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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief: Coping Tips You Can Use

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The most common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include bloating, constipation, cramping, and diarrhea. There are coping tips you can use naturally for irritable bowel syndrome.

For your bloating relief:

Peppermint oil is well-known relief for the abdominal cramping symptoms when addressing irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint oil blocks movement of calcium in muscle cells and intestines, and eases excess muscle contractions. Peppermint oil also helps remove excess gas from the intestines. Foods that are known to provide bloating relief include fish, green leafy vegetables, potatoes, poultry, and vitamins B6 and E foods. Other suggestions include alcohol, caffeine, salt, and sugar reduction.

For your constipation relief:

A diet that includes increased vitamin C and magnesium is an easy remedy to relieve constipation for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers. Proper dosages are important. Vitamin C is a natural immune booster and is safe in basically all dosage levels. Almost 40% of Americans live with a deficiency in magnesium. To address constipation, 2,000mg of vitamin C and 200mg of magnesium are recommended on a daily basis. The maximum dosages recommended are 6,000mg of vitamin C and 1,000mg of magnesium. Foods that are known to provide constipation relief include fruits and broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, peas, and zucchini. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water each day is also recommended.

For your cramping relief:

Peppermint oil is well-known relief for bloating symptoms when addressing irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint oil is helpful to relieve cramping because it blocks movement of calcium in muscle cells and intestines. It also eases excess muscle contractions. As an added healthful bonus, peppermint oil removes excess gas from the intestines. Foods that are known to provide cramping relief include calcium-enriched foods, green leafy vegetables, legumes, manganese, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.

For your diarrhea relief:

L-glutamine is an amino acid that is the best answer for diarrhea relief. L-glutamine heals and feeds the mucus lining in the intestine and allows the bowel to reabsorb needed water in the stool. This reduces the frequency and number of bowel movements. L-glutamine usually works within two-three days, has virtually no taste, and it dissolves easily in water. The recommended dose is just /4 of a teaspoon that should be mixed in room-temperate or cold water, and it should be drank on an empty stomach. The next suggested dose is /4 of a teaspoon three times a day. If the situation warrants it, you can increase the dosage to one teaspoon up to two or three times daily. Foods that aggravate diarrhea as it relates to irritable bowel syndrome should be avoided. They include acidic foods, artificial flavors, caffeine, coffee, hydrogenated fats, processed foods, refined flour, refined sugar, and tomato-based foods.

Sources:

http://www.healingwell.com/library/ibs/article.asp?author=thompson&id=2

http://www.healingwell.com/library/ibs/article.asp?author=thompson&id=2

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