Digestive tract disturbances like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) are all too common effecting between 25 and 45 million Americans every year.
The causes vary widely from anxiety and stress to intestinal infections, overuse of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs and poor diet. Food allergies, heavy metal toxicity, mineral deficiency and more can all be contributing factors.
One size does not fit all in terms of treating IBS. Working with a natural healthcare professional to get a proper evaluation and personalized treatment plan is ideal.
Some general rules to help treat IBS include getting proper amounts of probiotics, zinc, magnesium, natural fiber and vitamins/minerals in your diet. And limiting all refined sugar and flour as well as over-processed foods. Exercise and practicing relaxation techniques are also considered very helpful.
It is advisable to be aware of what foods and drinks trigger your responses. Common culprits include conventional dairy products, coffee, soda, alcohol, chocolate, beans and cruciferous vegetables.
Foods that generally help are steamed vegetables and fresh vegetable juice, healthy fats like avocados and olive oil, raw cultured diary products, some organic fruit, clean, lean protein and fresh pure water.
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