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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common digestive disorder seen by physicians. It is estimated that 20% of adult Americans suffer from IBS and women appear to be twice as likely to suffer from IBS. Basically, the muscular contractions of the bowel (peristalsis) become irregular and interferes with proper movement of wastes and toxins. This results in gas and toxins being trapped in the colon. This intensifies the condition and can lead to other disorders such as arthritis and skin disorders.

Symptoms may include diarrhea, abdominal pains, bloating, anorexia, mucus in the stools and intolerance to certain foods. Since malnutrition may be a result, IBS patients may require as much as 35% more protein than normal and require larger amounts of trace minerals, electrolytes and vitamins.

Other systemic problems may be related to IBS such as candidiasis, colon cancer, malabsorption, parasites, and gallbladder disease, there are some basic things an IBS sufferer may do to alleviate the symptoms. Regardless of the diagnosis a life style change is imperative.

First, we recommend doing the Nutritional Detoxificaiton for Colon and Liver (see pamphlet) which is a superb blood purifier, Alpha Factor, Immuzyme®, George’s aloe vera juice (to seal up porous colon). Furthermore, one should take increased amounts of a good probiotic (like the Life Sources’ Probiotic formula) to rebuild intestinal flora, and, stay away from all sugar for at least 30 days until the worst is over.

A good psyllium seed fiber should be taken seperately from other supplements and a Free Form Amino Acid complex (like Forever Young) should be taken on an empty stomach.

Finally, a good multivitamin minus the B-12 with enzymes should be foremost due to the malabsorption caused by IBS.

While painful and annoying, IBS is not serious if attended to and corrected. Change in diet and exercise is important. Avoid soft drinks which kill enzymes and include plenty of fruits and vegetables plus whole grains like brown rice in your diet.