One of the invisible life changing conditions that most people don’t think about is Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. This article looks at some of the natural solutions for dealing with IBS. Make sure and click on the included links.
How To Treat IBS Naturally
What is IBS
Before we discuss treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS we should discuss what IBS is. IBS is a common condition that impacts the large intestine. This disorder impacts the lives of 25 to 45 million people in the US annually. This doesn’t include the loved ones of those who suffer. This is a large number of people who suffer often needlessly. In the event that you aren’t aware here are the symptoms of IBS that are most commonly experienced:
Mucus In Stool
This is a chronic condition that will require long term management. Many times you can treat IBS without the help of a physician or drugs. Still you should seek out professional help if after using the items that we suggest below you don’t find relief.
Treating IBS Symptoms Naturally
Here are some natural treatments for IBS:
Suggestion #1. Carrots
Carrots contain high amounts of pectin, which has been shown to help prevent symptoms of IBS. Here is a way to take advantage of the benefits of carrots.
Take several fresh raw carrots and place them in a juicer. Take the resulting juice and add a few drops of lemon juice along with some local natural honey. Drink three to four times daily.
You can also use cooked carrots. Puree some carrots, salt to taste and add them to your meals.
Suggestion #2. Yogurt
Making sure that your digestive system is properly “tuned” is important. Yogurt is filled with bacteria that can help make that happen. The good bacteria contained in yogurt offers a layer of additional protection for your intestines. This bacteria also generates lactic acid which helps to flush toxins out of your body.
Eating a cup of yogurt daily will do the trick. You can mix it with fresh fruit or local honey. It works best of you eat yogurt 30 minutes after your meal.
Suggestion #3. Flaxseed
Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber that you can find. It offers additional benefits like Omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed is also easy to consume. Simply add 1 tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil to a cup of warm water. Some people also mix in tablespoon of local honey to help the taste. Twice a day will do the trick.
Suggestion #4. Peppermint
Peppermint can work very well but you must avoid taking too much. Excess peppermint can cause heart issues, loss of appetite, problems with your nervous system and nausea. Here are some easy steps to use peppermint to treat IBS.
Add two or three drops of peppermint oil to a fourth a cup of warm water. Drink three to four times daily.
Take a teaspoon of dried peppermint and add to one cup of boiling water. Allow to steep for ten minutes and then drink.
Suggestion #5. Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds can work very quickly to relieve your symptoms of IBS. Just add between one half and one whole tablespoon of fennel seeds to one cup of boiling water, allow to steep for 10 minutes and you are ready to go.
Suggestion #6. Ginger
Ginger is one of the more popular as well as effective treatments for IBS. It helps reduce gas, bloating along with reducing inflammation in your intestines. Here is an easy way to take advantage of ginger.
Add one half a teaspoon of fresh ginger, grate first, to a cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes then add some local honey to taste.
Be aware that if you have high blood pressure ginger could worsen your blood pressure problem.
Suggestion #7. Chamomile
Chamomile has antispasmodic properties and can offer instant relief from IBS.
Add two or three teaspoons of dried chamomile to one cup of boiling water, steep for 15 minutes and add some lemon juice to taste.
We hope that you find these suggestions for treating IBS helpful. Please email us with questions or success stories.