If you know which foods to eat…

Many people walk around feeling bloated and windy for years and wrongly assume that they should eat or not eat this, that or the other. All kinds of potions and lotions are tried, some of which are prescribed while others come straight off supermarket and pharmacy shelves.

Many of these treatments may potentially harm the gut and cause permanent damage. Self medication could also contribute to the development of potentially serious conditions such as diverticulosis and even cancer.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is something that can be treated in a completely natural way. On the other hand, long term use of some treatments, including laxatives, could result in damage to the gut. Doing it the right way can improve one’s quality of life!

Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common complaint. It is characterised by an abnormal stool pattern that lasts for longer than 3 months as well as other symptoms of intestinal dysfunction such as bloating, wind and cramping.

Symptoms and Signs

People with IBS may present with either constipation or diarrhoea or these two conditions could alternate. Other symptoms include wind, a bloated feeling, abdominal cramps etc.

Treatment

Treatment of IBS has to take into account:

Physical symptoms (constipation and/or diarrhoea)
Bloating
Cramping

It is also vital to be aware of emotional and subconscious triggers and stressors that could contribute to symptoms.

The Better Eat Step by Step Programme for IBS, provides a guide that will allow the gut time to “heal” and aims to normalise the interaction between certain food components such as fibre and gluten. The recommendations also include specific supplements and foods that will contribute necessary probiotics, fibre and food enzymes.

Individuals with IBS report they experience great benefits from following this programme, within as little as 5 days. The programme requires some effort to select specific foods, but the foods they must choose from are ordinary foods that are freely available in food stores and supermarkets.

We recommend that individuals with IBS request a nutritional evaluation before embarking on the Better Eat IBS Programme available in our nutrition product shop.

Download the document attached and e-mail to a friend of family member who may really beneftit from the right nutrition treatment.

Irritable Bowel