I wish I had known baking soda in water could stop an IBS attack 30 years ago. So many doctors, so much money wasted, so many days of my life in misery.... And a few cents worth of baking soda was all I needed.
This fits in with the virus theories above. Lysine used to increase the lysine/arginine ratio to discourage virus replication.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
I'm suffering from ibs for 3 years. the test that im positive before is h. pylorie and was cured by medicine but later diagnosed of ibs. symptoms are bloating constipation diarhea acid reflux. im look soome older post in your website may be the cause of my ibs is a bad bacteria. im trying now ACV/BS and lemon for two weeks now I have some distention still and acid reflux. could it be cured? taking probiotics acidofilos and yugort hoping for your kind reply.
Aloe Vera Juice
I see different options for Lilly of the Desert aloe vera. There is a juice, a stomach formula and a detox formula. What do you recommend?
I want to heal my ibs-d, so I made a nice bone broth from my neighbor's extra roosters. I've been watching the birds daily for 7 months now, since they were a chick, so I know they ran around the yard chasing/eating bugs and didn't get bad food, etc. So, now I have such bad diarrhea, so much worse than before. I've read about die off, but it's been awhile already. How long do I persist taking it (nothing else, a bone broth fast for over 2 weeks now). If gelatin is the part that fixes the gut, then why not take gelatin that I buy instead of this?
I have ibs-d and insomnia. I take 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar twice/day, 1/4 tsp each l-glutamine & turmeric in the morning, 5000 iu D3 & multivitamin every morning, 5 peppercorns (for hemmies) twice/day, and (for over 6 months now) 2 tbs dairy kefir/day. I also use magnesium oil 2x/d and take melatonin sublingual for sleep (not much help).
The last month has been so awful--my skin is getting pimply (even my scalp) and very dry (I can scrub off skin like dirt), my ibs d has cranked into overdrive and I just feel exhausted. I work full time, post-menopause, and care for an ill family member. My hope is that my skin/bowel issue is due to a healing reaction, that I turned a corner or something.
Please, tell me if you agree and, if not, make suggestions as to what I can do. Btw, the hot flashes/sweats have passed but now all of a sudden I'm weepy. I went through all that after a hysterectomy 13 years ago, why would it restart? Maybe my hormones are getting weird?
Aloe Vera Juice
Lilly of the Desert is the best aloe available I have read, and use only the inner gel not the whole leaf. I have only used it a week and can see differences. To start I mixed a little jello with it until I could acclimate to the taste.
I second that! I recently started taking Chromium Picolinate to help with blood sugar regulation. Right away I noticed my digestion and subsequent bowel movements improved significantly. Wish I would have known this a long time ago.
Hi, Mark I was wondering which GI Doctor you see. I'm looking for a GI that is open to the idea of healing through a diet plan like SCD, LowFodmap, AIP etc.... I've seen several GI's over the years but none have brought up SCD for healing.
Most conventional dr's do not diagnose or treat parasitism, even in children; and if you mention the possibility, you will likely be recommended psychological counseling or prescribed an antidepressant medication.
IMHO, many or most cases of IBS are caused by some type parasite and/or infection, so treatment with natural remedies is a good start.
Here are E.C. links for more info
Mark, are you drinking enough?
I was recently diagnosed with IBS. My symptoms include, sever constipation, black stools, upset stomach when I eat and when I have a bowel movement. I had been taking an over the counter drug and it kept me regular. However the stools each morning were initially hard followed immediately by a loose stool. I was prescribed a IBS drug which while I was on it (taken three times a day for two weeks) I was regular but still has some stomach discomfort. When I went off the drug my symptoms returned and the over the counter drum is not effective. I had a series of tests, scopes, colonoscopy and an endoscopic ultrasound. I was not tested for parasites at all. I am on a FODMAP diet and my constipation is terrible and so far I have not seen any improvement. Any advice.
Give george eby a call he can direct you to a few places that have gallium nitrate.
Now for ibs, consider taking colostrum or human breast milk too.. Human milk has immune system factors in it that protect the intestinal tract from many different pathogens.
Now if you are eating gmo foods then that is a big problem. Do a little research there as gmo foods can tear up your insides like hamburger
Thanks, Janet. I've been taking 10000 now d3 for several years now. I had taken l-glutamine for several months some time ago, but didn't see any difference. I also have bad insomnia, for which I take 3g glycine + 3g l-tryptophan + 4 mg melatonin. Not much of a difference for the insomnia but at least I go to sleep for an hour or so, then doze the rest of the night. So many things interact, I know if I'd find the right balance I'd be better. I've been taking the angstrom magnesium, but not holding it under my tongue b/c it gives me diarrhea. I use it like the mag oil, it seems to be a bigger dose.
Thanks for the input. Where do you get gallium nitrate? I looked on amazon and it's a metal that is solid when cool and liquid when warmed, acting like mercury but without the toxicity. Do you get this and measure out the mg's? Or is there a form that I'm not seeing. I will try anything at this point.
Namaw, I have the diarrhea issue due to losing my lower intestine. I have found several things that help first is L Glutamine with your food. It is really helpful right away. I was unable to leave my house for 2 years because it was so awful. The long term of fixing it is 10,000 iu of vitamin d3 every morning safe brands are only now brand and solaray super bio d3 all others have a bad ingredient of some sort. because we are unable to take regular magnesium we must take one with both malate and glycinate added as to not cause problems. I have only found one on amazon InnovixLabs Advanced magnesium. 2 other great remedies while your healing and get this under control are selenium yeast 200mcg a day and believe it or not turpentine in honey now those you can search on earth clinic. The glutamine is the key to the runs and the others heal the ibs. I do other things like teds Apple Cider Vinegar baking soda drink and more but those runny issues are the pits.
Sorry some people can't be nice, here is a little advice you won't find from a doctor.
Cows have a disease called johnes it is caused by mycobacterium avium paratuburculosis. It goes right through the cow into milk. It is a high heat resistant organism that easily goes through pasteurization unaffected. The usda sets the standard for milk pasteurization at 165 degrees for 15 seconds. Map bacteria can withstand 194 degrees for up to one minute. I will let you guess whether the USDA knows it or not.
When you drink milk you get live map bacteria with every deliciously deadly drop of moo juice. The milk is transported in semi truck size tanks and milk from thousands of cows is mixed together virtually assuring the whole lot is contaminated. See dr greger at not milk.com about this issue.
If you must drink milk then boil it or drink only "ultra pasteurized" milk as the microorganisms are killed by a higher heat range that map can not tolerate.
Now for the good news. since a few of us do know what causes crohn's disease in the alt medical world we can treat it with a very potent mineral solution that kills off pathogenic organisms such as mycoplasma fermentans and map. It is called gallium nitrate
Here is an article for you about a woman who suffered with crohns for ten years. She tried every sort of drug her doctors could think of to no avail until she met a wiley old alt who knew what she needed, gallium nitrate.
Fulvic acid has immune strengthening properties to it which help the intestines to absorb minerals properly and detoxify roundup herbicides.rOundup frequently causes havoc with the intestinal tract killing off beneficial bacteria and helping bad strains to flourish.
Inulin, a prebiotic, can assist klebsiella, a harmful species, to overgrow and crowd out friendly bacteria. That's not what you want.
Colostrum helps heal the intestines as it provides immune system factors needed to preserve the health of the digestive tract.
Immune system "transfer factors" help teach the immune system how to defend its self against bad bacteria like map.
One more thing you need to research is the beneficial effect of soil organisms such as are in primal defense a probiotic specifically formulated to combat harmful species like map. One of the species in the formula bacillis subtillis creates 24 different antibiotic compounds some of which are lethal to map but friendly to you.
Hope you get feeling better soon, see ya.
I've been on here several times asking for suggestions for my ibs-d. Repeatedly, people have said I should start juicing, that would fix it. I think people don't know what the D stands for in ibs-d--diarrhea. I finally started juicing, figuring I had tried everything else. What a mistake! I've had worse diarrhea for the past 3 weeks than I've had in 20 years. Juicing is definitely NOT the answer for me. Also, 'detox' seems to be code for clean yourself out, which is not my problem. I've lost so much fluid that I'm cramping all over, lethargic, headachey and dehydrated.
Please, when you suggest juicing, be aware that some of us can't do it. Btw, I juiced leafy greens, lemon, ginger not sweet items like apples or grapes. I was hoping they would increase my gut bacteria, but I don't see how that's possible as fast as its' going thru.
Also, I saw one snarky response that said what did you expect when you put in all that liquid. Well, I didn't expect this. Now I feel like I've lost all the ground I gained getting off immodium. I had to take 6 yesterday just so I could get out to do my marketing. Sorry, but this gets a big thumbs down.
It is very kind of you to reply and to provide such valuable information. Thank you! I shall follow your advice.
Many thanks and all the best to you,
Your complaint seems to be IBS with D and mucus in the stools, and you're using magnesium chloride orally to try to clear the mucus. I hope that's working for you and that you're feeling better.
I'm writing about another aspect of IBS – chronic bowel spasticity. Low magnesium levels can contribute to this spasticity. If magnesium levels are low, TRANSDERMAL magnesium chloride oil can relieve the misery of spastic bowels within 20-30 minutes.
To be sure we're on the same page, this is how I would describe spastic bowels. They're contracting constantly and the bowel contents are moving along faster than normal. Transit time is reduced, so the large intestine can't absorb or remove much water from the stool before it is excreted. The stool may be too liquid when passed. A diarrhea-like condition may persist, even after the pathogen that started the diarrhea is long gone. Or, the stool may be solid and just be passed frequently in small amounts. The constant contractions of the bowel may compel the sufferer to run to the bathroom every 15-30 minutes round the clock, even preventing sleep.
Why do the bowels become spastic? Well, calcium is required for muscles to contract, and magnesium is required for muscles to relax. This is true of all muscles -- skeletal muscles, the muscles of the heart and blood vessels, and the smooth muscles such as those of the airway or the digestive tract. Low magnesium levels can prevent the bowels from relaxing.
Oral magnesium supplements are poorly absorbed (we absorb only about 4% of mag oxide taken orally) and can contribute to loose stools. Magnesium taken transdermally (applied to the skin) is better absorbed and doesn't contribute to loose stools. The magnesium ions are taken up by the capillaries under the skin and the whole dose is circulating through the body within 15-20 minutes.
In my case, I had bowel spasticity on and off for 1-1/2 weeks, slowly worsening despite any remedies I tried including oral magnesium, and I was exhausted. Only 20-30 minutes after the first transdermal application of magnesium oil, the spasticity was relieved and NEVER CAME BACK. From this result, I understood that my magnesium levels must have been very low. I decided to apply magnesium oil daily for a month to bring the levels back to normal.
Transdermal magnesium oil WILL NOT kill parasites or other pathogens in the digestive tract; that would have to be dealt with in another way. But it can rescue you from misery forever, if your persistent bowel spasticity is caused by low magnesium levels.
To make your own magnesium oil at home and save money, buy a pound or a kilo of magnesium chloride flakes. I trust the flakes from the ancient Zechstein sea deposits. Other Earth Clinic folks have used flakes from other sources and found them effective. This amount of flakes may last you 6-12 months, depending on how often you apply the magnesium oil. Store the unused flakes in an airtight container. Magnesium chloride is a thirsty salt and will absorb water from the air if left out in the open.
Magnesium oil recipe:
• Fill a drinking glass with magnesium chloride flakes and pour them into a glass bowl.
• Fill the same drinking glass with distilled water and add it to the bowl.
• Stir with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes until the salts are dissolved and the liquid is clear and sparkling.
• Pour the liquid through a funnel into a clean spray bottle; glass is best, but plastic is okay.
Instructions for use:
• Magnesium oil has a bleaching effect on fabric. It's best to apply it to dry skin in the bathroom after a shower but before getting dressed.
• Spray the magnesium oil into your open palm and rub your hands together. Massage the magnesium oil into your skin until it begins to feel dry.
• Repeat until you've applied it to arms, legs, chest and back, a total of about 15-20 squirts. This is a ball park figure; the exact amount isn't important.
• Dress after your skin is completely dry.
• If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute the magnesium oil with up to an equal amount of water, to be better tolerated.
• Most information sources say that low magnesium levels can be corrected with daily application of magnesium oil for about a month. It stands to reason that, if you're diluting the magnesium oil, it may take longer.
Diatomaceous Earth, Probiotics, Enzymes, Aloe
I am not a medical practioner, however this is what worked for my IBS.
First, go to the health food store and buy FOOD GRADE DE, diatemaceous earth. Mix 2 tablespoons with 1/2 cup water. Drink it down - tastes chalky, but this will rid your colon of any parasites. Do the research for FOOD GRADE DE, it helps cleanse your entire system.
Next, buy a good PROBIOTIC and DIGESTIVE ENZYME. Take as suggested.
***ALOE VERA JUICE - 2 or 3 Tablespoons, I mix with 1/2 cup water and again drink it down, two or three times a day. Aloe Vera juice is VERY healing.
To your health!
Aloe Vera Juice
I've had great results with "Lily of the Desert" gel...3 oz. last thing before bed.
Aloe Vera Juice
Can you please say how much and what kind of aloe vera juice, I would like to do this? Was it raw? Is there a particular brand that works the best?
I am writing regarding what I believe is an IBS problem that I developed around 5 years ago, when going through a stressful situation. I was severely constipated for a few months and began noticing the presence of mucus in my stools (until then I never noticed anything of this kind).
Although I have manage to improve a lot my condition, and rarely suffer from acute pain nowadays, I still tend to get constipated when there is a change in my routine or when I am feeling stressed.
What helps me best to "go" in the morning is one or two teaspoons of ascorbic acid mixed with bicarbonated sodium.
On the other hand, the only thing that has helped regarding the presence of mucus in the stool is when I take one teaspoon of magnesium chloride with water first thing in the morning, but it is not as effective as the ascorbic acid + baking soda for my constipation. When I discontinued the use of magnesium chloride and started taking the ascorbic acid again in the morning, the presence of mucus returned.
I read conflicting views regarding the use of bicarbonated sodim so I am uncertain if I should continue taking it, or if it s best to opt for the magnesium chloride. Just wondering if anyone had the same result with the magnesium chloride or has any thoughts regarding this issue.
Apart from this I am healthy, eat a balanced diet and so on.
Many thanks! Leila
Beta Glucan for IBS.
I found a huge relief with 3 x 400 mg Beta Glucan daily. Allready used psylium ( always let it soak in water for at least an hour or it will dehydrate your bowels ) and FOS. Ofcourse this was helpfull with the constipation. But the addition of the Beta Glucan took the pain in the bowels away.
For more info go to "http://www.youngagain.org/books.html" look for the pdf. Beta Glucan and you will find a reference for a given patent to the connection IBS and Beta Glucan.
-- "Another PCT patent was issued in 1992 WO94 04,136 for irritable bowel syndrome, including diarrhea and constipation in humans. This shows that many companies around the world realize the value of beta glucan in many health conditions and are busy trying to
patent their particular product. Every year you will see more and more such patents." --
It helped me .. hope it will help you to.
Onion, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar Enema
I have had IBS for many years and it has taken me this long to find out what it was and a cure if any. I was told by my family Dr. I had a blood disease at the age of approx. 12 or so, since then I have been following these symptoms, I have been constipated since I was born it got worse as I got older, I went from one Dr. to another for way too many years with the same stories, change my diet(?) etc. I was born on a farm so we had all kinds of apple and other fruit tree's that I ate all summer as well as corn and other veggies.I finally went to a Dr. and said listen what is wrong with my bowels(?)he said he would do some tests in the hosp.where I had to drink some barium and loads of other junk along with many tests, I said impossible. Nothing was ever resolved especially with Dr's. Then I asked my aunt what their history was on a farm, she had mentioned there was twins born into the family and one died from pneumonia, because the house was never insulated or air tight. Later on as years passed and my grandparents passed away my parents took the house.My father was fixing the house but not soon enough.There were eight children with colds constantly.When I got older I kept searching, I was very tall (5'11 1/2) at the age of 16-I was 110 Lbs. for many years and could never gain any weight at all, I continued to be constipated and severe back pain. Now here is the deepest secretes kept by the Government as well as the CDC and Drs. When a human is introduced to a very damp home it's generally called mold and/or fungi.For the past twenty plus years I have been trying every thing known to science and man-kind for info.and a cure, but absolutely nothing. For some odd reason I came across a great remedy; here is the best solution: and harmless; I use a big cup chop an onion into slices or dice them, use fresh garlic (I buy it already peeled in a container)then use ACV in the cup with all the ingredients, it's best to let this solution set in the cup for at least a day or over night, then take an enema where it cleans all the impurities and inflammation.I was so surprised to see all the foamy white stuff coming out. I also read where a certain amount inflammation is protection against diseases. Good Luck every one.This remedy is a God send for me.I was almost ready to have a heart attack because of this poison inflammation near my heart.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Recently started taking Apple Cider Vinegar for other health benefits and noticed a positive effect on my IBS problems. I don't even take it everyday but I take about 4 tablespoons at a time in juice to help with the taste. Before that I had luck in managing the symptoms with Slippery Elm Bark pills. Which I took when I felt an episode coming on.
Re: Irritabe Bowel Syndrome and Water Filters. Not all filters are created equal I have a gravity filter based on Black Berkey filters. Has done wonders for over all health along with water cure. Berkey removed flouride as well if you use the secondary PF2 filter. Most common filters do not remove flouride. There is one on TV right now being heavily advertised and it only claims to remove one thing from water. I assure you there are many many more things in water. Do your research. Google black berkey comparison. Flouride shuts down the thyroid.
I have acid reflux and also have concurrent IBS. My IBS has been helped greatly by a high dose vitamin D. I took a lower dose vitamin D and it didn't help.
There are a couple of things that I would try.
One would be charcoal. If you know you are going to eat something that will aggravate you, take a couple of charcoal tablets (not capsules) or a teaspoon of charcoal in 6 ounces of water. This will often help with gas/bloating.
Alternately, there are some herbal things to try. (Don't use charcoal within two hours of medication or herbal treatments.)
Peppermint - Have a cup of peppermint tea when you have something that may disagree with you. Or even easier, keep a bottle of peppermint essential oil with you and put a couple of drops into some water and drink it when you have something that might bother you.
Comfrey - You can make a comfrey tea to take with or after eating potentially offending foods.
You could also try just drinking comfrey and peppermint tea regularly. This may give some healing in the long term. You could drink 3-4 cups a day.
Let us know what you try and if it helps you.
~Mama to Many~
I have ibs and I get bad bloating after I eat salads and some steamed vegetables. I eat fennel seeds to help. Any other suggestions?
Another help for the beans is to soak them 2-3 days. Rinse and refill water each day. All seeds and beans have phytic acid, and antienzyme chemicals that prevent sprouting except for ideal circumstances- this is why we can eliminate some of these antinutrients by soaking.
IBS and Candida
ICV and Candida: 2012 was a tough year after 2 surgeries that lead to much research. In fall 2012, my period became quite heavy where I couldn't leave the house for more than 3-4 hours. In March 2013 was given a prescription to clot menstrual cycle, which resulted in a thrombosed vein - I believe was caused a blood clot (April 2013, surgery #1). Anemic and weight loss for a few months, then had ablation July 2013. Since ablation, symptoms of menstrual discomform persisted (low back pain and what seemed to be swollen ovaries). November 2013 had painful intestinal reaction after reintroducing wheat, dairy and sugar back into my diet (and probably stress). Took ACV and high quality aloe vera juice successfully with a couple bouts during the holidays. In late December, visited gastero doctor who diagnosed it as IBS. He suggested colonoscopy and CAT scan. The day after colonoscopy (December 21), I was in a fetal position in great pain. MD, Gastro and OB said it was probably yeast from drugs after surgeries. After consulting with a host of non-traditional resources, it seems my ICV (ileocecal valve) is problematic and bloating a sheer misery for 5 weeks.
Earth Clinic has helped immensely as well as Jini Patel Thompson's site to heal my inflamed large intestines. Looking back, my occasional symptoms have included bad menstrual cycles, sinus problems, tinninus, brain fog, heart palpitations and muscular issues. ICV symptoms can be many and is known as The Great Mimicker. The recommendation is to resolve inflamed intestines to alleviate it turning into IBD or Crohn's. There is a massage technique to address the ICV online; peppermint tea (enteric coated peppermint is excellent to help the peristaltic movement of the intestive), marshmellow and slippery elm to coat the intestines. I'm eating bone broth (made from organic grass fed beef bones and chicken, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini and garlic. I eat all except the celery and easy to digest foods such as avocado, banana, pear; juicing green vegetables with apples, parsley, cilantro and fresh ginger; avoiding dense foods, chips, sugars, wheats, dairy, fermented foods, legumes that cause gas (a little hummus is good), spicy hot, carbonation, scratchy veggies, grains and processed foods. I've also been doing allergy elimination via acupuncture which seems to help. I'm also taking wild oil of oregano and Grapefruit Seed Extract to kill bad bacterial and repopulating with a super good probiotic (Lactobacillus acidophilus, NAS super strain, 5 billion cfu (colony forming units), Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, LB-51 super strain, 5 billion cfu), Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Also incorporating oil pulling and castor oil packs (3-4 x per week) and activated charcoal 2-3x per week to help flush out the bad. Will start an Elemental Diet this week for 10-14 days, then plan to begin eliminating the candida through continued diet, rife and acupuncture (the candida diet is basically what I'm doing now to keep the pain away).
Moral? If you're suffering from any type of intestinal problems, please consider having olonoscopies and GI tests carefully. Even though my physicians were talking with one another, not one thought of telling me about the potential yeast problem nor did they caution me not to have the colonoscopy while my intestines were in a very fragile state. This ordeal has diminished my health considerably and is costing me financially, physically and emotionally just to get my life back to normal. Blessings and healing to those of you with any form of IBS.
I eat a Paleo diet and I had terrible IBS for years before I ate Paleo, I eat certain meat and offal raw, a lot of people on Paleo eat raw eggs as well. I was bought up on raw eggs with warm raw milk with honey in. I was a happy, fit child and I swear it was the raw eggs and milk etc. Great stuff, and since I've been eating the meat raw, or nearly raw, mine has corrected itself, and a long standing bowel problem has gone, and I feel many other benefits. It's early days yet but it can only get better if it's got me here so quick? Other things need mending bodily, but it will come, thanks to this way of eating, and I eat loads, its not a diet, its just an eating plan, but it's doing me good. Love Andrea C xxxxxxxxxxx
For Ulcer, you have to take 1 raw egg early in the morning in empty stomach and you have to supplement with vitamin C. But this can work for IBS-D as well, you have to try and see. IBS, CROHNS, stomach ulcer, UC, lactose intollerance, IBD, sibo all are just the branch of the GI disease manifesting simple and aggressive symptoms. Never heard of taking raw meat, myself at least.
I read on Natural News about a woman with ibs-d who said she ate only raw eggs and raw meat for a month and it cured the ibs-d. I'm okay with raw, but has anyone else heard of this? Some folks appear to make comments that are far-fetched on purpose, like a troll, with no care of the consequences. I'd like to do research first.
When you see "the mother" in reference to Apple Cider Vinegar (apple cider vinegar) this is referring to a natural raw pure vinegar. It should have a "muddiness" appearance to it, not perfectly clear. There will be sediment in the bottom and this is the good stuff. :) It has all kinds of beneficial healing properties in it. Organic is also best.
What is the "Mother" they are referring to when mixing these remedies with apple cider vinegar or whatever? I have seen with the Mother and seen another with the X... I am skimming thru the articles but don't know what they are talking about. It is under Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Treatment for IBS.
Any answers would be great :). Thanks