How To Treat IBS Naturally (Top 3 Tips!)

How To Treat IBS Naturally (Top 3 Tips!)

Hi there and welcome back to my channel, the
place to be when it comes to gut health and overall wellbeing. So before we dive into today’s video, make
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whenever I post a new video every Tuesday. So I wanted to focus on IBS, irritable bowel
syndrome this week because IBS is first of all, it is very common, it affects about one
in 10 adults worldwide. But the good news is that today it can be
very well managed with the right tools and strategies and that is amazing and also very
important because, and if you are listening right now, and tuning into this video, if
you have IBS, you know that it can cause a lot of anxiety and stress. It might mean you have to take time off from
work, cancel plans with friends and family because of unpredictable flare ups and so
on. And not everyone’s IBS show up in the same
way. So symptoms can vary from person to person
and also in terms of what kind of foods and so on that you can handle. Also differs from person to person. But there are a few things in general that
can be really amazing as good strategies for relieving IBS symptoms. And so these three are the ones that I wanted
to bring up today. So number one is psyllium. So psyllium is a dietary fiber and it’s really
amazing and it’s amazing for a lot of different reasons. But when it comes to IBS, it’s really great
because it works very well for both if you’re having diarrhea dominating IBS but also constipation,
dominating IBS. So it works in the way that it can harden
soft stool, but it can also soften hard stool when you’re having constipation. So really what it does, it helps to normalize
your, your stool. And since psyllium is a very concentrated
fiber it’s good to start slowly and especially if you’re having a sensitive gut. So if you’re having a sensitive gut, it can
be good to start with one teaspoon a day. And otherwise you can start with one tablespoon
and then you can just experiment and see what works for you. But maybe in the second or third week you
can go up to two tablespoons per day and you can mix it in your porridge, in your smoothie,
and your soup. But what’s also really important is that for
each tablespoon of psyllium, you also want to make sure that you get at least 150 milliliters
of water in your system. And number two is peppermint oil. And compared to a lot of other herbal supplements,
peppermint oil has been very well studied. And peppermint oil is an antispasmodic, so
it relieves muscle spasm, especially in the gut. So really what it does is that it helps to
relieve a tense intestine, which is very common with IBS. And with that said, it can also help to relieve,
tummy pain, bloating, gas and so on. And when it comes to how to consume it, it’s
best to take coated peppermint oil capsules. The coding makes sure that the oil gets into
the small intestine where it can really do, it’s, it’s magic. And in terms of recommended intake. So studies recommend one capsule up to three
times a day and 30 to 60 minutes before a meal or in general on an empty stomach. And there are a couple of brands that are
usually used in, in studies. So I will just leave them in the comment section
in the description if you’re interested in taking a peppermint oil capsule. And third and final thing is yoga. And yoga is really a practice of the mind,
body connection. And here, we’re also getting into the gut
brain connection and the strong relationship between the brain and the gut. And so yoga is in general a very good stress
management tool, which is also very beneficial for our gut. And yoga can really help with a distressed
gut in the sense that the breathing activates the rest and digest response. So it gets you into, again, a very relaxed
state of mind. But yoga is also a way to learn how to breathe
through discomfort, discomfort like tummy pain, bloating, excess gas and so on. So instead of answering to these symptoms
by getting stressed out or feeling anxious, you want to breathe, through them instead
because anxiety and stress will just trigger the symptoms even more. And finally, the flowing movements in yoga
also sends signals to your intestines to calm the stimulation of the gut muscles and nerves. And in 2018 there was a study done in Germany
where it was shown that yoga and a low FODMAP diet had this same positive impact on people
with IBS. So basically there were two groups. One group was practicing yoga for X amount
of weeks. One group was on the low FODMAP diet and at
the end of the study, both groups showed the same improvements in symptoms. So that also shows the positive effect that
yoga can have on, especially on IBS symptoms. And with that said, I will also share a short
and sweet yoga practice that I have with a focus on gut health and especially relieving
gut disorder symptoms. So I’m gonna leave that up here and also in
the description below. And with that said, thank you for joining
this video. And I would love to know if you maybe have
already tried some of these strategies and I would love to know how they’ve been, how
they worked out for you, or if you’re curious to try some of these out, let me know in the
comments below. So with that said, I will see you next week

13 thoughts on “How To Treat IBS Naturally (Top 3 Tips!)

  1. I have two friends who live with IBS and seem to manage the condition well, with occasional flair ups. I hadn't heard of peppermint being helpful for IBS and the benefits you mentioned. I always learn awesome tidbits about gut health from your channel. ❤

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