Do You Suffer With IBS or Regular Gut Bloating?


IBS is a symptom rather than an actual disease and affects 6-20% of people in the UK. It is the name given to a group of gut related issues developed from a multitude of factors. If you don’t suffer with IBS, then you may experience IBS-type symptoms on occasion because gut related disorders are becoming increasingly common.

Environmental factors are the biggest cause, such as diet, stress, antibiotic use, infections, along with usually several food sensitivities, as can be seen in this study. The result of which usually causes gut dysbiosis (imbalance of friendly bacteria in the gut), hormonal imbalances and inflammatory responses.

The good news is that most of the time changing your diet and taking a few further steps can make a large impact on your digestive tract. You may need to take food sensitivity testing to discover which are your trigger foods creating gut distress, but here are some common foods and drinks to review and try.

  • Probiotics with Saccharomyces Boulardii and Bacillus Coagulans have both been shown to support symptoms, here and here
  • Essential oils such as Peppermint, Fennel and Turmeric are also shown to be very helpful for IBS, shown here and here

The important takeaway is not to ignore your symptoms or be at the mercy of IBS.

If you think you need some further support with your digestive complaints, you can also book an appointment with me through my website for a full background history and further testing, see here for more details.

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