ERASE IBD Symptoms?! (Here’s How)
Inflammatory bowel diseases like IBS and Crohn’s disease are a pain… in every sense of the word.
They cause abdominal pain and cramping… and the kind of diarrhea that can make you afraid to leave the house.
And mainstream drugs? Well, they’re a pain, too.
They give you drugs to control the inflammation. But the symptoms often still don’t go away.
Thanks for nothing!
Fortunately, there’s something better.
It’s proven to ERASE the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease—and it doesn’t involve a single (ineffective) drug.
I have good news and bad news for you.
The good news is that if you’re suffering from an inflammatory bowel disease like IBS or Crohn’s disease, it’s possible to relieve your symptoms.
More good news… it doesn’t involve any drugs.
The bad news is that it involves making a few changes to your diet—which I know is easier said than done.
But these changes are EFFECTIVE—and you should start seeing improvements right away—so I think they’re more than worth it.
In a recent study, researchers studied 52 patients with irritable bowel disease who had persistent symptoms, but no on-going gut inflammation.
Some followed a low FODMAP diet, and some followed a normal diet.
FODMAP stands for oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (now you can see why it’s easier to say FODMAP!).
FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that are known for triggering digestive issues like bloating, gas, and stomach pain.
Some of the most common FODMAPs include wheat, legumes, onions, garlic, milk, yogurt, cheese, and honey.
In the group consuming the low-FODMAP diet, 52% reported relief of their gut symptoms, a greater reduction in the severity of their symptoms, and a higher quality of life.
While this is the first randomized trial showing that the diet can reduce gut symptoms, other studies also show impressive benefits from following the diet.
In fact, one study shows that you can improve stomach pain by 81% and reduce bloating by 75% if you follow a low FODMAP diet.
Does this mean you have to swear off pizza for the rest of your life?
After about 4-8 weeks of restricting FODMAPs, you can gradually reintroduce the foods one at a time, being careful to note how you feel when you start eating the food again.
You likely won’t experience negative effects from every single food you reintroduce. But if you notice your symptoms start to flare up again… it’s best to avoid that food completely.
I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth it.