3 Simple Techniques To Manage Your IBS

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is such a spoiler. 


Just when you think you’re all set to go out and have a great day…


Boom! 


It hits hard with that sudden, painful cramping diarrhea so severe it ruins your day. 
Now because of IBS, you always have to map out the nearest bathroom in your head before you leave the house. 


That's a depressing struggle you and over 60 million Americans can relate to. Some for a few years, and others for decades.


And what makes the IBS struggle even worse is that the causes may be quite (or a lot) different for each person. 


That means different people may have similar symptoms but diverse causes. 


But we now know that there are a few primary causes: 


Trouble in Gut Paradise


Your gut system is where all the magic of food absorption takes place. 


It is what determines the number of nutrients allowed into your body. It also handles the microbes, allergens, and toxins released from your body. 


To do these your gut houses a ton of bacteria that helps you digest your food, regulate hormones, eliminate toxins, and produce vitamins. 


This group of good and bad bacteria needs to stay balanced to keep your gut and whole body healthy. 


But when there’s trouble in your gut, it means that the bad bacteria have outnumbered your good bacteria, and are now in charge of wreaking havoc.


From making your body unable to digest lactose - the sugar found in milk products (ice cream, cheese, milk, yogurt); to cause leaky gut, yeast overgrowth, and Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO), all of which can trigger IBS. 


Beyond IBS, the imbalance of good bacteria in your gut has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, weight gain, and cancer, as well as anxiety and depression. 


Food Sensitivities 


Do you wonder why certain foods you eat tend to ‘upset’ your bowels? 


You know they aren’t exactly a true allergy but somehow, they just don’t sit right in your body. 


For instance, some people are sensitive to foods like corn, eggs, whey, and soy.

These foods tend to not only irritate and inflame their gut, but also cause acne, and obesity. 


And by simply eliminating or eating less of these foods, you could see remarkable improvements in your IBS symptoms, according to this study in the British Medical Journal. 


That’s not all...  


There is also the fructose (the natural sugar in fruits and some vegetables) malabsorption problems. 


When your body is not able to digest and absorb fructose, it leads to bloating, bowel changes, and fatigue.  

 


 

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How to Manage IBS for Fast Relief


We have seen that the imbalance of healthy bacteria in your gut and food sensitives are the primary causes of IBS. 


How do you tackle these causes and reverse IBS symptoms? 


Maintain a balance of healthy bacteria in your gut system


As simple as that may seem, it’s a struggle for most people because it has everything to do with your diet. 


What should you eat to get the vast species of bacteria your body needs?

 
Eat a diet of different food types. 


Of the different food types EAT MORE of the following: 


Seeds and Nuts: peanuts, almonds, macadamia, walnuts, and pine nuts 


Fruits and vegetables: (fruits: grapefruit, bananas, oranges, strawberries, cantaloupe, lemon, honeydew, kiwi, lime, blueberries; vegetables: carrots, turnips, potatoes, spring onions, lettuce, bean sprout, bamboo shoots, ginger, eggplant and so on. 


Protein and grains: chicken, fish, eggs, beef, and tofu for protein; and oat, rice bran, at bran, gluten-free pasta, such as rice, quinoa, and white rice for grains. 


Dairy: you want to stick to lactose-free milk, coconut milk, lactose-free yogurt; rice milk, almond milk, and hard cheeses such as feta and brie.

 


 

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When eaten more of, these foods can provide various strains of good bacteria such as Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus and Saccharomyces. 


Sadly, most of the world's food isn’t diverse enough because it’s produced from only 12 plants and 5 animal species. 


Do you now see why maintaining a balance of healthy bacteria is a struggle for most? 


Some people may see improvements in their IBS symptoms by taking high-potency probiotic supplements such as IBPro that also provide strains of the good bacteria. 

Reduce Food Sensitivity


It’s not enough to eat the good stuff, you also have to eliminate or reduce the bad food that may be causing bloating and bowel discomfort. 


So here are the foods to EAT LESS of: 


Fructose and lactose: eat less of fruits with high fructose such as apples, watermelon, pears, cherries, mangoes, and peaches, as well as products and sweeteners such as corn syrup and honey. 


For lactose, you want to avoid or eat less of yogurt, pudding, ice cream, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, custard, and mascarpone


GOS and Polyols: such as chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, and soy products; cauliflower, mushrooms and snow peas


Junk food: eat less of all processed junk food including diet drinks, sodas, and juices.  


Other helpful ways to manage IBS include: 

 

  1. Get enough sleep as often as you can because sleep deprivation can lead to excess weight, heart disease, depression, and body pain. 
  2. Exercise frequently. From weight resistance to high-intensity interval training or even brisk walking or running for 30 mins is all you need to keep you healthy. 
  3. Stressless. Though IBS is a very stressful condition to live with, it is also triggered and aided by stress. Try yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises to help you reduce stress. 
  4. Keep a diary of troublesome foods that flare you up so you remember to avoid them. 

 

Have you tried any of these strategies to manage IBS? What was the outcome?

Let us know in the comments down below!

We know how hard it can be to manage IBS.

But now is the time to get serious about optimizing your gut health. 


 

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