IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
IBS is a disorder of gut-brain interaction.
The problem is “not all in your head”! And stress is not the only reason why you have IBS!
As a Functional Medicine practitioner we always start with food and lifestyle.What is the best food for you? Should you remain on a restricted diet forever?
Do supplements help? If yes, which ones are right for you?
What type of mind-body interventions will help you?
These are some of the questions I answer in the posts below.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of gut-brain interaction, which produces symptoms of abdominal pain and change in bowel habits in the absence of organic disease.
What are the Mind-Body Interventions?
The National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, USA defines mind-body interventions as those practices that “employ a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind’s capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms”.
Mind-body interventions utilize the mind’s capacity to affect the body and its physiological responses. They thereby influence health. The response to stress (the “fight or flight” reaction) may be automatic, but recovery toward relaxed parameters (“the relaxation response”) can be learned through self-regulation and the regular use of mind-body interventions.Mind-Body Interventions
(This was posted on my previous website in May 2018. Updated October 2019)
All types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are not autoimmune, but some are. The question is , will knowing about autoimmune IBS change your treatment? What role does gut infection have on IBS?[Read more…]