Well, what makes most sense is definitely to take the problem by its root. The Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a digestive disease so the first place you should be looking for when it comes to your digestion is, simply, the stuff you are trying to digest: the food you eat. Really think about this for a moment. Is the food you eat really good for you? Are you eating healthy? Do you even know which foods are actually causing your problems and do you have any idea what to eat and what not to eat?
IBS sufferers have a choice in their own approach to curing their IBS. You can, as we have as a society been conditioned to do, simply just keep going back to your GP and asking for something different, in the hope that something will eventually work. This is however a very passive approach and you tend to get more and more demoralized with each failed “cure”. Your expectation of a cure lowers, and this too has a negative impact, lowering the chances of successful treatment.
You may ask how your expectations can have an impact on what is clearly a medical treatment. But your mind and body are intrinsically linked, evidenced frequently in what we all know as the “placebo effect”. Your expectations do shape your reality in everything in life, and definitely in your response to medical treatment. All research scientists and drug companies know what a major effect the placebo has and they have to take this into account when developing new drugs.
We, the patients, should also bear the placebo effect in mind, and use it to our advantage. If you recognize that your expectation of a successful cure for IBS is waning, then you need to do something about your attitude and expectations. You need to encourage a belief that this treatment will work, and that your ibs cure will be cured.
Here is the problem for most people – even your doctors! They don’t. They have no idea how to address this core issue. Many doctors don’t even seem to see any type of connection between the food you eat and the way you digest it and the problems this is causing you. All they will try to do it give you medicines and pills and if this doesn’t work, they will go and just cut your intestines out! All without even trying to get to the real problem. They are only ever concerned about curing the symptoms.
Is that what you want? You feel unattractive having to run to the restroom all the time? Think about how sexy you would be with a colostomy bag hanging from your lower stomach… Not very, let me tell you that.
Here’s the bottom line. You need to find out which foods are causing you all this trouble if you want to cure IBS. And guess what, it’s simple! Look, it pretty much comes down to a few easy to understand principles which, once you know and implement them, will help you feel better and cure IBS symptoms in as little as five days. Actually, you might well feel a big difference the very same day you start.