Tag Archives: IBS

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…]

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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.

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