It can seem like there is NO rhyme or reason behind alternating constipation and diarrhoea (IBS-A).
It’s like a switch that goes from one state – to the other. From the outside, there is no real explanation.… Read more
You think (and are told) that your digestive system is all about diet and the organs/chemical reactions involved in breaking down and properly assimilating that food. That’s what you’ve been told.
But if that’s the whole story, why aren’t you getting relief?… Read more
With IBS, when you’ve got to go, there’s no waiting around. It’s now. Right now!
That’s the problem I used to have with IBS-C. I would be regularly constipated for days and days (even weeks) – and then suddenly I got that feeling.… Read more
Have you tried acupressure for your IBS symptoms? I thought these acupressure points for constipation and digestive issues could be useful to you. Although not everyone is necessarily sensitive to them, they are definitely worth trying out.… Read more
Did you know that constipation and magnesium levels can be related?
If you have IBS-C, this is useful to know. According to the NIH office of dietary supplements, “magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body.… Read more
If you have had diarrhea or constipation for a while, you have seen your doctor and are not finding that traditional treatment is doing the job for you, read on. I want to share something important with you about the potential cause of your symptoms if you suffer from IBS.… Read more
There is a part of ourselves we cannot see and therefore often overlook. It is called energy. Chinese medicine recognises the flow of energy in our bodies as being vital to balance and health.
Reiki is an alternative therapy, a means of unblocking and rebalancing that energy flow.… Read more
Exercise is an essential part of looking after our bodies.
So why don’t we do enough? Busy lives with work and family mean that we forget our bodies. Plus with IBS we are already tired, and the sheer effort of doing regular exercise can seem just too much.… Read more
The virtues of coconut oil have been talked about a great deal. So let’s see how this versatile oil may help relieve some common IBS symptoms such as constipation, Candida and reflux.
Is coconut oil good or bad for your health?… Read more
For many sufferers, IBS is linked not only to digestion but also to emotional or stress triggers. When stressed, magnesium is lost from the body in our urine. If you have problems digesting and absorbing magnesium, then you could find yourself with less magnesium than you need, causing you to feel particularly:
Maybe you also have muscle pain, leg cramps, insomnia, twitching eyelids
According to the NIH office of dietary supplements, “magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation”.… Read more