation in the digestive tract which decrease the absorption rate. Introducing ionic minerals from Carolyn Dean’s Reset Range the Remag & Remyte would help to avoid deficiencies.
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