How to Cure Upset Stomach and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Everyone has an upset stomach from time to time. You probably know the sort of thing I mean – sometimes you’ve got gas and at other times you feel queasy or nauseous. There may be times when you can’t seem to go to the toilet for days, constipated as can be, but there are other days when diarrhea strikes and you can’t stop going! Although we all know that there are some foods or drinks that might prompt our digestive system to react in a certain way – a big meal of very spicy food sends many people scurrying to the bathroom for example – the only really predictable thing about our digestive system is its unpredictability.

Table of Contents
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? ………………………………………………………………..5
What are the most common symptoms? ………………………………………………………7
Initial diagnosis ………………………………………………………………………………………………7
Testing for IBS ………………………………………………………………………………………………10
Questions to ask… ………………………………………………………………………………………..11
How does Western medicine treat irritable bowel syndrome? ………………..12
Medicines for diarrhea …………………………………………………………………………………13
Medicines for constipation…………………………………………………………………………..14
For cramping and pain ………………………………………………………………………………..14
Drugs for mental difficulties ……………………………………………………………………….15
The bottom line is… ……………………………………………………………………………………..16
Approaching irritable bowel syndrome a bit more than holistically… …….17
Controlling irritable bowel syndrome through diet ……………………………………18
Soluble fiber foods ……………………………………………………………………………………….19
Insoluble fiber foods are necessary too, but… ………………………………………..20
The ‘go there at your peril’ or triggers list… ……………………………………………21
Final dietary thoughts… ………………………………………………………………………………21
Stress management is critical ……………………………………………………………………….23
Why you must get a good night’s sleep… ………………………………………………..23
Yoga, meditation and deep breathing… ……………………………………………………23
Hypnotherapy for overcoming IBS… …………………………………………………………25
I can’t emphasize enough… ………………………………………………………………………..28
What does traditional Chinese medicine tell us about IBS? …………………….29
Supplements and herbs for IBS …………………………………………………………………….31
Supplements………………………………………………………………………………………………….31
Herbs for irritable bowel syndrome …………………………………………………………..31
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………………………34