Worldwide, over 220 million people are suffering from IBS. If you’re one of them, find out what you can do about it…
“Irritable Bowel Syndrome”
A Serious Warning Signal
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Yet another of the many modern day ailments
plaguing so many of us in contemporary society.
IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The symptoms are certainly nothing to laugh about…
- Cramping and Abdominal Pain (many times severe),
- Bloating and Persistent Flatulence,
- Constipation, or its counterpart…
- Frequent Diarrhea
IBS is far more widespread than you might believe. As many as 20% of the adult population, or one in five people, have or will eventually experience symptoms of IBS, making it one of the most common medically diagnosed disorders.
Occurring more often in women than in men, it can begin before the age of 35 in about 50% of people.
What Causes IBS?
First off, Irritable Bowel Syndrome isn’t caused by stress or anxiety. In fact, the large intestine of IBS sufferers often looks perfectly healthy. But the spasms, the cramps, the embarrassing gas are anything but a sign of health.
The medical term for IBS is Dysbiosis – meaning a change in the type of intestinal bacteria.
Our digestive tracts are inhabited by billions of bacteria, with our gut providing the “prime real estate” for them to both grow and thrive.
There are “good” bacteria (like lactobacillus) and “bad” bacteria (like E. coli and numerous others) taking up residence in our intestines.
Entering our body immediately after birth, good bacteria act in a symbiotic relationship with us - their human host.
We give them room and board. In return, the good bacteria helps us with metabolism and digestion. Vitamin K and biotin production, in particular, are accomplished by beneficial gut bacteria.
Dr. Andrew Jones
My name is Dr. Andrew Jones, Senior Medical Advisor of the Women’s Health Institute of Texas - a forward looking think-tank exploring the root causes of modern day illnesses. Perhaps you’ve heard me on the radio – addressing millions like you suffering from a host of health issues.
Dr. Andrew Jones
WHI’s mission is to increase the understanding of debilitating diseases based on the principles of natural healing, nutrition and holistic medical practices. The WHI thoughtfully considers new, natural and even controversial non-mainstream alternate methods for addressing health and wellness issues concerning us in the 21st century.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of more widespread conditions we’ve been focusing our attention upon.
The Balance of Power
As you just read, your gut provides a paradise environment for bacteria (both good & bad) to live in. But your “good” bacteria are pretty territorial and fight off unwanted neighbors.
However, our modern day way of living is stacking the deck against good intestinal health…
- Birth control pills
- Synthetic hormones
- Bad diets
- Poor nutrition
- Environmental toxins
These are just a sampling of what can kill off the good bacteria, inhibit your body’s ability to fight off bad bacteria or just plain provide an overwhelming feeding frenzy for the bad guys to set up shop.
BAD BACTERIA + YEAST = LOUSY NEWS FOR YOU
When bad bacteria start getting the upper hand in your intestinal tract, yeast often moves in and takes up residence as well. This shift in your gut causes problems and is the essence of dysbiosis, an altered balance of power in the continuous war zone of your intestines.
Once the good bacteria have been supplanted by yeast or bad bacteria in sufficient numbers, your health begins to suffer.
Yeast – A Slow Assassin
Yeast can produce toxins that enter your blood stream and quite literally poison you slowly over the decades. Or yeast infections can suddenly flare up in other places in your body – like your sinuses, ear canals, toe nails and vagina.
Living off excess sugar in your diet that passes down to the large intestine, yeast in the gut can cause IBS all on its own
How Much Is Excess Sugar To Blame?
- In 1900 the average consumption of sugar per person in the USA was about 5 lbs. per year.
- In 1980 it was 26 lbs. per year.
- Today it’s nearly 135 lbs per person, each year!
All this sugar is a direct contributor to over 45 major health issues, including IBS.
(Did you know that in a 20 ounce bottle of regular carbonated soft drink, there are over 15 teaspoons of sugar, and in a “small” 12 oz. can there are over 9 teaspoons of sugar? That’s for each and every bottle & can of pop you drink. Ouch!)
Excess sugar is a seventh heaven for yeast cells. Just like in fermentation, yeast-sugar metabolism produces gas – mainly carbon dioxide (CO2).
Carbon dioxide is both colorless & odorless. When the yeast in your gut manufactures enough carbon dioxide it causes bloating, cramping and… intestinal gas!
How do you know if your IBS is mainly from yeast? If your flatus is mainly non-odorous, then it’s largely carbon dioxide.
Rule of Thumb: If your “wind” doesn’t smell, you have a yeast problem.
Harmful gut bacteria can cause acute illnesses such as dysentery, food poisoning or traveler’s diarrhea. More often, they cause localized inflammation of the bowel wall, setting the stage for eventual Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
Antibiotics – Indiscriminate Killers
Used properly, antibiotics can and do save countless lives. But like with most everything else on this planet, there are trade-offs. Antibiotics attack all bacteria – both good and bad. One antibiotic – one pill – can be sufficient enough to cause IBS.
But what if you never take antibiotics?
Doesn’t matter – because your digestive tract is under constant assault from toxins and bad diets. Plus, don’t forget the food supply has hidden antibiotics, hormones and poisons directly affecting your gut and bacterial flora. Our environment is unfortunately painfully polluted with all sort of harmful residues.
Probiotics - Combating Bacterial IBS The Natural Way
The last thing you want to take in relieving your IBS symptoms are antibiotics. Yet amazingly, some physicians prescribe exactly this counter-productive treatment!
Probiotics - One Piece Of The IBS Puzzle.
Probiotics are good bacteria packaged in large quantities and taken as a nutritional supplement, which go a long way helping to restore the beneficial flora in your gut.
Some good bacteria are found in food items like yogurt and kefir, but their quantities are nearly negligible.
However, one probiotic capsule (such as Primal Defense) is the equivalent of about 10,000 cups of yogurt!
I would highly recommend anyone with IBS to immediately start supplementing with probiotics. In fact, it would be a wonderful idea to add probiotics to your nutritional regimen in any event – if only for keeping your intestinal tract healthy as possible.
But restoring the balance of healthy bacteria is only part of the equation for treating IBS.Yeast is also a culprit – one which I personally believe is the case for most IBS sufferers.
My professional opinion is that anti-yeast tactics are absolutely necessary for effectively treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Controlling Yeast Infections
First you’ll have to convince your doctor that yeast infections can be the cause of your IBS. Then you have to convince him or her to prescribe some heavy-duty anti-yeast artillery:
- Nystatin is a an excellent anti-yeast killer. Unfortunately it’s only available as a prescription product in the United States. One of the advantages of Nystatin is that it only kills yeast in the gut, and not taken up and absorbed anywhere else.
Depending upon the severity of your infection, you may need to take Nystatin for several months, and then periodically after that for flare ups.
- Ketoconazole (again a prescription drug) is a systemic anti-fungal (anti-yeast) antibiotic. It inhibits yeast everywhere in the body, including the vagina, sinuses and ear canals. Many women are familiar with these medications (Diflucan) for treating their vaginal yeast infections.
- Nizoral is a cousin to Diflucan and much less expensive. However, to be effective, all these medications need to be taken for weeks or even months.
Digestive Enzymes – No Prescription Needed
Thankfully there are ways for controlling your yeast infections without the need for prescription drugs. You just read about probiotics. But there’s another method that can work wonders, especially for yeast infections… digestive enzymes.
Your natural digestive enzymes are found in your salivary glands (saliva), stomach, pancreas and intestines. Each has a specific task in breaking down food for proper digestion.
As we age, the amount of digestive enzymes in our body starts to decrease. That’s why as teenagers we can have a “iron stomach” and eat almost anything, but as the years progress we get more and more sensitive to what we ingest.
All digestive enzymes are helpful, but those that digest sugars are particularly beneficial for combating your IBS symptoms. Anything that reduces the flow of undigested sugar feeding the yeast is good. If sugars are digested in the small intestine and don’t pass through into the large intestine, this is the equivalent of starving the yeast to death!
Low sugar diets help for the same reasons that digestive enzymes do. Starving the yeasts.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
The Killer Lurking In Our Food
Next time you go food shopping, take a look at the nutritional labels on anything canned, bottled or boxed. It’s a good chance you’ll find high fructose corn syrup as one the main (if not the top) ingredients.
This sugar is being added to almost everything, and is a huge contributor to ournational ill-health epidemic. Why is high fructose corn syrup finding its way into so much of what we eat?
Corn is government subsidized – and the syrup is cheap. It’s an easy way to make food taste good while saving money for the producer. How do you think we’ve increased our sugar intake by over 4 times in just 30 years? It was by this stealth adulteration of the food supply.
Unfortunately it’s now wreaking havoc with our bodies.
IBS - The Long Term Consequences
IBS is not a joke. It may start out as an uncomfortable condition with gas pains and flatus, but left unchecked, it leads to Leaky Gut Syndrome, and various toxic syndromes associated with yeast infestation.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is probably the first step towards the production of auto-antibodies and chronic inflammatory diseases ranging from:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis,
- Heart Diseases,
- Diabetes and
- Certain Cancers
IBS is also the forerunner of truly awful inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. No doubt it’s the pre-disposer towards polyps and colon cancer, as well.
Your gut is probably one of the most important organs in your body. Your entire body depends on the food it gets and how it’s digested. Your lifetime of health or chronic disease hangs in the balance at this point in the digestive process.
IBS – A Serious Warning Signal
IBS is just a symptom of your digestive process going wrong. Think of it as an early warning sign of impending bad things to come. This is why IBS is associated so heavily with the other chronic diseases mentioned above.
If you are living anything near a modern lifestyle, then it’s more than likely your intestinal tract could use some powerful help, even if you aren’t experiencing the overt signs of clinical IBS.
Digestive enzymes and Primal Defense probiotics can go a long way in helping you maintain your health and reversing years of nutritional neglect and environmental poisoning.
Primal Defense (one of the best brands I can recommend for restoring healthy flora in your intestines) can be found in high quality health food stores (such as Whole Foods) or online.
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- No more cramping and pain, as if your guts were being grabbed and twisted from the inside out, and…
- No more embarrassing, awkward flatulence making you want to run to the nearest closet and hide in shame.
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Here’s to a vibrant & wonderful life,
Dr. Andrew Jones, MD
Senior Medical Advisor, Women’s Health Institute of Texas
P.S. Digest +SEB can work wonders for your digestive & intestinal health, but let’s be practical here as well. When in active practice I often told my patients to think of a body like a car. Feed it bad gas, don’t change the oil or other essential fluids, and continually expose it to toxic stuff like heat, dirt and salt… one day it’s going to sputter and fail.
If you keep ingesting huge amounts of sugar & soft drinks, processed foods, white bread and other refined starches – don’t be surprised if your IBS symptoms persist.
Eat healthy, stay active and wisely supplement, and you’ll go a long way towards having an abundant, rich and healthy life!
P.P.S. A quick note about diet soda. Many people believe that drinking diet soda is healthy. Nothing could be further from the truth! Studies have shown drinking diet soda actually INCREASES your appetite, causing you to eat more.
It’s thought the brain senses something sweet, but becomes confused when there are no calories associated with that sweetness. Your appetite then goes into overdrivetrying to make up for this caloric disconnect.
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