Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
This is a term used by the medical profession when there is disturbed digestive function without an apparent medical cause. Symptoms include, constipation/ diarrhoea (can be alternating between the two), bloating, gripping and nausea, flatulence.
From a holistic perspective causes are linked to nervous system dysfunction, food intolerances, lowered healthy bowel flora and intestinal parasites.
Natural Treatment Suggestions
Slippery Elm, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Meadowsweet, Ginger, Tumeric, Agrimony, Marshmallow, Fennel, Peppermint, Golden seal, Cardamon, Wild Yam and Psyllium.
Glutamine, probiotic powders, B Vitamins, Magnesium, pectin, bioflavonoids.
Diet & lifestyle suggestions
- Avoid Stress
- Identify and remove food intolerances
- Eat in a relaxed environment
- Add probiotics to diet, (foods which feed the healthy gut flora) such as oat bran, yoghurt, onions, sauerkraut.
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