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IBS, Irritable Bowel effects thousands. Understanding the cause, what aggravates, causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome, how to nutritionally support.


(or How to Soothe the Savage Bowel)

Does your stomach sound like a percolator soon after every meal? Do you often have problems with chronic diarrhea, constipation or both? How about pain, gas, cramps or bloating perhaps accompanied by secretion of mucus or blood in the stool?

If so, you may be suffering from one of the most common ailments involving the colon called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

When people suffer from chronic bowel problems, especially when they see blood in the feces (which could, but doesn't always indicate bowel cancer), they usually go to a doctor to get a Sigmoidoscopy (which is basically a hose that has a tiny camera on the end which is inserted into the rectum up the intestinal canal. {not a way I would want to spend an afternoon}).

When the doctors are unable to determine a structural condition responsible for the symptoms, it is usually classified as IBS which is a catch all phrase that entails conditions known as colitis or spastic bowel as well.

IBS is labeled a functional condition because the bowel appears to be physically healthy. Despite the fact that there is no physical abnormality of the bowel, it often has violent or irregular and uncoordinated contractions and spasms.

There are many theories on what causes IBS. Most people believe that it is a nervous condition because an attack often appears to be triggered by stress, but the fact is, no one knows for sure.

There are many factors which contribute to proper bowel function. The health of the Medulla Oblongata, combined with nerve stimulus, mucous lining, hormones and electrical activity. It may be wise to explore all of these links to decide which may cause your personal condition.

If it is caused by the medulla, exploring other symptoms of a weakened medulla may be helpful. Problems with swallowing, hiccuping, drooling, shallow breathing or irregular heart beat can all point to a weakened medulla. The two main herbs used to nourish the medulla are mullein and lady's slipper.

Nerve stimulus would be probably one of the two most common origins of IBS.   Symptoms of this could include:  stress, difficulty in falling asleep, inability to tolerate noise and commotion, not dreaming nightly or if you notice that stress triggers your condition.

You may want to take either Nerve Control (formally RE-X), Chinese Stress Relief (formally STR-C) or Stress J (formally STR-J)  along with Spirulina to help soothe and strengthen the health of the nervous system.

The health of the mucous membrane which lines the whole digestive track is dependent on the organic sodium levels within the body.

Tannic acid from coffee, tea, chocolate and most sodas destroys this mucous lining.  As does other acids.  While slippery elm, combinations such as Intestinal Soothe & Build (Formally UC3J), CLT-X and Chinese Spleen Activator (formally UC-C) all helps restore its health.

Symptoms that may indicate a thin lining would be acid reflux or if food or pills get lodged in the esophagus (food tube going from mouth to stomach).

I was unable to find satisfactory information on a hormonal connection.

The last cause of IBS is a lack of electrical activity. Unless someone has brain, spine or nerve damage the only other major contributor to poor electrical activity would be a mineral imbalance. Because minerals have their own electrical charge, they are needed by the nervous system to keep the momentum of the impulses going.

It is amazing to realize that most people are totally unaware of how the bowel should function. I, personally, had no idea until I started studying natural health. Doctors are usually also in the dark when it comes to bowel health and even bowel movements.

When I had ulcers in my bowels the specialist told me that the only way to heal them was to do a temporary colostomy (where you eliminate through an opening made in the stomach into a bag). When I told this specialist that I was having bowel movements only once every week to 10 days, he patted my hand and said "Honey, that has nothing to do with it."

I would consider that uninformed!!!

Basic Bowel Facts

Keeping the bowel healthy is also important, common sense tells us that. Fiber needs to be present for the muscles of the bowels to push against. Good sources of fiber are fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, bananas, cabbage, beans, Psyllium and wild rice.

Chewing food should encourage the body to prepare for deification (elimination of feces). You should get an urge to move your bowels approx. 30 to 60 minutes after a meal. The food you eliminate should be from 18 to 24 hours previous. To test transit time, I usually suggest that someone eat whole corn and then time its elimination.

Some Natural Health Practitioners say that "death begins in the colon". The colon is something that can not be replaced artificially.   As a matter of fact bowel transplants are not readily offered to those who need a colostomy.

Doctors are not taught to understand or respect the natural ability and process of the human body; therefore, they don't work with the body or try to support the body's function.

Dietary Connection

Many people report that foods and chemicals aggravate their condition. The worst offenders seem to be: Fried foods, Fats, Dairy products  (including milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream), spicy foods, seeds, nuts, sugar, chocolate, caffeine, red meats, coffee, soft drinks, citrus, corn and alcohol.

It has also been proven that medication, especially anti-inflammatories, steroids, ibuprofen and aspirin may trigger IBS.

IBS effects 10 to 15% of all adults. Although not considered a disease, people that have Irritable Bowel Syndrome have conveyed to me that it can be quite disruptive. As a matter of fact, it can be close to debilitating for some.

The good news is that there are countless people who, after nourishing and cleansing their systems, are now members of the silent bowel majority. It takes a lot of trial and error, but I am told it is very much worth it.

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***When working with natural health it is beneficial that you have an understanding of the signs of a healing body. ***