IBS Relief Tips
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, is more widespread than we might suppose. This post is to provide you with some IBS relief tips including diet, nutritional supplements and avoiding trigger foods.
The main symptom of IBS is abdominal pain and cramps after eating. A sufferer may also experience diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating. Sometimes mucous may be seen in the feces.
These symptoms usually are ongoing for at least 90 days before an IBS diagnosis is considered by a medical doctor. For this diagnosis, the symptoms are present in spite of the absence of true structural damage to the intestines.
Most people have symptoms in the milder range, and fortunately, an improved diet can usually relieve the suffering considerably.
Contributing factors to an irritable bowel may be:
- Food allergies
- Altered bowel microflora (of the acidophilus type)
- Intestinal parasites
- Lack of dietary fiber
- Lack of digestive enzymes
- Sugar in your diet
- Refined carbohydrates (white foods like breads, crackers, pastas)
- Chemical non-foods (colorings and other additives, food preservatives in processed foods)
- Foods made from petroleum products
All of the above will antagonize your condition.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is associated with emotional stresses like depression, hysteria, obsessive-compulsive traits, anxiety, resentment, marital conflicts, death of a loved one, or prolonged excessive anxiety over everyday matters. IBS occurs predominantly in women, at a ratio of 3:1 to men, and the average age of onset is 20-40.
IBS Relief Foods
Wild caught cold water fish are an excellent source of OMEGA 3 OILS, those anti-inflammatory and soothing fatty acids which nurture the mucous membrane body tissues, myofascia, muscles and joints. Myofascia is the connective tissue wrapping your muscle groups, and it can get inflamed, knotted and tense just like your muscles.
Now that the factories of our industrialized nations have contaminated ocean waters, and consequently the fish and mammals that live in the oceans, it is recommended generally not to eat these fish more than 3-4 times a week. These recommendations can vary if you are pregnant, so check with your doctor.
Omega 3 oils are the components of eicosanoids, hormone-like compounds that regulate blood pressure, clotting, and many other biochemical functions.
Currently, the best source of omega 3 fats from marine life, is OMEGA REJUVENOL a daily nutritional supplement. Click on that link to view its ingredients, all designed to reduce inflammation.
With the contaminants removed (mercury and others), you can have a daily dose and let the omega-3 fatty acids do what they have been reported to do well:
- Balance the immune system,
- Decrease inflammation,
- Diminish depression and anxiety(which may be contributing to your IBS)
- Lower some of the risk factors for heart disease
IBS Pain Treatment
Grass fed beef, butter, yogurts, kefirs and creams/sour creams will enhance your IBS pain treatment regimen.
These foods are balanced in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Grain fed animals however, produce meats and dairy foods that are predominantly Omega 6 fats. Omega 6 fats produce inflammation in the body.
These precious grass fed foods are super healthy for normal skin, joints, and soft tissues. Their Omega 3 oils are anti-aging and anti-inflammatory. I see more and more of these foods in the produce markets now. The demand has moved the prices from the “elite” food category much closer to those of the factory lot foods.
Yoga IBS Relief
The practice of yoga has long been known to promote comfortable digestion. Yoga postures increase circulation throughout the body and many focus on the abdominal organs.
Simultaneously, the mindful approach and conscious breathing patterns of yoga routines calm the nervous system. Stress and anxiety are triggers for IBS, and yoga helps with stress management.
Yoga may also relieve insomnia and combined with a supplement such as NATIVE REST, and further decrease habitual anxious responses to daily events.
Aromatic spices enhance digestion, producing an anti-inflammatory soothing effect on the gut. For most IBS sufferers it is best to avoid hot condiments like cayenne or chili peppers. CURCUMIN TRIPLE BURN is a supplement that is designed to nurture sensitive body tissues. The “burn” refers to its power, rather than its actual heat.
I hope this post has given you some useful IBS relief tips. Have you tried any of these? Do you have any tips you would like to share below?