Natural Treatment Remedies for Irritable Bowel
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a recently recognized diagnosis that doesn’t get the respect from mainstream doctors. Lacking the inflammation of disorders such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, IBS is none-the-less very common and very uncomfortable.
Symptoms include a vague abdominal discomfort and constipation, diarrhea, or alternations between the two. Millions are suffering, but there is a reason. And if we remove the cause, we have the cure. We were not born to suffer.
What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
One possible cause of IBS is a disconnect between the brain and intestinal tract. This miscommunication can create cramping, diarrhea, constipation or bloating, depending upon the person.
Poor nutrition, a toxic environment, lack of sunshine, lack of sleep, and stress contribute to diagnoses like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The causes of IBS in one person leads to a heart attack in another and cancer in yet another. Everyone has something these days.
Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Once you are diagnosed with IBS and more dangerous diseases are excluded, you need to do something about it. The answer is not drugs, although psychiatric medications are often prescribed, their effect is minimal and does not address causation.
Here are some ideas that we have been successful with over the years:
- Eat organic Paleo foods. Cut out the grain, dairy, soy and corn. No GMO foods. Sometimes, eating more cooked veggies versus raw can provide tremendous relief. A juice fast often shuts down symptoms immediately.
- Get adjusted by a chiropractor. The brain connects to the gut by the autonomic system. This area is the expertise of the Doctor of Chiropractic.
- Get sleep and get sunshine. Pretty simple and they are free.
- Get away from the chemicals, pollution, and toxin. Everything that comes into your house. Is it natural or not? If not, don’t bring it in. Here’s a list of things we use in our home.
- Take nutritional supplements. Our Foundation 5 contains probiotics and digestive enzymes, two supplements that will help you reclaimed your gut health. In addition, you may want to try: