Diet and Nutrition Fitness and Health

Nutrition Care Improves IBS Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), just like any other medical condition that affects the gut, can be devasting to a persons lifestyle. Living in fear of incontinence and the social dilema faced by those who suffer from IBS tops the list over the physcial symptoms: abdominal bloating and pain, gas, diarrhea and constipation.
There are ways to help manage IBS and getting expert help is key. Sharon Palmer is a registered dietian who has written an article entitled “Soothing the Symptoms of IBS With Diet Therapy”, that can help give you the right start, http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/060109p34.shtml .
My suggestion for treatment would start with diet and supplementation with a probiotic.
1. Diet, as outlined in the link above see also the exciting new research below.* it may also be wise to consider avoiding foods that cause yeast growth, http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/candida_foods1.htm and if you think you are interested in taking a quiz and finding out more information, http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/candidadiet.htm
2. Probiotic, also called “good” bacteria can help stunt the growth of “bad” bacteria and improve digestive function and the immune system.
*A “Very Low Carb Diet Can Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome”, not such an outrageous statement if you read the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Here is a more consumer friendly version, http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/Modern+Medicine+Now/Very-Low-Carb-Diet-Can-Treat-Irritable-Bowel-Syndr/ArticleNewsFeed/Article/detail/606558?contextCategoryId=40141

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