IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Herbal colon formulas may be helpful in cleansing the intestinal tract, reducing inflammation and keeping the colon healthy. If interested, take a look at Quick Colon Formula # 1 and Quick Colon Formula #2.
- Vitamin C may help reduce inflammation and boost immunity response. We suggest a high quality whole food supplement, like VITAFORCE™ that is complete and made from whole foods.
- Organic Aloe Vera Juice is beneficial because it softens stools and has a healing effect on the digestive tract; drink a half a cup three times daily.
- Make sure to chew your food thoroughly; do not eat in a hurry.
- Flax Seed Oil contains omega 3 essential fatty acids which are necessary for the repair of the digestive tract.
- Drink plenty of distilled water and fresh juices.
- Peppermint has been shown to be extremely effective in reducing abdominal symptoms in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. (A key ingredient in Intestinal Formula #2) British Medical Journal,
October 6, 1979, p. 73
- Eat a diet consisting mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, garlic, kale, spinach and turnips. High fiber diets have been reported to be of definite benefit for those with bowel disorders. J. McDougall, M.D, "The McDougall Plan," (1983): pp49-50
Things to Avoid:
- Avoid all dairy foods, (especially milk, cream, butter, and cheeses), sodas, coffee, fried foods, ice cream, junk food, salt, caffeine, processed foods, sugar, refined flour. These foods are laced with chemicals, pesticides, and toxins as well as high levels of saturated fats which cause inflammation of the intestines as well as creating excess mucous which prevents the absorption of nutrients..
- Also avoid all other animal foods (meat, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, etc…) as these foods are extremely hard to digest and can cause more inflammation in the intestine. Avoid alcohol and tobacco as these irritate the lining of the intestine.
- Do not eat right before going to bed.
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