IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)-not the actual problem?
Have you been told you have IBS by your general practitioner? I was there, and it was HELLA frustrating because GPs diagnose you with this only when they actually have NO clue what’s going on (basically once they’ve ruled out that you don’t have celiac disease). Sad but true. This can be extremely frustrating when you're looking for answers and treatment to this inconvenient and often debilitating problem, which I should be clear, is NOT a ‘normal’ part of life.
Understanding the ROOT CAUSE of WHY your bowel is so irritated is the only way to find relief.
So I wanted to share with you what worked for me, and what common triggers (root causes) of irritable bowel are:
1. You have an underlying food SENSITIVITY. It is important to know there is a difference between a true allergy (IgE immune-mediated) vs a sensitivity IgG immune-mediated). Both cause inflammation and damage in the body, but a sensitivity IgG response is DELAYED vs. Immediate, such as in a true allergy or an anaphylaxis response.
For me, I removed gluten and it was LIFE CHANGING. See a Naturopathic doctor for a food sensitivity test, not a GP.
2. Imbalance of gut flora. You have an overgrowth of bad bacteria and yeast (Candida) and lack beneficial bacteria. This is a HUGE culprit. Excess bad bacteria worsen cramps, pain, diarrhea and bloating. Get yourself on a high quality probiotic, avoid antibiotics, BC pill and eat the rainbow! (No processed Sh*t)
3. STRESS. Don’t underestimate the impact of stress in relation to your gut. There are more nerve cells in your gut than almost anywhere else in the body. The gut is actually now referred to by scientists as “the second brain”. Try to meditate, exercise, or find lifestyle changes you can make to reduce stress in your life.
Work with a wellness professional such as myself to identify your symptomatology in relation to the possibility of a food sensitivity, imbalance in gut flora, and to identify the health of your adrenals. I also have an Ebook BIKINI BOD BEAT THE BLOAT - created entirely for you, Digestive Health suffers. Click HERE to learn more