So lets be clear on what IBS is – it is inflammation of the intestinal tract. That inflammation gets more sore and more uncomfortable as the day goes on. Sometimes it can be triggered by gluten, sometimes periods of intense stress, but equally it can be triggered by sugars, or the chemicals used to substitute sugars. Sugar (and the chemicals used) are inflammatory foods. This means the process they go through for the body to metabolise them creates a small amount of inflammation in the system. This small amount on its own is not a problem. But if we are repeating behaviours day in day out that inflammation builds up in the system, and starts to cause initially IBS, but gradually more serious issues such as joint pain and poor sleep and after a while autoimmune conditions.
A recent study showed that many autoimmune sufferers also suffer with IBS. That is not to say your IBS will turn into an autoimmune condition, but it is the first sign of your body asking for help. Listen to it and act accordingly!
So these are my 5 tips for trying to reduce your IBS – you need to apply them for a good 21 days to really start seeing any benefits
My next mini reset starts on 1st March. Its 21 days of full accountability to increase water intake, cut out sugar and sweeteners and increase water intake. It gets great results with solving IBS, take a look in more detail HERE
Has been in the wellbeing industry for 18 years and is passionate about helping people understand how simple getting healthy really is.