Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
When you receive a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, it doesn’t mean you can expect to get the relief you need. Life can be very uncomfortable when you have to live with pain, bloating, constipation, cramps or diarrhea.
Most doctors recommend increased fiber or prescribe anti-spasm drugs, sedatives or anti-depressants. These medications do not heal irritable bowel disorders. Instead they only cover up symptoms. The underlying digestive cause remains the same.
At Cam Wellness, we’re not satisfied with the “typical” treatments for IBS. Instead, Dr. Gruber recommends natural remedies to restore health and normal functioning to your digestive system.
Through a program of dietary changes and probiotics, you will experience something that you probably haven’t felt in a long time – relief from the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome!
What You Can Do – IBS Diet Changes
For your digestive system to function properly, it needs the right kinds of food and balance of large intestine bacteria. You can naturally change the way you eat to accomplish this goal. Take a look at the following guidelines to see how you can implement dietary changes that will make all the difference in your symptoms.
- Watch what you eat. Avoid high sugar drinks and foods. Eliminate alcohol, caffeine and fried foods from your diet. Highly-processed foods also interfere with digestion. Add whole, natural foods to your diet along with healthy fats such as those found in avocados, salmon, nuts and olive oil.
- Pay close attention to how you combine your meals. Certain food combinations can really wreak havoc on your system. Refined sugars and flours mixed with the saturated fats in dairy and red meat take much longer to digest. This longer digestion period may create conditions ripe for bad bacteria to colonize in your stomach and create digestion issues.
- Minimize fluid intake with meals. The saliva in your mouth naturally kicks off the digestive process as you chew your food. Washing your meal down with beverages often dilutes your stomach acids thereby reducing digestive efficiency.
Don’t forget our natural probiotic formulas that will complement your diet and get you on the path to a healthy, symptom-free lifestyle.