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How to Manage Your IBS with Supplements
What Are IBS And IBD?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder which means that there is a disturbance in bowel function. This can cause a great deal of discomfort and can really affect daily life with constipation, unwanted gas and abdominal pain impacting people’s social lives, levels of self-confidence and ability to work or travel. IBS affects around 10% of adults and women are more likely to have IBS than men.
IBS symptoms can vary in intensity and from person to person. People often suffer more concentrated symptoms after eating a large meal or if they are feeling stressed. You may recognise some of these common IBS symptoms:
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Constipation followed by diarrhoea
- Bloating and unwanted gas
For more information on bloating and how to manage this condition, read our blog: How to beat the bloat.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – is a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. It involves irritation and ulcers along the large intestine and rectum. IBD sufferers may experience these symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal bleeding
- Weight loss
This condition can be debilitating and can lead to serious complications. If you suspect you have either IBS or IBD, seeking medical advice is a good place to start in the management of your condition. While neither of these conditions can be completely cured, there is plenty you can do to improve your situation and how you feel from day to day. While you cannot cure IBS/IBD, you can help to keep your symptoms under control and live a happier life, practically symptom free.
Selecting the right foods to eat for either IBS or IBD is vital in managing your symptoms and controlling your condition on a daily basis. For more information about food and diet ideas, read our blog: 5 breakfast ideas for good gut health.
You might not realise that there is strong link between gut health and mental health, called the gut-brain connection. Having a healthy digestive system supports feeling well physically, mentally and emotionally. When choosing an IBS or IBD natural treatment that is right for you, it’s a good idea to find a product that gently treats your symptoms. You will want to restore gut health, nurture your immune and digestive systems and feel mentally strong as well. Simone Thomas Wellness award-winning supplements are naturally effective at nourishing and caring for your entire body, healing from the inside out.
How Can Supplements Reduce IBS/IBD Symptoms?
Finding the right treatment that you can count on to work well is tricky. IBS or IBD symptoms can vary in type and intensity, so it can be really difficult to manage them effectively. You want to be pain-free and live a happy life, without being restricted by distressing issues and concerns around your digestive system. Simone Thomas Wellness supplements can deliver a happier all-round experience so that you can be spontaneous and live your life the way you want.
Probiotics are vital to a healthy digestive system and choosing the right blend is key to easing digestive pain. The Everyday Wellness supplement is expertly formulated after intensive probiotic research and combines a beneficial combination of six bacteria, including bifidobacteria, lactobacillus and streptococcus to promote a healthy gut.
IBS or IBD can play havoc with your skin. Skin may appear dull or you may develop spotty rashes as a result of digestive issues. If you want to improve overall health while focussing in on your skin, why not indulge in the SkinQuencher supplement? This product is specifically designed to brighten and clear the skin with a concentrated formula of marine collagen and vitamin C. This comes with the added bonus of gently supporting skin and hair cell renewal for glowing skin plus shiny hair.
Supporting your immune system is essential when it comes to managing IBS/IBD symptoms. Our Super Greens supplement contains a blend of organic seaweed and botanicals to supply iodine, zinc and selenium to the body. These elements promote a healthy energy-yielding metabolism, younger-looking skin and support thyroid function. This product will help you attain overall wellness and a feeling of calm.
Discover Your Perfect IBS/IBD Treatment Today
To heal your IBS/IBD symptoms, you need to sustain your body with beneficial nutrients, however this isn't always easy when every gut reacts differently. By choosing one of the award-winning Simone Thomas Wellness supplements, they will provide your body with the right nutrients to help manage your symptoms and improve gut health and digestion so you can feel your best from the inside out.
If you're looking for a supplement to help combat IBS/IBD and feel your best, you need Everyday Wellness. For more information on finding the right gut health supplement for you, contact the Simone Thomas Wellness team who will be happy to help.
IBS/IBD symptoms can be tough to manage on a day-to-day basis, both physically and mentally. If you are experiencing a flare up or been recently diagnosed with IBS/IBD then it may be worth looking into an anti inflammatory diet for six weeks. Anti inflammatory foods can help reduce and calm inflammation in the digestive tract which in turn will reduce your symptoms. Personally I would always recommend an anti-inflammatory diet long term for anyone with digestive issues but it's important to trial these for the short term initially to find what works for you.
Nutrients to Include:
- Fish and shellfish
- Healthy fats: extra virgin olive oil for cooking, ground flaxseed, seeds, avocado, omega 3 enriched eggs.
- Cracked and whole Grains: wild rice, brown rice, basmati rice, quinoa, steel cut oats
- Supplements daily (probiotics, Super greens, Vitamin c, Vitamin D3)
- Plenty of beans and legumes (if these are a new addition to your diet, start slowly. The additional fibre is likely to cause bloating until your body is used to it).
- Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (try to shop organic where possible)
- Herbal tea’s (green and white)
- Hot water with lemon to keep your digestion moving
- If you have a sweet tooth then look to go to dark chocolate, dried fruit and homemade fruit sorbet’s
- Plenty of water
Nutrients to Avoid:
- Sweets, processed foods, food colourings and MSG's.
- Reduce caffeine found in tea and coffee. Opt for herbal teas.
- Fried, fast food
Incorporate more fruit & vegetables in your diet to improve your gut diversity. Include berries, nuts and seeds into your daily diet (topped on your cereal or as a fruit and nut mix is a great way to get these nutrients in)
Make time for regular exercise, this will help to relieve any symptoms you are experiencing.
Prioritise sleep, it's important to get your 6-8hrs to keep your symptoms at bay.
Try relaxation methods such as meditation, yoga and pilates to keep your mind calm and gut happy.