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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common occurrence in our day. But the cause of IBS is multifactorial, and no pill can magically treat it. Irritable bowel indeed can be caused by food sensitivities and therefore an elimination diet can prove to be beneficial in many instances. However, IBS can also be due to an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut, which flourish due to immune system suppression and poor dietary choices (chemicals, additives, preservatives all can cause IBS symptoms). It also may be neurological- due to viruses and toxins that inflame nerves that promote motility and peristalsis of the bowel. When these nerves are inflamed, one can literally feel that their bowel is paralyzed for a time, with severe pain and bloating, followed by diarrhea. Additionally, eating a lot of roughage can irritate the already sensitive nerve endings in the bowel making it impossible for one to enjoy foods they once loved. The wonderful news is- you CAN heal from IBS! It takes time and proper tools to help your body heal, but you can be free of the pain and isolation IBS and IBD causes.