This is part two of my Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) article series. If you haven’t read part 1, please do so before you continue. Or at least, make sure you do so after reading this second part.
With that said, today I’m going to reveal proven methods of fixing IBS forever. The people who have followed this “blueprint” have gotten long-term results.
And this is based on personal experience with friends and family, in addition to clients.
As stated in part one, there is no permanent “cure” for it – as there isn’t for most health problems.
However, what you’ll discover today will allow the IBS symptoms to be minimized to the point that you basically won’t be dealing with them anymore.
Inflammation is The ROOT Cause
Before I start, I want to let you know that the underlying problem with IBS or other “gut” issues or stomach problems is inflammation!
In fact, inflammation is the root cause of many health problems.
The good news is that it’s very manageable and FIXABLE… and I’ll give you more details about how to reduce inflammation at the end of this article.
How To Fix SIBO
As discussed in part one, up to 80% of IBS issues are related to SIBO, which stands for “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth”.
If you have this, you would first take an antibiotic, such as Xifaxan.
Unfortunately, antibiotics will kill off ALL bacteria, including the good ones and this can cause fungus and yeast growth.
So, you’d then need to take an antifungal drug, such as Sporanox.
How To Fix IBS – With Supplements
At this point, now we need to replace what’s missing or imbalanced. Thus, we need to first fix the bacterial issue.
This means taking BOTH prebiotics and probiotics.
I would then suggest taking MCT oil, more specifically – Caprylic Acid C8, not C10. All you need is maybe 1 teaspoon, 2-3x daily.
Taking digestive enzymes with meals is also a good idea.
And in between meals, you can also take L-Glutamine. I would take the powder to save money, about ½ teaspoon, 2-3x daily. Just put it in water. It has no taste. It also turns OFF your appetite, so that’s another side benefit.
How To Fix IBS – With Food
Avoid Dairy: I’ve said it before, milk is for babies and cow milk is for baby cows. Dairy is problematic for almost everyone.
Alternative: Instead, have rice or almond milk.
Remove Sugar: try to eliminate all sugars in your diet, this also means “syrups”. Read labels. This also includes alcohol, juices, and even fruit.
Alternative: If you want to sweeten your food, have Stevia. As far as fruit, limit it to citrus (lemons, limes) and berries.
Avoid Vegetables: Yes, many vegetables don’t do well with people. Especially cruciferous ones such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and even sauerkraut, which have lots of healthy probiotics.
Alternative: Celery, spinach, yams, and sweet potatoes are good. IF you do eat vegetables, better to steam them.
Avoid Legumes: Most people do NOT do well with legumes, especially when it’s not made properly because they contain indigestible saccharides. It’s a shame because they have lots of benefits – fiber, no sugar, protein, etc.
Alternative: IF you do want to have small amounts of legumes, stick to lentils. And make sure they are soaked for one day or made in a pressure cooker.
Avoid Gluten & Lectins: Gluten is a major issue for those who have IBS. And Lectins, which are found in many vegetables, also have the same problem. So, it’s best to avoid them.
Alternative: Make sure the carbs you eat, are gluten-free. For example, if buying oats, select the gluten-free ones.
Avoid Omega 6 Fats: These inflammatory fats, which are typically vegetable and seed oils, such as soybean, corn, sunflower, and safflower being the most popular ones. Again, read the labels.
Alternative: You need to have anti-inflammatory fats, such as omega 3’s and fish oil. Better to have almonds, flaxseeds, olives, avocados, and so forth.
CARBS: For the most part, carbs and sugars can be problematic, because they cause inflammation. The best carbs I think are yams and white rice. Small amounts of quinoa are fine. Berries are okay too.
FATS: Higher amounts of healthy fats should also be your goal and less Omega 6 fats.
PROTEINS: Lower amounts of protein, about 25% or less of your total calories should be your goal. The best protein sources would be grass-fed bison and beef, pasture-raised whole eggs, wild-caught salmon, and vegetable proteins such as Non-GMO, and organic rice protein.
Yes, I know this sounds very limiting, but you’ll feel and look so much better and I think that’s well worth it.
You’ll heal your gut and have less inflammation. Then later, you can have small amounts of other foods without any negative issues.
Again, all of this is to reduce inflammation and thus, NOT “irritate” or “inflame” your bowel.
I’ve also got a multi-part email series I’m working on, that will give you simple solutions for supporting healthy inflammation.
Of course, this means fewer IBS issues. However, it also means:
- less pain
- better skin and hair
- healthier gut and brain
- decrease in disease
- improved longevity
And many more health benefits.