An Update On Sues Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There's a strong mind-body connection with this condition, so stress can bring on the cramping and abdominal pain associated with the disorder, but symptoms can worsen when you eat certain foods, such as fatty and spicy foods, coffee and alcohol. Be aware of IBS triggers "IBS can often develop when a person has some kind of stress, change in environment or pressure-type situations when their symptoms will really come to light," Dr. Maitreyi Raman told the Canadian Press (CP). Dr. Raman, a gastroenterologist and physician nutritionist specialist at the University of Calgary in Canada, is the medical director of the Southern Alberta Nutrition Support Services, where she and her colleagues have developed a "Foodmap" a special diet plan that includes lists of foods that are known to aggravate IBS, along with foods they consider to be safe alternatives. Perhaps surprisingly, foods like some fruits and vegetables and milk aren't always "good for you." "While that is true for the majority of the population it is not necessarily true for people with IBS," Dr. Raman told CP. New food guide can help IBS On the basis of research and the Foodmap development with her team, Dr. Raman has written a book, The Complete IBS Health & Diet Guide, to help spread awareness about IBS and make it easier for people to make better food choices to manage IBS symptoms. The book also includes recipes and information on nutritional supplements. Foods to avoid with IBS Restricted foods include apples, fruit juices, broccoli, onions, honey and corn syrup, and cow's milk. Alternative foods include bananas, berries, oranges, tomatoes, small amounts of wheat products, maple syrup, almond milk, lactose-free milk and soy milk, the CP reported. Herbal solution to reduce IBS pain Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that peppermint works to alleviate pain, the Times of India reported. Studies at the school's Nerve-Gut Research Lab show that the herb activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon, soothing inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract. Peppermint has been used by naturopaths to treat pain and indigestion, and now a new mainstream clinical treatment may be developed for IBS. Probiotics for IBS symptom relief We have good bacteria and bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract. home site

One suggestion was to try Greek yogurt. Since I already take probiotics everyday I wasnt sure it would be beneficial. I also eat a small carton of Activia or Yoplait yogurt each day but decided to find Greek yogurt when it was suggested as I had also run across a reference to it in my reading. I found Greek yogurt at the health food store and at our largest supermarket. Its a strange product in that it is actually more like sour cream than yogurt. I ate several tablespoons of it throughout the day and found relief from my constant cramping. When you have IBS or Crohns or colitis , you eat to stay alive. You dont get to eat for pleasure that often, unfortunately. Greek yogurt has helped me. Its strange to eat so I tried to incorporate it with other foods. You cant cook with those acidophilus items because you will kill the good bacteria for which youre eating it. agree with