"Definition: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term." [See Mayo Clinic Definition here-http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578]
By Mayo Clinic StaffThe signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can vary widely from person to person and often resemble those of other diseases. Among the most common are:
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- A bloated feeling
- Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea
For most people, IBS is a chronic condition, although there will likely be times when the signs and symptoms are worse and times when they improve or even disappear completely."
- Mucus in the stool
Let us take a look at this in relation to 'Food Physics & Body Dynamicstm', where if you eat a bitter food, it tends to move downward in the body systems, as does a salty food. Sweet and spicy flavors both encourage upward actions, affecting lung and digestive function in that same direction. And then there is the astringent nature of a sour food, aka a lemon, which will tighten and lock the food stuff in the digestive tract.
Apply these food directional functions to the foods consumed by a person suffering from IBS and you may discover a solution. Using a food journal, analyze the direction of the foods consumed, and note the time of day.
NOTE: If the IBS person eats erratically each day, this will further exacerbate the condition, as well as will consuming unsanitary foods, which have been handled or have debris which add a load of bacteria. Now you have an IBS cocktail.
Digestion is a downward bearing function from mouth to anus, making it beneficial to know how to keep foods down and completely digested.Please ask us how to do this, if you want to get off the pot and back into the driver's seat!