IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a condition that affects 1 in 5 people. About 2 in 3 IBS sufferers are female according to the International Foundation For Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. IBS can present itself through a variety of different symptoms affecting the digestive tract. It is considered a digestive disorder.
Typical symptoms are abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas, diarrhoea and constipation. Irritable Bowel Syndrome can develop and worsen over time due to a large number of contributing factors such as emotions, mindset and stress. The biggest one being the high consumption of processed, packaged and man-made fast food. The vast majority of people in the western world are lacking fermented foods in their diet that aids in replenishing good bacteria which have been compromised as a result of biologically inappropriate food sources that are so readily available.
IBS has 3 major classifications
- IBS-D: Diarrhoea Predominant
- IBS-C: Constipation Predominant
- IBS-M: Mixed Form
In a study of over 400 patients with IBS (study reference), some interesting statistics were derived:
- 17% of patients tested positive for bacterial infection
- 60% of patients tested positive for yeast overgrowth
- 62% of patients had insufficient Bifidobacterium Commensal Baceteria
- 87% of patients had insufficient Lactobacillus Commensal Baceteria
- Diagnosis: 75% of patients suffering with IBS in the USA go undiagnosed!
- Diet: Food intolerances and allergies are strongly associated with IBS. Foods associated with IBS symptoms include Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Coffee, Yeast, Potatoes and Citrus Fruit
- Stress: Psychological Stress has the propensity to exacerbate IBS symptoms, particularly bowel function. Depression and Anxiety further aggravate the symptoms of IBS.
- Exercise: The best mode of exercise is said to be Yoga, which demonstrated improvements of IBS symptoms equivalent to conventional treatment.
- Food Products: Soft drinks, cereals, packaged or baked goods, sorbitol and other sugar-free products may cause increased flatulence, abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea.
IBS is not Leaky Gut
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is often mistaken with Leaky Gut which presents itself with similar symptoms. Depending on the individual person, both disorders may lead to severe outcomes and a host of other issues. Although IBS and Leaky Gut share many similarities, there are key differences between the two disorders and many others.
The one thing IBS, Leaky Gut, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns, Coeliac Disease have in common is that:
- They all require gut restoration through replenishing the gut lining, flora and microvilli (this being only one piece in the recovery “pie”)
- These disorders often develop in people who are more sensitive, and therefore susceptible to modern day irritants, pollutants and stressors such as; gluten, wheat, dairy, processed food and other lifestyle factors.
- These issues can occur at any age.
- In the past, modern day medicine and research have led us to believe that the genes are the culprit. However, the epigenetic research is now revealing that it is not our genes, but it is what we choose to expose them to.
- The symptoms of all these disorders can overlap which can make it tricky to diagnose.
Balancing the gut and the colonies of microbes within it is a key part to restoring health from mild digestive disorders, in particular Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Leaky Gut. It is also the first step to restoring the body after the harsh effects of many other autoimmune disorders. The bottom line is this: the state and terrain of your gut is absolutely KEY and is the foundation to virtually every system in your body.
Addressing these conditions in a preventative manner is the future of real health care, and as IBS is a digestive disorder, food plays a major role in the evolution. The rise of food allergens, through toxins and undigested food particles, leak through an inflamed or damaged intestinal lining then elevate antibodies. These antibodies (such as TNF) are then carried by the blood to the liver and may eventually affect systems throughout the body by aggravating inflammation in the joints, expressing toxins through skin disorders, triggering food sensitivities, and causing “brain fog” or hyperactivity. Managing Irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut and autoimmune disorders with the Super Life Formula and Life After Grains program is preventive medicine at its finest.
The Super Life Formula is the most intelligent way to tackle the root cause of Irritable bowel syndrome and other gut related disorders. The Super Life Formula empowers you with the knowledge to understand your body’s unique signs, language and signals as well as giving you the tools to rebuild and repair your gut so you can digest your food and combining Super Emotions and Super Scent to clear negative emotions, beliefs and thought patterns – so you can get back on track and achieve the highest quality of life.
I have done it myself, and now it’s your turn. I want to see you pick up the pieces, and figure out your own unique pie of health!
Peace, Love, Health
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