Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (as it's formally known) is a common health disorder which leads to abdominal cramping, changes
We've all heard it time and time again: Listen to your gut. What the hell does that mean? And why are we supposed to listen to our gut of all things? I think of my gut as where my poop comes out; why am I supposed to follow that part of my body?
Do you need help with IBS? You're not alone, around one in five people will experience IBS at some point in their lives. Hypnotherapy
People who suffer from IBS or other underlying gastrointestinal conditions will know that fructose can make things worse
IBS needs to be discussed openly, honestly and with no holds barred. It needs to be looked at in the wider context of what stressful lives and high sugar and processed diets are doing to the human body.
There is often more than one cause of an individual's IBS and these can vary from person to person. Many IBS sufferers also tend to have a range of symptoms that do not appear to come from the bowel, but can be related to other symptoms such as headaches, backache, insomnia, tiredness and muscle pain.
"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.
The sense of relief that sometimes accompanies an urgent trip to the toilet isn't just the gratitude of not having crapped
The number of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is remarkably high. Nutritionist therapist Petronella Ravenshear