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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS: Causes, Prevention, and Natural Treatments

Complete Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Elimination diet
Aloe Vera
Frankincense / Boswelli
Moxibustion Therapy
Brahmi / Bacopa monnier
Shatavari / Asparagus R
Soy Isoflavones
Lectin Free Diet / Plan
Reflexology (Zone Thera
Turmeric / Curcumin / H
Coriander / Dhanyak
Turmeric / Curcumin / H
Fennel / Saunf
Pippali / Long Pepper
Cardamom / Ela

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Dos and Don'ts

Take your time when you eat and chew food slowly. This is important because it allows the food to be properly digested.

Eat breakfast on a daily basis. This is especially important for those who suffer from constipation in IBS. Breakfast is the most important meal to consume in order to promote

Fried foods can make IBS symptoms worse, such as diarrhea. It is suggested to grill or bake the food in order to avoid these symptoms.  

Raw consumption of vegetables might trigger IBS symptoms. If this is the case, then you might consider steaming or boiling. In the case of fruits, you can steam apples or

It is recommended to have 20-30g/day of fiber as it helps regulate bowel movement and improves overall health. However, IBS symptoms may differ from one individual to another.

It’s important to drink between 1.5 to 2 L/day because water is critical for lubricating the digestive system, and keeping it healthy. Try to aim for purified

Probiotics have anti-inflammatory effects that relieve IBS symptoms. Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source.

Mild to moderate activity have been shown to increase intestinal gas clearance and reduce symptoms of IBS. However, exercise can cause abdominal bloating in patients with

Avoid sugar for IBS because food and drinks high in sugar content can promote inflammation and reduce the body immunity. Thus, they can trigger IBS symptoms and make them

Saturated fats are hard to break in the intestine. They worsen inflammation and can trigger IBS symptoms. They are found in red meat, full fat dairy and desserts.

Trans fats are known to promote inflammation in the body. Thus, they can trigger IBS symptoms and make them worst. They are found in most processed foods like cookies, donuts,

Processed foods contain additives and preservatives that cause hypersensitivity reactions for IBS patients. This can activate IBS symptoms and make them worst. Thus, it is

MSG is a flavor enhancer and is popular in Asian dishes. It is sometimes added to fast foods or ready-made soup mixes, salad dressing and deli meats. MSG stimulates a pathway

Casein is a protein found in dairy products and may cause discomfort. That's why, it is important to make sure it does not irritate your gut and

Gluten can cause irritation to the gut and promote inflammation, which triggers IBS symptoms and make them worst. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. If no

Some types of food make gas worse such as carbonated beverages and raw fruits, in addition to certain dairy and vegetables like cauliflower or cabbage. Hence, all these should

Artificial sweeteners that end with “ol” such as mannitol or xylitol, aren’t usually tolerated as they cause abdominal discomfort like gas production and

FODMAPs is a group of short-chain carbohydrates that stand for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. They are a problem for those suffering

Stress triggers the body to release stress-related chemicals to the gut that can make it more sensitive and inflamed. This would ultimately cause a change in the gut bacteria,

Fast foods are high in fat and sugar and would promote inflammation because it would prolong the transit time through the intestine. This would trigger IBS symptoms and cause

Avoid eating spicy foods and hot spices as they can increase gut mobility. Thus, they might trigger IBS symptoms and contribute to abdominal pain.

Alcohol is very bad for IBS as it stimulates the intestine and triggers IBS symptoms. Hence, it should be completely eliminated.

Coffee is very bad for IBS as it stimulates the intestine and trigger IBS symptoms. Hence, it should be completely eliminated.

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