Diet For Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A diet for irritable bowel syndrome in mainstream is advised that you add fiber. Well, I can tell you from experience that many fibers actually make the IBS much worse rather than better. This conventional advice to constantly increase fiber only damages the gut lining further preventing the absorption of valuable nutrient.
A distended stomach as many of you know is one of the most uncomfortable ailments IBS sufferers face.
When we discuss the diet do keep in mind that each body carries its own biochemical individuality and what is right for your neighbor may not be right for you. We must think about food allergies, medications, extent of gut damage etc.
Yours will be trial and error but I have it down pretty well with the following recommendations.
As you can see, your diet for irritable bowel syndrome is very much a Phase I diet with a few exceptions. Only fermented dairy is allowed on your diet for irritable bowel syndrome.
The vegetables will be your most difficult food to consume and should not be the focus of your diet.
Bone Broth with 1 Tbs. coconut oil added sipped with every meal 3x a day. This will provide you additional minerals as well, heal the gut.
All vegetables should be cooked and very well. No raw vegetable will digest well with the IBS sufferer.
Eat 3 average meals daily as digestion allows. Do not graze as this does not allow your digestion time to relax.
Be sure to chew slowly and thoroughly as this allows he gastric juices to enter the stomach in an efficient manner.
I can't give you a formula on how to eat. As I said earlier, IBS is very individual and so many times the sufferer eats very little of the wrong foods and suffers malnutrition. Ones whole life can be affected by IBS.
Some suggestions I can give you though:
The following supplements are helpful in healing.
In closing, take your time in healing and understand that this might just be a 6 month project for you. The regeneration of the digestive tract happens every 6 days.
Even if you have no diagnosis but just do not feel "right" in your digestion, the above diet can be quite helpful for normalizing the digestion, thereby normalizing the bowels, a critical component of good health.
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