Once your symptoms have improved, its time to switch to the less bitter, diluted juice, which you can make by mixing nine parts water with one part aloe vera gel, taking this twice a day until you are symptom-free. Although some organic stores stock fresh aloe vera, alternative options available from chemists and health-food stores include tablets, capsules and teas. Comfrey leaf is another natural remedy for irritable bowels, albeit one that suffered a lot of bad press several years ago, when it was reported that the comfrey plants alkaloids (subparts) were capable of damaging the liver. Firstly, however, you would have to drink massive amounts of comfrey tea (one of the easiest ways of using this remedy) to damage your liver and, secondly, the leaves and stalks of the comfrey plant have been shown by researchers to be perfectly safe (its the root, which contains the highest concentration of alkaloids, that should be given a wide berth). You can make comfrey tea by adding a heaped dessertspoon of comfrey leaves to 600ml boiling water. Caffeine really aggravates this condition, so steer clear of coffee and tea while your symptoms are making life a misery, and instead calm your irritable bowel with chamomile (try to procure the flowers, which have a stronger, spicier taste than most chamomile teabags, from a good apothecary like Neals Yard), mint, ginger or lemon verbena tea. Another good remedy is lemon barley water, but not a commercially made product, which, being packed with sugar and preservatives, barely resembles the traditional drink. Having been shown how to make it (see the recipe below), Ive found it one of the best ways of soothing an upset, stressed-out bowel. A further alternative is rooibosch (red-bush tea), which comes from South Africa, served with lemon or milk. If you are constipated, youll find seeds, especially linseeds, among the gentlest of remedies. (And for the vegetarians out there, linseeds, which are also known as hemp or flaxseeds, offer one of the richest sources of the highly beneficial omega oils, which fish-eaters can also derive from such oily fish as fresh tuna, salmon and mackerel.) Although you can buy linseed oil, it tends to go off and become rancid very quickly, making sprinkling linseeds over whole-grain cereal (I include them in my toasted muesli mix) one of the most convenient ways of gleaning their beneficial omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Get into the habit of having a tablespoon of linseeds each morning and drinking plenty of water, and you should soon find that youve consigned constipation to the annals of 2002. Lemon barley water Place 50g organic pearl barley or pot barley in a pan and pour over just enough water to cover it. Bring the water slowly to the boil, stirring constantly to prevent the grains from clumping together and sticking to the pan. After a couple of minutes, add 500ml freshly boiled water and stir well for a few more minutes.
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How to Calm an Irritable Bowel
It happens to most of us every once in a while, but if you deal with it more often than not, you might have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. The brain in your gut Health experts believe IBS symptoms are caused by faulty communication between the brain in the head and the brain in the gut. Thats right your gut has a brain! About 100 million neurons line the intestinal tract and help control gut behavior independently of the brain. According to Dr. Michael Gershon , a neurobiologist at Columbia-Presbyterian, not only can the head send messages down to the gut, the gut can send messages up to the head. And those messages can make you feel miserable. Dr. Gershon even wrote a book about it, called The Second Brain. In an interview he did a few years back with Stephen Colbert he said, You have to have these two brains cooperating with each other to have peace in the body. When this goes wrong, people get to be very disturbed. The gut has a profound way of disturbing the brain. So quite really, people can be made to feel terrible from this organ. If youre chained by diarrhea to a toilet seat, for example, it can really do you in. Source: Clker.com IBS causes Being chained to the toilet is something wed rather not even imagine. But its an unfortunate reality for about 58 million people in the United States. A complex combination of factors, including psychological stress, anxiety, hormones, the immune system, or sensitivity to certain foods can interfere with the messages going back and forth.
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Changes for the better: a diet to treat irritable bowel syndrome
“People are a bit happier to talk about their symptoms these days,” she says. The 38-year-old now gets emails from across the world from people who say the FODMAP diet has changed their lives for the better. She recalls how a client had ambitions to be a professional golfer, and has only just returned to the course after years of being unable to complete a round because of IBS. Shepherd says the 150 meals inside Low FODMAP Recipes are easy to make and delicious. “It’s an everyday cookbook, people don’t need to be a gourmet chef,” she says. “I like to show people more of what they can have than what they can’t have.” There are even versions of classics such as lasagne – without trigger foods such as onion, garlic or milk. “There’s no essential nutrients that are missing – if anything, it makes cooking easier.” Shepherd has also reworked recipes that were published in previous books Irresistibles for the Irritable. “The recipes need refreshing as we’re always finding out more – like we never used to know mushrooms could cause problems, so I’ve had to tweak them out of the recipes.” Shepherd advises those who think they may have IBS to see a dietitian for individual advice. Low FODMAP Recipes by Dr Sue Shepherd, Penguin, $35.See http://www.shepherdworks.com.au . BARBECUED SALT AND PEPPER SQUID WITH GARDEN SALAD Have you seen this dish at restaurants and wanted to try it at home? It isnt hard to do. Just grab a few fresh ingredients and follow Sue Shepherds recipe. Serves four. Ingredients 8 medium squid hoods, well-cleaned and cut into quarters 1 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced green capsicum, seeded and sliced 1 cup (50g) snow pea sprouts Dressing 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil teaspoon brown sugar Salt Method Using a sharp knife, score the squid hoods with a one-centimetre crisscross pattern. Take care not to cut all the way through just about of the way. Mix the olive oils, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
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