IBS currently affects 1 in 5 people within the UK. The medical profession first diagnosed IBS 200 years ago and still doesn’t know exactly what causes it and often advices IBS sufferers that there is no cure. I’m afraid that I have to disagree with this statement as I am cured of my painful IBS. This happened as a result of food intolerance testing and severe dietary changes. And if I can do it, you can do it too! We can certainly greatly reduce your symptoms and provide you with a better quality of life.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get your life back?
It will take some hard work on your part but the more you put in, the better results you will get.
Sufferers of IBS can have mild or severe symptoms ranging from:
- abdominal pain and cramping, which may be relieved by going to the toilet
- a change in your bowel habits – such as diarrhoea, constipation, or sometimes both
- bloating and swelling of your stomach
- excessive wind
- occasionally experiencing an urgent need to go to the toilet
- a feeling that you have not fully emptied your bowels after going to the toilet
- passing mucus from your bottom
- a lack of energy
- feeling sick
- bladder problems (needing to wake up to urinate at night, experiencing an urgent need to urinate and difficulty fully emptying the bladder)
- pain during sex
IBS can be diagnosed by your doctor after a number of the above symptoms have been ongoing for some time. Some people self diagnose IBS. Having a poorly functioning digestive system and bowel can have result in much darker illnesses than IBS. Here are some of the worst: Diverticulitis, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. These can lead onto The Big C and no-one wants that!
Digestive health is so important as it eliminates waste products from our bodies. Without a properly functioning digestive system the waste doesn’t all get eliminated and in some cases, vital nutrients are being dispelled along with the waste products. This causes malnutrition and lowers the immune system resulting in a host of other viruses and illnesses becoming more easily caught and less easily gotten over.
The Good News!
IBS symptoms can be managed and in most cases completely eradicated by knowing what causes the flare ups and avoiding that particular food item. Food Intolerance Testing will show up exactly which foods are causing the problems within the digestive system. Once you know what to avoid, life becomes really simple. It isn’t a difficult choice in the end. If you know a particular thing will make you feel awful then you will automatically want to avoid it.
Feeling like an emotional wreck?
The stomach is known as our second brain and as such, it holds onto a lot of emotion. Most IBS sufferers also suffer with depression, anxiety and feel uncomfortable in some social situations as a result of feeling bloated and gassy or needing to go to the toilet all the time. It can be quite lonely suffering with IBS and partners of IBS sufferers can often bear the brunt of these feelings of frustration. This is all perfectly normal and you are not alone! Proper nutritional guidance will show you how to feed your brain as well as improve your digestion. Once your brain has all the nutrients it needs swimming around in it, these dark and lonely feelings will disappear and the real you can shine through again.
If you are affected by IBS, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Helen at Glorious Food.
Or better still, book your free consultation with me by clicking this link.
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