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Improve Your Symptoms of IBS in 6 Simple Steps

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by a massive variety of chronic digestive ailments, including bloating, excessive gas, stomach, back, and groin pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and more. Technically a diagnosis of exclusion, those who suffer from it are often also depressed, because no real diagnosis, means no real cure.

Making radical life style changes can help big time, and although it may seem impossible, it’s not. And once you feel great for the first time in years, you’ll have no problem wanting to continue along the path to good digestive health.

There are many things one can do to improve the symptoms of IBS, including the following:

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Consume only foods that are simple for your body to digest.

What does this mean, exactly? It means literally eat foods that your digestive system can process without much effort. Nothing heavy, and nothing that your body will naturally want to fight; you have to get rid of the common triggers. Here’s a list of common offenders to stay away from:

  • Dairy
  • Breads
  • Red meat
  • Processed foods
  • Heavy sugar
  • Caffeine and alcohol

Eat plenty of fibre, but make sure you do it properly.

Replacing dead and non-nutritive foods with ones that contribute to healing your gut is important. For many people who suffer with IBS, constipation is a real issue. To combat constipation, you have to be eating enough fibre-rich foods, but you also have to drink enough water so that the fibre can move along properly, to do its job.

Here are a few foods that are high in fibre:

  • Beans (black, navy, pinto, garbanzo (chickpeas) and kidney beans)
  • Legumes (peas, green beans)
  • Fruits (apples, pears, berries, watermelon, plums, peaches)
  • Vegetables (leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, artichokes)
  • Roots (sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, and other tubers)
  • Whole grains (quinoa, oats, couscous, millet, and sprouted wheat)
  • NutraCleanse™ (add 1/3 cup daily to smoothies and/or oatmeal)
  • Dried fruit (figs, dates raisins, and prunes)

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Stay very hydrated.

This is so important, because water helps to break down the foods you eat. It keeps your whole body moving the way it was designed. If you allow yourself to become dehydrated, you limit what your body can do for you.

Manage your stress.

This is massively important for people suffering with IBS. There is a well-known brain-gut connection, and when you’re stressed out, your digestive system responds to that. By staying relatively stress-free, you can manage your gut flare-ups. Here are some ways to help manage stress:

  • Meditate
  • Breathe consciously
  • Do yoga
  • Know your limitations when it comes to work and family
  • Get help when you need it
  • Exercise

Walking and running

Exercise daily.

The last point in the stress category gets its own little section, here. Exercise not only helps to manage stress; it also helps to keep the stomach toned and the digestive system moving. By literally moving your abdominal muscles, you help your digestive system work better.

So get moving!

Take probiotics and digestive enzymes, and eat fermented foods.

This last point is really all about maintenance. One of the known contributors to IBS is deleted digestive enzymes. Your enzymes can be low because of a variety of factors, including diet, stress, and other lifestyle issues, such as alcohol abuse and chronic illness.

So let’s get them back!

You can purchase probiotics (friendly bacteria) and digestive enzymes at your local health foods store, or grocery store pharmacy.

As for the fermented food, it contains natural digestive enzymes, too. The following foods are great for digestive health, and for those with IBS:

  • Kombucha
  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickled vegetables (different than conventional pickles)
  • Miso

By following the six steps above, you will learn how to maintain a happy, healthy gut. You don’t need to suffer with IBS; you just have to learn how to manage it properly. Want to read more? We have the book for you, and you can order it HERE:

Happy Healthy Gut

Is Dandelion Root Anti-Cancer?

We know that the ingredients we put into NutraCleanse™ is good stuff, but as it turns out, it’s really good stuff. Composed of flax seed, burdock root powder, fenugreek seed powder, psyllium husk, and dandelion root powder, our product has been praised by many for being comprised of ingredients that treat a variety of ailments, such as constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Now, it looks like one of the ingredients might be a cancer-killer.

The Research

Dr. Siyaram Pandey is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Windsor, and in February 2015, CBC News reported that he was the principle research investigator in a clinical study that observed whether dandelion extract could kill such cancers as leukemia and lymphoma in humans.[i]

According to researchers at the Winsor Regional Cancer Centre, tests “showed that dandelion tea, containing dandelion root extract, killed cancer cells in a lab.”[ii]

The idea for this study was born years earlier, when, in Windsor, a terminally ill leukemia patient began to treat herself with dandelion root and had incredible success. Global News reported in 2012 that the patient was 3 years in remission and on a “steady diet of dandelion tea.”[iii]

The Suggestion

We’re not saying our product kills cancer, but we are saying that the ingredients that our product is created with are stellar for good health and overall maintenance. While other products may have a list of 40 ingredients, our product has only 5, including dandelion root.

Unwanted weed? Not anymore.

The References:

[i] http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/30-patients-to-test-dandelion-s-cancer-killing-potential-1.2959815

[ii] http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/30-patients-to-test-dandelion-s-cancer-killing-potential-1.2959815

[iii] http://globalnews.ca/news/212574/can-dandelions-kill-cancer/