Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a digestive system disorder which manifests with multiple unpleasant symptoms including:
- excessive gas
- abdominal pain/cramps
- urgency to liberate the bowel
- alternation of constipation and diarrhoea
The cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Although we know it can be managed through diet, mindfulness, supplements and adopting a healthy lifestyle.
If you are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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.
Alternatively if the budget is limited avoid the most common triggers and apply the 5R approach. This will help to reduce the frequency and severity of flare ups of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Foods that trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 and/or Irritable Bowel Syndrome are likely to react to the following foods:
- red meat
- dairy products
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 of Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 when suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 for Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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. One of the safest supplements for those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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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