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"Irritable Bowel Syndrome" - what do we know?


Okay . . . so yesterday we spoke about the connection between the "vagus" nerve and "irritable bowel syndrome".


Well today . . . let's dig a little deeper


First question . . . what exactly is "IBS" and why can it be sooooooo debilitating???


Well . . . "irritable bowel syndrome" is a "common" disorder that affects the large intestine . . . with symptoms being . . . food intolerances, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, cramping, abdominal pain, mucus in stool, bloating, gas and diarrhea or constipation . . . with some times both.


And science states . . . this is a "chronic condition" that "isn't" life-threatening . . . has "NO" known cure . . . and will have to be managed long term.


They state that certain foods, medications, infections, stress and a "change" in bacteria in the bowel . . . definitely has a lot to do with this condition.


They also state . . . IBS is a painful condition associated with significant "psychological distress" and "psychiatric comorbidities" . . . which can be triggered by high levels of anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts . . . with this all impacting the "quality of life".

Okay . . . now the first thing that upsets me in their statements is this . . . the fact that IBS is called a "COMMON" disorder.


This is "NOT" right people!!!!


"NO" illness should be a "COMMON" disorder . . .


So let's break it down to better understand . . .


Science says there are 4 different kinds of "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" . . .


IBS - with "constipation" (IBS-C) . . . which is poop that's "hard" and "lumpy"

IBS - with "diarrhea" (IBS-D) . . . is poop too "loose" and "watery".

IBS - with a mixed bowel movement (IBS-M) . . . is when you have both constipation and diarrhea on the "same" day.


And finally . . . IBS-U . . . which is "undefined subtype" . . . meaning all these symptoms can vary. (In other words . . . no one has a clue)


Okay . . . so when does this illness usually start???


Well . . . that would be between 20 and 30 years of age. And women are twice as likely as men to have IBS.


And what are the most "common" trigger foods???


Well . . . that would be . . . breads and cereals made with "refined grains" ( not whole), processed foods like chips and cookies, a high protein diet, dairy products especially "cheese" and one of the biggest factors is . . . "carbonated drinks", "COFFEE" and "ALCOHOL".


But . . . those are just "trigger" foods . . . and "not" the cause.


So the question still remains . . . what causes IBS and how do we "fix" it???


Well . . . the answer to that would be . . . correcting the body's "ecosystem" . . .


And correcting the ratio of "good" to "bad" bacteria in the intestines.


So tomorrow, we'll continue this discussion of how to help eliminate IBS.


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