Information and facts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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May also be called mucus colitis, intestinal neurosis, spastic bowel, spastic colon, or spastic colitis. IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common digestive problem and women have it more than men.  In IBS, the contractions of the digestive system become non-rhythmic which causes problems with the normal movement of food and waste. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome may include: constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, flatulence, anorexia, intolerance to certain foods, and diarrhea. Nutrients will not be absorbed properly so malnutrition occurs. For this reason, a Multi-vitamin/herbal good supplement is needed. It is also important to get regular exercise. A bowel/colon cleansing and restoration herbal blend with  Lactobacillus acidophilus included maybe very helpful.

IBS - Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common digestive problem seen by dcotors today. It is estimated that about 1 in every 5 adult Americans has the symptoms of lBS. Although fewer than 50% of these people seek help for their problems. Twice as many women suffer from the condition as men. In the disease, the normally rhythmic muscular contractions of the digestive tract become irregular and uncoordinated. This causes problems in the normal movement of food and waste material, and causes the accumulation of mucus and toxins in the intestine This accumulated material sets up an obstruction of the digestive tract, trapping both gas and stools, which in turn causes bloating, distention, and constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome may affect the person's whole gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth all the way to the colon. IBS symptoms include: constipation and/or diarrhea, abdominal pain, mucus in the stools, nausea, flatulence, bloating, anorexia, and food intolerances. Pain may often be triggered by eating, and the pain maybe relieved by a bowel movement. Due to the pain, diarrhea, nausea, and sometimes severe headaches and even vomiting, a person with lBS may fear eating.

Whether or not an individual with irritable bowel syndrome eats normally, malnutrition may result, as nutrients are not absorbed well. Thus, people with lBS require as much as 30% more protein than normal, as well as an increased amounts of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, which can be quickly used up by diarrhea. There are no physical signs of disease in bowel tissue with this disorder, and its cause or causes are not well understood. There are  research scientists who believe a virus or bacterium is a factor. Lifestyle issues such as stress and diet are probably common causes. The overuse of antibiotics, antacids, or laxatives, which disturb the bacterial microflora of the bowel, is another likely  factor. Many other diseases can be related to lBS. including candidiasis, colon cancer, diabetes mellitus, gallbladder disease, malabsorption disorders, pancreatic insufficiency, ulcers, and the parasitic infections amebiasis and giardiasis.

There are over 100 different problems related to the systemic effects of  Irritable bowel syndrome . One disorder that is linked in about 25% of adults with lBS is arthritis, usually peripheral arthritis, which affects the ankles, knees, and wrists. Less frequently, the spine is affected. lBS may also be related to skin disorders. Some people with lBS have abnormalities in the levels of liver enzymes in their blood. Diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome requires ruling out disorders that can cause similar symptoms, such as Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, lactose intolerance, and ulcerative colitis. A doctor may recommend one or more of a variety of procedures to do this, including barium enema, colonoscopy, rectal biopsy, sigmoidoscopy, and stool examination to check for the presence of bacteria, blood, and/or parasites. Irritable bowel syndrome is painful, but not serious, and most people who have it can lead active, productive lives if they change their diets, get regular exercise, and get the needed nutrients and supplements.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Omega fatty acids 10 has both a healing and a cleansing effect. They help protect the intestinal lining. Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish oil, flax seed oil, and borage seed oil.
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 contains vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and other nutrients which all are helpful in both the treatment and prevention of irritable bowel syndrome. It is also needed to promote general good health and well being.
Cyanocobalamin 10 vitamin B12 is needed for good absorption of foods 
Garlic 10 helps with digestion and to eliminate toxins in the colon.
Lactobacillus acidophilus 10 friendly bacteria needed for good bowel and colon health. Maybe combined with Lactobacillus rhanosus, Bifidobacterium longum, and Lactobacillus plantarum in a combination such as Botana Cleanse (see link below)
Glutamine 8 metabolic fuel for the intestinal cells
Calcium 8 helps with a nervous stomach and with the nervous system of the entire body. This mineral is also very good for the colon.
Magnesium 8 works with calcium 
Alfalfa 8 has vitamin K which is needed to build intestinal flora for good digestion. 
Aloe vera 8 herb that is healing to the digestive system
Fenugreek 8 herb that is helpful for digestive, intestinal, and urinary problems.
Licorice 8 herb that can be helpful
Red Clover 8 herb good for cleansing and detoxification
Alfalfa  8 has vitamin K good for intestinal flora and digestion
Ginger 8 herb that helps with IBS



Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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