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.
People affected by IBS can do a Food Intolerance Test and try to minimise or completely eliminate foods that are causing a reaction or borderline reaction. This would be a good starting point to find out what an individual’s triggers are.
If budget is limited an elimination diet can be performed. Alternatively by avoiding the most common triggers and applying 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 its own unique microbiome. This means that food reactions will be different for everybody, but some foods may be a common trigger. People with compromised digestive system are likely react to the following foods:
- red meat
- dairy products
IBS is a condition that can be silent for years or sometimes even decades. Most of the people ignore the symptoms for quite sometime until the symptoms became more persistent and uncontrollable. The eradication of the symptoms and rebalancing the gut health 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 Function Test will provide you with information about your gut microbiome. Markers included are the terrain, good bacteria, commensal flora, disbiotic flora, yeast, candida, single cell parasite and worms. From the test, other important markers will give key information about your GIT (Gastro Intestinal Tract).
In order to find out more and get 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 starting the supplements one should revaluate the 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 you food intake and overall health state to address properly your health issue.
The best supplements that could work as a basic protocol are:
Flora Terrain from Living planet – Vegan Probiotics (long term).
A symbiotic flora cultivated on the 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 have been proven with a great success in my clinical practice in flared up situations.
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