The Truth About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Infographic)

You don’t have to live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Telling yourself the topic is embarrassing, that what you’re going through is just a normal part of your day or that there’s nothing you can do about it are all statements you can stop telling yourself. The fact is, you may be one of many Americans — 15 percent of us to be exact — that suffer from IBS. Read below to find out exactly who has IBS and how you can find relief.

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Magdalena J.
Past Member 1 years ago

Thank you!

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.2 years ago

Good information. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie S.
Past Member 2 years ago

I don't think gluten is a problem it is how that wheat or grain was grown. Don't eat GMO's or bleached flours. Eat natural grains raised organically and unbleached. There were no problems with gluten years ago before GMO's. Spelt and the ancient grains do not seem to cause any problems.

Debbie S.
Past Member 2 years ago

I do not have so many problems with IBS once I read labels more closely, do not eat what is not natural, if you can't pronounce it or don't know what it is don't eat it. Mostly in processed foods or baked goods from the grocery store. Bake your own without the preservatives, stay away from processed and make sure you are getting all your vitamins and fiber needed.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Maria Teresa Schollhorn

Good to know.

2 years ago

The best fiber to add is soluble fiber.
Psyllium is crucial for controlling IBS symptoms.

I buy it in bulk form in the health food store. It's inexpensive and has nothing added to it. I put a heaping teaspoon into a 6oz glass of 50/50 fruit juice and water, and you MUST chase it down with another full 6 oz glass of water immediately or it will gel in your stomach and make you feel bloated. I drink it first thing in the morning and it rehydrates me after a night of sleeping, and also regulates my colon for the day. Some people need it twice a day, just before a meal, but that's too much for my body. You have to use the amount that works for you.
If you can't get pure psyllium husk locally, you can order it online....but don't take Metamucil as it's full of additives that you really don't want to ingest.

This regulates diarrhea constipation and keeps you in the middle.

2 years ago

Since I started drinking half a quart of kefir per day EVERY day. and taking a Pearl probiotic, my symptoms have been slashed to about 1/8th of what they were.

I'm so happy I found this relief!!!!!
If you start a probiotic, start with a small dose and build up your dose gradually. If you dive in all at once, you'll get horrible gas and upset bowel and it will make you stop and you'll never know how much it can help!
Start with BABY STEPS and build up from there gradually over the course of 2 to 4 weeks of increasing your dose slowly by small amounts every few days!

It's so worth the effort!!!!

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa2 years ago

Thank you

Aaron Bouchard
Aaron Bouchard2 years ago

Thank you