Life Tested Strategies for Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Wairarapa based Medical Herbalist, Tracy Tutty talks about why she is passionate about helping people who have Irritable Bowel Syndromeread more
Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting Emergency Services. It’s important that you tell your doctor about your abdominal pain as it can be related to a wide variety of conditions. Common causes of abdominal pain includeread more
Given the relationship between stress and IBS, particularly constipation-predominant IBS; rose could be a helpful addition to your diet. If you are ok with dairy products, try some plain greek yogurt with a teaspoon of rosewater and 1/4 teaspoon of ground green cardamon as a delicious treat.read more
November is National Stress Awareness Month in the UK. Not only does stress affect our psychological well-being, it can also wreak havoc when you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We feel stressed whenever we decide something is a threat. This sets off a unique mind and body response which arms our muscles with oxygenated blood, clears our focus in the moment and prepares us to fight or flee. Unfortunately, when this stress response continues for a long period of time, it’s inflammatory nature can affect our health, particularly our digestive system.read more
The National Institute of Health Care and Excellence (NICE) provides guidance to the NHS in relation to best practice in patient care. In February 2008, NICE issued guidance to the NHS on treating adults who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These GP guidelines on IBS are due to be revised in March 2015.
NICE guidelines [CG61] You can access those guidelines here
The Greeks had a certain poetry to their descriptions when they named diarrhoea after it’s most famous property – that of flowing through.
Diarrhoea or Diarhea as it is sometimes spelt can be caused by a variety of things. This mindmap shares the most common causes.read more
The bowel or colon that’s affected in Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is the large intestine, although challenges in the small intestine such as Small Intestinal Baterial Overgorwth (SIBO) can aggravate IBS symptoms.read more
Researchers at Monash University have devised a low FODMAP diet which may help to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These foods have been chosen because they contain particular types of carbohydrate which are harder to breakdown and absorb in the small intestine, and they are more easily fermented in your gut.read more
What You Need to Know About IBS
I’ve created a mindmap that introduces you to the basics of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is what you need to know in order to start your healing journey or to help somebody who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
In this mindmap, we talk about: (1) what Irritable Bowel Syndrome is, (2) what the symptoms are, when you absolutely must visit your doctor; and (3) the 3 things that you can focus on right now to begin your healing journey
Here are my top go-to herbs when working with IBSread more