Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is it?

IBS is a very common disorder seen in modern day society, but is unclassified as a disease as there is no medical tests that can be done to prove its existence. However the painful symptoms felt are real.

 

 

Causes

  • Food allergy or intolerance
  • Exposure to toxins (pollution, processed foods, drugs, dyes, heavy metals etc.)
  • Stress
  • Nutrient deficiencies

Symptoms

  • Diarrohoea
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhoea
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Relieved by defecation

Dietary & Lifestyle Advice

  • An elimination diet may be necessary to pinpoint the problem food, but it is recommended to seek advice from a healthcare professional such as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian before eliminating any food group from your diet
  • Avoid processed foods and simple sugars including cakes, cookies, sugary cereals, danishes and anything made from white flour or added sugar
  • Increase fibre in the diet by choosing whole grains, legumes, fruit and vegetables
  • Eliminate coffee, tea and alcohol
  • Drink 8 glasses (2 litres) of water daily
Recommended Supplements

  • Pretorius Vegetable Enzymes – take 1 cap 3 times a day before food
  • Ethical nutrients IBS support –take 1 cap per day on an empty stomach
  • Ethical nutrients Digest Aid –take 1 tab 3 times a day before food
  • Green Medicine – Clear IBS
  • Ethical Nutrients Super Multi Plus

Recommended Foods

We recommend a natural, whole food diet that is balanced and nutritious, some examples of this are:

  • Natural Grocer Oat Bran (if not gluten sensitive)
  • Real Good Food Gluten Free Bircher Muesli
  • Clipper Chamomile tea
  • Peppermint tea
  • Lotus Slippery Elm Powder
  • Pure Harvest Aussie Dream Rice Milk
  • Melrose Brazil Nut & Linseed Spread

**Please note these are general recommendations only, and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, health practitioner or pharmacist. We highly recommend that you contact your preferred medical practitioner for further testing if symptoms persist

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