If you are of those many who suffer from periodic Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), then we know that you are desperately looking for ways in which it can be treated.
IBS causes chronic pain that can indeed disallow you to live the life you want. There are ways to treat this problem naturally, without the aid of drugs of chemicals, and they are all natural remedies, all you have to do is change your lifestyle a little bit.
Eliminate Allergens from your Diet
If you truly wish to combat IBS, you will first have to know that it is important to be patient. Your system has to be tested to find out, what it is that is causing the onslaught.
You could start by eliminating gluten from your diet, this includes, barley, rye, bread, cereal, pasta, cakes, pastries, beer, tortillas and anything else that contains gluten. While this may help, there may be other food groups as well, that may not go down well with your gut. You could be allergic to eggs, corn, nuts, soy or dairy.
You will have to cut out gluten from your diet for at least 6 months, to learn the advantages and learn if it is indeed benefiting your IBS issues. This game of elimination and inclusion can help you identify, what it is that is affecting your diet.
Switch to Probiotic
When it comes to keeping your gut healthy, the natural fauna in your stomach needs to thrive. Our immune system is connected to our gut, and you should know that when your gut is not happy, your system is not going to be happy. There are a host of elements like chlorinated water, prescription drugs, stress factors such as anxiety, farmed meat and other processed foods can throw off the levels of natural bacteria in the body and inflame the lining of the gut.
There are ways however, to ensure that your tummy stays happy, through probiotics. Include natural probiotics in your system like that of miso soup, kimchi, kefir, kombucha and tempeh. Apple cider vinegar, is great for ‘good’ bacteria.
Essential oils are known to be the most potent medicines that nature has to offer. While Frankincese can help reduce inflammation in the body and help boost the immune system, it also helps strengthen the human emotional system as well as nervous core.
Peppermint oil helps calm muscle spasms that may occur in the gut, whereas fennel, coriander, tarragon, caraway and star anise help reduce bloating and stomach aches.
Include more fiber in your diet, to keep your bowels functioning fine.
Free your Mind!
Most physical problems are manifestations of what the mind imagines. Try to meditate and keep your mind calm, practice yoga and exercise to keep your mind active and stress free.
A few changes can indeed make a world of a difference to how your gut behaves. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can truly stay healthy with a few basic changes to your diet and lifestyle.