Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the major causes of digestive problems around the world as it affects millions of adults and children per year. It tends to be one of the most common of the digestive ailments, which is one reason we decided to cover the topic here on natural-cures1.com.
IBS tends to happen when the body’s gastrointestinal tract just seems to be malfunctioning or not working, as it should. Often times, IBS can result in painful and frequent diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, flatulence, and other similar symptoms.
IBS can be caused by several different problems. One of the main problems is an imbalance of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. When the food enters the system, it is not digested properly, thereby not absorbing the nutrients needed. When this happens, the colon reacts adversely. Also, there might be autoimmune problems caused by low hydrochloric acid levels as well. When this happens, there is an autoimmune reaction from the cells in the colon that automatically reject the dangerous food that has not been properly treated by the stomach. In many cases, this happens because the pH has been altered in the stomach, so taking acid reducers such as omeprazole could have a disastrous affect and trigger IBS.
Much of the causes are usually diet problems. Much of the food we eat has been processed, red meat, nonorganic, and downright not good for the body. If you want to get rid of your IBS, the absolute first place you should start, before taking any medications, is regulating a strict, all natural diet.
IBS and the Response
As we said, it is massively important to regulate a strict diet, as this is mostly a dietary problem. IBS can be reduced, and even beaten, but the body needs the tools in order to do that.
Also, you need to know that this will not take care of itself over night. It tends to take anywhere between 1-2 months, and it will be a major transition.
Eat as many raw or lightly steamed vegetables as possible. Eating lots of vegetables will not only get back the nutrients lost over the time the IBS has been a problem, but it is also important to replace the fiber and iron back in the system. Also, to help ease the digestion, you can also puree the vegetables; this means that the food is already partially processed, and will greatly assist the colon in digestion.
Red meat is one major factor that will trigger or cause IBS to become worse, so avoid processed red meat whenever possible. However, a good protein source is very necessary, because it will help the body heal. Make sure to eat lots of free-range poultry, as well as wild caught fish. Theses are excellent sources of the protein that is needed so badly.
Eating beans and rice is an excellent source of protein, and will contain much less fats and cholesterol. Consider this as an option for alternating your diet.