This might (should) shock you:
20%, that’s one out of every five people in the US has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions by doctors. A hundred years ago, perhaps one in five hundred or fewer had these symptoms. It was so rare, there wasn’t even a name for it.
So can you guess what condition the medical community and drug companies are geared up and ready to treat? That’s right. Abdominal pain – IBS. Prevention is not taught in major medical schools and few if any doctors will ever tell you what actually causes it or how to get rid of it.
So, keep reading.
The most common cause of abdominal pain and bloating (IBS) is poor digestion. This digestive train wreck starts in your stomach when you present it with different food types together, say animal protein and carbohydrate. Let’s say meat and potatoes for example, or rice and chicken or ham and cheese on sour dough. Wow, that sounds like pretty common fare doesn’t it? Yes, it is. That’s why the problem is so pervasive.
In the digestive process, your stomach’s job has more to do with the proteins than it does with the carbs. So, when carbs show up with the protein, the carbs reduce the effectiveness of the hydrochloric acid to break down the proteins. The results are two fold: too much acid is secreted by the stomach and a wad of non-digested food is sent on down the line to the small intestines.
The small intestine’s job has more to do with the carbs and fruits that come through. With improperly combined foods, this mass of partially digested stuff arrives in the intestines, which can’t deal with all the extra acid nor with the proteins that are all messed up with the carbs. The still non-digested food is sent along to the large intestine. By-products of this are gas, bloating, gurgling, queasy feeling, diarrhea, etc.
Now let’s talk about bugs or bacteria. There are millions of the little guys in your gut. Under normal circumstances, different types of beneficial bacteria live in your large and small intestines and they each have different functions. They are vital in the digestion process. Most carbohydrates are absorbed in your small intestine with little or no gas produced. The only exception is dietary fiber. That passes to your large intestine. The bacteria in your large intestine break down fiber and as they’re doing that, gas is produced. It usually isn’t a problem for a well-functioning system because the bacteria absorb most of the gas. Any excess is passed as occasional (normal) flatulence.
There is a condition called SIBO, which stands for – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. SIBO is a condition where some of the bacteria from your large intestine move up and invades the small intestine.
When this happens, the fiber you’ve eaten begins to be broken down too soon — in your small intestine. Since the small intestine is not equipped to handle this and it doesn’t have enough of the right bacteria to absorb the resulting gas, that leads to the familiar IBS bloating, gas and pain.
Normally three factors prevent SIBO from happening in a healthy gut:
1- Acids in the small intestine kill off any invaders from the large intestine
2- Peristalsis — the contractions that move your food through the digestive tract prevent the bacteria in your large intestine from “swimming upstream”
3- Bacterial competition — healthy bacteria in the small intestine fight off bacteria from the large intestine
BUT if any of those three preventive measures is harmed somehow, SIBO can result…and lead to IBS symptoms.
Here’s an interesting fact: A common cause of SIBO today is antacids. This is because antacids neutralize the acid in your small intestine and make it unable to fight off large intestinal bacteria like it should. Here’s the kicker: Antacids are commonly taken for IBS symptoms, but as you now can see, they actually make the problem WORSE.
Antibiotics are another culprit in creating SIBO. This is because antibiotics destroy the protective flora (bacteria) in your small intestine, which makes it easier for the invaders from the large intestine to take over.
People with IBS can feel hopeless. After all, the typical mainstream “remedies” for IBS — laxatives, antacids, anti- spasmodics and anti-depressants — do NOTHING to address what’s truly going on in your gut.
They just make it things worse, upsetting the bacterial balance of both the small and large intestines.
If you learn how to combine foods properly, way up top, your digestion can happen as it was designed to. Then, with a proper balance of beneficial bacteria, the carbohydrates, the proteins and all your food will be broken down where they’re supposed to be, without the horrible gas and bloating. That means no more constipation and diarrhea, and better nutrient absorption.
Changing your diet is absolutely recommended. But the average person with IBS today has been eating they way they do their whole lives and couldn’t and wouldn’t change their diet even if their life depended on it. But, it’s really not that hard, especially when you experience the benefits of better digestion.
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