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My IBS Story
I was officially diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) in 1995 although I probably had this condition since childhood. IBS is usually diagnosed by process of elimination after other bowel diseases which show up with distinct inflammatory markers like Crohn’s or Colitis have been investigated first. Many IBS sufferers often go undiagnosed for some time, even years, until their family doctor or a specialist finally arrives at the IBS conclusion. Many sufferers are told that they are simply lactose intolerant or have food sensitivities which are only a small part of the picture. The nervous system and life/nutritional habits need to be investigated.
Challenging stressful events can often lead to this IBS condition even though it may seem to the individual [Continue reading…]
Digestion Challenges: The Bowel
All bowel disorders/diseases do not have to be debilitating. The bowels respond very quickly to the proper use of probiotics, anti-inflammatory/calming substances like slippery elm powder, marshmallow and peppermint, gut-lining rebuilding amino acids like L‑glutamine and medical foods like protein powders made with all the gut enhancing substances to stop leaky gut syndrome. And extremely important is learning strategies to reduce stress responses to calm down the enteric nervous system in your gut which is directly responsive to the stress felt in the central nervous system. This includes easy deep breathing and meditation techniques along with homeopathic remedies which can be used to calm the mind.