((By Ryan Burch))
Did you know that 25 to 45 million people in the U.S. suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) – including symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea?
I’ve personally suffered from digestive issues my entire life, leading to uncomfortable situations at work, frustrating dinners out, endless doctors and naturopath visits, lab tests, and a cabinet full of fiber supplements, probiotics, anti-acids, (and really any supplement promising digestive relief).
At first, I didn’t want to believe that I had IBS (if you look it up online, it’ll sound like a death sentence) – but after regularly meeting with a nutritionist and gastroenterologist, I’ve learned to accept the diagnosis, (stop feeling sorry for myself), and shift my focus to finding the best course of treatment.
Now, three years since that diagnosis, I’ve figured out some tips to manage my symptoms (both naturally and affordably), and I’m sharing those findings within the following 5- step guide!
** Disclaimer : the following information is based on my personal experience with IBS, as well as advice shared by doctors and nutritionists I've worked with over the years. These steps should help reduce symptoms of digestive discomfort, but results will vary based on the individual (digestive disorders are effected by many factors, including genetics & lifestyle).**