IBS Diet Part 2

 What do you regularly eat on your IBS Diet?

A Keen Eye on your diet when you’re suffering with or have been suffering with IBS is key to healing your body and your digestive system. And what goes into your body will have a huge effect on how your body feels and responds to the minerals and nutrients that you’ve eaten.

If you currently have or have had an IBS diagnosis what does that actually mean? Many people don’t actually know what it is and why it happens.  As many Doctors now are over worked and have too many patients and not enough time and many are underinformed on why specific conditions happen or what causes them in the first place and they don’t really have time to ask how You are. Well simply IBS is an irritated digestive system meaning that the food that is going into your mouth is causing you irritation as it’s digested. Somewhere along your digestive tract, which begins at your mouth, where you chew the food and ends at your large intestine where the digested food and waste come out. There are many contributing factors to this condition and the good news is that most anything is curable with the right guidance.

What is IBS diet

Firstly, what is an IBS Diet?

An IBS diet is a restrictive or elimination diet protocol where you start to exclude certain foods from your daily eating routine.

An example of an IBS diet is one that maybe excludes wheat or gluten. So a gluten free diet is an IBS diet. Many people have seen huge benefits by cutting out certain food groups or food types and hence restricting the type of foods that they eat each day. This does not need to be a drastic cut out everything as most people believe or try. Sometimes slowly reducing the types of foods that is in your daily diet will allow you time to adjust to the new regime. You can then find new substitutes or alternatives to replace the items that you are eliminating. Well not too often this can seem like a huge undertaking and a little overwhelming. Once or twice a day you could make little incremental changes. This gives you time and will slowly help you to make healthier lifestyle choices and make a huge difference to your overall health long term.

Low Fat IBS Diet?

A large trend from previous generations was to focus on removing fat from your diet. This was totally disregarding the fact that some fats are actually vitally important for normal functioning of your body. It was regularly touted that to eat fat means you get fat and this kind of sounds logical. However it’s not just as simple as all fat is bad. There are a variety of fats that are available to eat and some of these are absolutely necessary for a fully functioning immune system. A healthy digestive system and an optimal hormonal system. It is very very important to ensure that you have GOOD fats in your diet. Check out this video.

Omega 3 is one of these important and essential oils/ fats that everyone should have each day. This fat feeds your brain and nervous system and reduces inflammation in your body. These can come from a clean source of high-grade fish oils (Omega 3). Omega 3 is made up of DHA and EPA. DHA is essential for eye health and brain development and EPA reduces cellular inflammation.

Fats from animals that have been fed grass, like organic grass-fed cows produce excellent Ghee. This is an exception to the above dairy comments as the cows are less likely to have been mass farmed and grass fed organic cows are more likely to be healthy and not pumped full of antibiotics.

Note that if an animal has been reared and fed a diet of corn and grains, it’s fat and meat will contain high amounts of Omega 6 fat, which is good in small amounts, however bad in large amounts and this is the kind of fat that clogs your arteries if not cleansed or detoxified from your system.

A great article on EPA and DHA can be read here:

Sugar free IBS Diet

Eliminating sugar and simple carbohydrates from your new IBS diet is probably not something that you have come across or may have even considered. Sugar and carbohydrates  or specifically how your body reacts to them is key to your long term health and recovery. Sugar causes havoc in your body from the moment it enters into your mouth. If you’re unsure or would like a little proof regarding this dramatic change, Cut out refined sugar from your new IBS diet for one week and notice the difference it makes to your overall health. As a side note Sugar feeds Cancer. – Check out this simple and short 10 minute video.

Exercise and an IBS Diet.

How much exercise are you regularly doing? A little gentle exercise when you start or are on any kind of IBS diet is very important to your recovery. Specifically when you begin to cut out certain food groups from your Diet to improve IBS symptoms. Once you cut out the offending food group your body may need time to detoxify all the remnants of the irritant that you’ve been eating. Exercising whilst this is going on will allow the lymphatic system to begin to gently remove the toxins that have built up and your body can start to repair naturally. Breathing exercises are really really important to this process and will speed up the healing process. This is a really simple technique that can be done each day and only lasts 10 minutes.

A Feasting and Fasting IBS Diet. (AKA Intermittent fasting 16/8)

Intermittent fasting is incredible for your health and will have a huge impact on your symptoms. Combining the above information, eating an organic diet and only eating once a day or only eating during 6-8 hours of the day will re-set your immune system and kick your body into super healing mode. Your body will therefore start to heal really fast. – Please consult your doctor before starting any rigorous changes to your diet. -There is tonnes of information online regaridng the super benefits of Intermittent fasting and  here’s a collection of Joe Rogan interviews on intermittent fasting to give you a taste!

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In summary

If you’re suffering with any IBS diet related issues and you would like any further advice please get in touch here.

If this article has really spoken to you or you would like to share it with friends who are looking ways to change over to an IBS diet specifically tailored to you. Please share and/or feel free to contact me Below

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IBS Diet

IBS diet

IBS diet and what do you regularly eat.

A Keen Eye on your diet when you’re suffering with or have been suffering with IBS is key to healing your body and your digestive system. And what goes into your body will have a huge effect on how your body feels and responds to the minerals and nutrients that you’ve eaten.

If you currently have or have had an IBS diagnosis what does that actually mean? Many people don’t actually know what it is and why it happens.  As many Doctors now are over worked and have too many patients and not enough time and many are underinformed on why specific conditions happen or what causes them in the first place and they don’t really have time to ask how You are. Well simply IBS is an irritated digestive system meaning that the food that is going into your mouth is causing you irritation as it’s digested. Somewhere along your digestive tract, which begins at your mouth, where you chew the food and ends at your large intestine where the digested food and waste come out. There are many contributing factors to this condition and the good news is that most anything is curable with the right guidance.

What is IBS diet

Firstly, what is an IBS Diet?

An IBS diet is a restrictive or elimination diet protocol where you start to exclude certain foods from your daily eating routine.

An example of an IBS diet is one that maybe excludes wheat or gluten. So a gluten free diet is an IBS diet. Many people have seen huge benefits by cutting out certain food groups or food types and hence restricting the type of foods that they eat each day. This does not need to be a drastic cut out everything as most people believe or try. Sometimes slowly reducing the types of foods that is in your daily diet will allow you time to adjust to the new regime. You can then find new substitutes or alternatives to replace the items that you are eliminating. Well not too often this can seem like a huge undertaking and a little overwhelming. Once or twice a day you could make little incremental changes. This gives you time and will slowly help you to make healthier lifestyle choices and make a huge difference to your overall health long term.

Organic IBS Diet

An Organic IBS Diet

Moving onto an Organic IBS Diet will have a huge impact on how you digest food.

Pesticides are the modern day equivalent of drinking bleach. Pesticides and specifically Glyphosate will cause:

  • Neuro toxic effects
  • Nervous system problems
  • Reproductive and fertility issues.
  • Cause Leaky Gut
  • Can cause Cancer.

Recently the WHO provided evidence and warned of the issues with Pesticides used on our non-organic foods.

“Glyphosate’s use in UK farming has increased by 400% in the last 20 years.” Quote taken from Riverfords website link

Go Organic or at least move to a more organic diet for the sake of your Digestive system. You will notice the difference in your energy levels within days.

FODMAP IBS Diet

FODMAP IBS Diet

There is another IBS diet that seems to produce great results. From eliminating certain foods the FODMAP IBS diet is one where you temporarily exclude certain groups of foods from your daily eating routine. FODMAP stands for “fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols”. Try saying that with a mouth full of bread! To put this simply you can begin to eliminate dairy, eliminate foods high in sugars and fermentable carbohydrates. Essentially this is fructose and certain pulses and vegetables.

More information can be found on this website which has a great graphic on the FODMAP IBS Diet.

Gluten Free IBS diet

Gluten Free IBS Diet

If you have suffered with IBS for some time you have more than likely tried a gluten free IBS diet. You may have also noticed the fantastic improvements you experience very quickly. Many of the results from this Gluten free IBS diet are experienced due to cutting out the low quality Flour that is used in Bread. This long life and cheap bleached and starchy white and brown bread can be easily found on supermarket shelves. It is not necessarily the Wheat that most people are intolerant to. Most of my IBS clients are intolerant to and have had a long term exposure to glyphosate that is routinely sprayed over the fruit and veg that they regularly eat. Long term exposure to glyphosate will damage your healthy gut bacteria and as a minimum can cause an imbalance in your microbiome. Most people know that your Gut is your second brain. Glyphosate was designed to be a bug neuro-toxin and its long-term effects in humans have never really been explored. More recently data and information is starting to surface regarding how it’s linked to birth defects. There is a good chance that the recent incredible increase in gut related diseases is linked to glyphosate exposure in our food-chain.

Firstly cutting out gluten will allow your body time to begin to heal. You will then gently detoxify the glyphosate stored in your body. If you combine this IBS diet with the right combination of herbs and minerals. You will be glyphosate free in no-time.

Secondly have you tried changing the type of gluten or bread that you eat. Specifically removing white bread and breads that are highly processed will also allow you to begin to heal your gut. Kamut bread is an excellent alternative!

Dairy Free IBS Diet

What about a Dairy Free IBS Diets

As you may have discovered many people are intolerant to Dairy. This can even begin at a very early age and normally worsen after antibiotics. When the good gut flora has been cleared out by a course of strong bacteria killing pharmaceuticals you need to replenish these probiotics.

Many people believe that dairy intollerance is because of the lactose in milk. The truth is closer to the fact that the dairy industry as a whole has now become so huge and such a machine led process. Certain practices aren’t as cow friendly or as clean as they should be or as they were many many years ago. If you’re interested in understanding more about dairy here’s a short youtube video on Dairy. This is not really suitable for children.

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In summary

If you’re suffering with any IBS diet related issues and you would like any further advice please get in touch here.

If this article has really spoken to you or you would like to share it with friends who are looking ways to change over to an IBS diet specifically tailored to you. Please share and/or feel free to contact me Below

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Do you have IBS, maybe it’s Leaky Gut?



Leaky Gut, Do you have IBS, maybe Leaky Gut is the Cause?

Here are some simple ways to start to heal your LEAKY GUT…

So What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is a condition that is very rarely diagnosed by any western medical tests. Leaky Gut’s symptoms are far ranging and can affect several and many systems either separately or together.

If highly stressful environments and poor food choices and acidity are present in the body for long periods of time. Bacteria and pathogens can create tiny tears or perforations in the gut lining that can cause tiny part digested food particles and molecules to pass through into your bloodstream.

Another way that Leaky Gut affects you is through your own toxic waste. Leakage from parts of your bowel can pass into your blood stream causing serious temporary damage and autoimmune issues. What can then happen is other organs are now put under pressure to deal with and excrete these particles from the body safely. This then creates more work for the Liver, kidneys, Lungs and Heart and other organs also rapidly depleting your bodies vitamin and mineral levels. So the use of antibiotics, acidic and sugary foods, exposure to viruses, bacteria, parasites and general poor health can all lead to the conditions ideal for leaky gut to start to permeate.

ALL of the following symptoms can be caused by LEAKY GUT:

Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Adrenal Fatigue, Hashimotos, Hypothyroidism, Graves Disease, Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Constipation, Diarrhea, frequent colds, food sensitivities, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, headaches, Migraines.

So any single symptom from the above list or collection of these symptoms can be caused by your Leaky Gut.

More related and possible symptoms are Gluten Intolerance, Dairy Intolerance, CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Lupus, magnesium and iron deficiencies, IBD, Chrones or Colitis, IBS, bloating, gas and cramps.

Second Brain!

Your Gut is the CORE of your health and if it’s leaking into your bloodstream your health is suffering. Therefore a key indicator of the first stages of leaky gut in your small intestine/ upper intestine is multiple food sensitivities. This is where partially digested fat and protein particles pass into your bloodstream causing an allergic response. Sometimes this is a skin rash or outbreak and sometimes this allergic response is sneezing or sinus issues. Sometimes joint pain, your thyroid can also be affected meaning depleted energy levels, hair loss etc etc.

Are you Mineral Deficient?

One of the main side effects of leaky gut is that you can become depleted of vitamin b12, Iron, Zinc and minerals like Magnesium and Calcium.  Supplementation will help to bring your body back into balance and solving your leaky Gut can be a simple 4 step process.

What causes Leaky Gut?

Dairy

 

 

 

 

Lectins and Gluten – (wheat Soy, rice and spelt)

 

 

 

 

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)

 

 

 

 

Sugar

 

 

 

 

Chronic stress

 

 

 

 

HELP!

SO, What you can we do to heal your leaky gut?

If your symptoms are more severe or you would like to ask any more in-depth questions, call me and book an appointment for an initial consultation. Together we can ascertain and identify weaknesses and triggers then figure out what blood/ body type are you and start you on your journey to recovery.

I have a specific Leaky Gut healing plan which is a simple 4 step process.

  • Diet modification – Removing your triggers and allergens.
  • Detox – a cleansing regime specifically tailored to you and your symptoms.
  • Supplementation – A nutritional and vitamin program specifically designed to suit you and your symptoms.
  • De-stress – Easy ways to remove and deal with the stressors that cause you daily stress.

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