How to Minimize IBS
Ask anyone with irritable bowel syndrome and they’ll tell you it’s more than an inconvenience. IBS is a disorder of the gastrointestinal system that causes pain and discomfort. In extreme cases, IBS can ruin careers and strain relationships. In some people, the gut is truly evil.
IBS is more than just a stomach that won’t sit. Irritable bowel syndrome is a collection of symptoms that relate to the GI tract, including:
- abdominal pain
Fortunately, while it may seem like IBS is inevitable in those it affects, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are steps you can take to minimize IBS and the impact it has on your life. And at the forefront? Digestive Science IBS Relief System, scientifically formulated to soothe an angry GI system.
That’s good news for people with IBS, who can attest that relief from IBS can be hard to find! More on that to come. First, let’s review how to minimize IBS, and where IBS Relief System figures in the framework of an effective strategy to treat IBS.
IBS Trigger Foods
IBS is a highly individual disorder, and what triggers problems in one patient may have no effect on another. Having said that, some foods are notorious for causing IBS symptoms, and if any foods are going to cause problems, it’s these guys:
Dairy products – Dairy is an important source of calcium and vital nutrients, but for people who are lactose intolerant, they’re a first class ticket to cramping and diarrhea. Lactose is a sugar found in most dairy products, by the way, and people who are lactose intolerant can’t digest it.
- What to avoid: milk, cheese, ice cream
- Try these instead: soy milk, almond milk, goat cheese
Whole grains – Another irony of nutrition, the benefits of fiber are far-reaching and well-known, but some forms of insoluble fiber can trigger symptoms in IBS patients and for people with Celiac’s disease.
- What to avoid: wheat, rye, barley
- Try these instead: rice (basmati or brown), millet, quinoa, amaranth
- What to avoid: melons (watermelon and canteloupe), citrus fruits
- Try these instead: cooked or canned fruits, or experiment with different raw fruits (apples might be safer)
Drinks – America’s love affair with the soft drink doesn’t sit well in people with IBS, especially if you’re prone to bloating and gas.
- What to avoid: coffee and caffeinated drinks, alcoholic drinks (especially red wine), diet sodas
- Try this instead: kefir, an ancient fermented milk drink that’s low in lactose, and like yogurt, may ease symptoms of IBS
About Digestive Science IBS Relief System
Any strategy to treat IBS should incorporate Digestive Science IBS Relief System, as it’s a comprehensive and natural relief therapy with the latest in digestive research.
Remember that symptoms of IBS can be highly unique and with degrees of severity. IBS Relief System is formulated to treat the causes of IBS rather than just symptom reduction, and brings relief to a broad range of IBS patients, from mild cases to the most extreme.
IBS Relief System includes the ColoBalance IBS Support for pain relief, Maximum Digestion Probiotic to reduce harmful bacteria like salmonella, and a Daily Digestion Support fiber and nutrient supplement with the superfood chia.
The first step brings instant relief. The latter two treat the causes of IBS, for ongoing, lasting relief.
Digestive Science IBS Relief System brings peace to patients with irritable bowel syndrome. And combined with the tips outlined in this article, makes life substantially more enjoyable to those with IBS!