Did you know the way you think about IBS could be all wrong?

If you’re miserably bloated, constipated, and cramping, you need help, it won’t come from over-the-counter drugs. So what’s happening? Numerous culprits contribute to IBS, says Dr. Mark Hyman.

Something is triggering food allergies, and aggravating the enteric nervous system in your belly, also known as the second brain.

So what can you do to find relief? You must deal with food allergies, and an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, and learn how to treat them.

First, recognize the really important role of food allergies and sensitivities, when it comes to IBS. These can cause terrible symptoms. The most common food sensitivities are gluten and dairy, which Dr. Hyman says “can irritate and inflame your gut.”

Second, it’s important understand that your gut microbial ecosystem must stay healthy for you to be healthy. When you experience imbalance, it’s like a sewer in there, and you quickly get sick. Imbalances in your system aggravate IBS and may lead to leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or yeast overgrowth.

To turn things around, you’ll need to embark on a very simple anti-inflammatory diet, and do the following:

  1. Eat organic protein. This will help you to avoid  blood sugar spikes.
  2. Eat high-fiber foods.
  3. Eat healthy fats and eliminate all hydrogenated fat.
  4. Eat at least 8 to 10 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables daily.
  5. Avoid all processed junk food, including soda and juice.
  6. Add in the good stuff for gut repair.You need zinc, vitamin A, omega-3 fats (fish oil), and evening primrose oil . Quercetin and turmeric help reduce inflammation and heal a leaky gut.
  7. Reduce stress. Try meditation, deep breathing, and yoga.
  8. Avoid sleep deprivation. It makes you fat and leads to a whole host of health problems.
  9. Exercise regularly. Just 30 minutes daily makes a difference.
  10. Repopulate your digestive tract with good bacteria. Probiotics and fermented foods are best.

Read the full article here:10 Strategies to Eliminate IBS and Create Good Gut Health