How to Beat IBS…with Food

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a general term for a variety of inflammatory disorders of the intestinal tract. Normally, the muscular contractions of your digestive tract are coordinated and regular. IBS can disrupt this coordination and cause painful symptoms. The difficulty with IBS, besides pain and discomfort, is that it can cause havoc with your nutritional health.

IBS can be pretty serious. Scientists are unsure what causes the disease and how exactly to treat it. Sometimes medications are prescribed, but these treatments can cause prescription side effects. Now here’s some GOOD health news on the IBS front: a recent study has found that following a simple rotation diet could help to reduce painful symptoms.

Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center set out to investigate the role of food intolerance in IBS patients. They enrolled 20 people who had failed standard IBS medical therapies at a gastrointestinal clinic. The patients underwent food elimination diets based on the results of food- and mold-sensitivity tests. Probiotics were also introduced. Repeat testing was performed at six months. The research team followed up with the patients Continue reading