12 Natural Ways to Beat IBS (# 9 is SO Simple!)

Fresh Ginger Root

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10. Ginger

Ginger has long been known to reduce nausea, gas, and bloating and is often recommended for the treatment of IBS. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and can relax the muscles of the intestines. You can make your own ginger tea from fresh ginger root, or use any of the many premade ginger teas that are available. Drinking ginger tea two or three times each day can ease cramps and pain.

If you have hypertension, do not use ginger. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about consuming ginger.

 

11. Oat Bran

Many people find that oat bran eaten on a regular basis gives your body so really needed fiber and reduces IBS symptoms dramatically. Oat bran will make your stools softer and allow them to pass easily, skipping both constipation and diarrhea. Simply mix one tablespoon of oat bran into your oatmeal, breakfast cereal, or add one part of oat bran to two parts of water and eat it the same way you would oatmeal.

You should note that when you start eating oat bran, you might have gas and bloating because your body is not accustomed to the fiber. This will pass after just a few days.

 

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12. Cabbage Juice

This is an old home remedy that is known to heal stomach ulcers, so it only makes sense that it will work for those with IBS. Cabbage juice helps to deeply cleanse the mucus membranes of the intestinal tract and the stomach, which can help stop constipation. Cabbage juice has a mild laxative effect, so it will make bowel movements easier to pass.

Cut some cabbage into small pieces and place them in your juicer. Drink one half cup of cabbage juice, three to four times each day.

Additional Tips:

  • Some people find that hot baths relax the muscles and eases cramping.
  • Don’t become hooked on laxatives. Try some of the other means above to relieve bouts of constipation.
  • Eating more slowly can help cut back on gas.
  • Mild exercise can help to keep the digestive system working properly.
  • Learn to relax. Most IBS sufferers say that stress tends to make their systems worse.
  • Eat smaller meals. Large meals can overload your already stressed digestive system.

IBS does not have to be an obstacle to a normal life. You can manage your IBS and enjoy life to the fullest!

References:

Ei-resource.org

umm.edu

Bmj.com

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