I suffered for years from IBS and so did my daughter. Until one day when I was flying through Heathrow airport, in London, I stopped at the Boots Pharmacy in the airport. I asked them if they had anything for IBS. And the gal reached around to the shelf behind her and picked up a box of Colpermin. (peppermint oil) I bought many boxes and it worked great, so great that we are both cured. You can buy something in the US that is similar. I think its peptic something, but I am sure its on google.
I have had ibs d from last 2 yrs. After so many treatments, I found chromium picolinate helps a lot. My symptoms gone.
Tap water also contains high amounts of heavy metals, sediment and fluoride... it might not have been the chlorine necessarily. Type in your zip code on this site and get a reading of TDS (total dissolved solids) for your area. http://zerowater.com/tds.php?zip=
Hi Elizabeth, I used to have the same problem. As soon as I stopped eating wheat these problems disappeared and I now make my own bread with spelt flour which is a very old type of wheat and also spelt pasta.
Elizabeth. Having not seen your thread....ibs d. ugh. I had it for years. Could not leave the house, the whole 9 yards.
Followed many remedies and suggestions. The second biggest help for me was Teds Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tbsp 1/2 tsp of baking soda in a glass. Let fizz. Add 1/2 glass of water. Drink. It helped but was never the complete cure.
I was reviewing some notes earlier this year and stumbled on Teds remedy. In my notes it related to the connection of hormonal health being first in getting well. I did not write down what section I found it in.
It was dhea 12.5 mg to balance a females hormones. 1x a week. Second was 25mg dhea for intestinal health for a 130lb woman. I am a nearly 6 ft. Woman and average weight. So I used 50 mg of dhea. In the am
5mg of melatonin at bedtime. Within a day. It stopped. I took it 3 days. It was gone.
I followed up the following month with another 3 days.
It has been three months or so. It has not come back. Even if I take lots of c as sodium ascorbate. Which used to undo me.
The cost is about $10 to $15 to try.
I also am detoxed of fluoride and use teds other remedies. My diet is anything that is clean.
Vegetables oils...butter and coconut oil only.
Gluten and mostly grain free.
Sugar very little
It might be your answer.
I know exactly what you mean. IBS d.
It is awful. It has many causes. MRSA. C Diff can be thrown in there. Bacterial infection, Viral components. Mine is from no lower intestine. Surgically removed. My Mom picked it up after her last colonoscopy. Bacterial I think. I could not leave the house, or the bathroom most days. For 5 years She is in the same boat.
Things that helped:
table salt, sea salt only
vegetable oil, coconut oil or butter only
These eliminations provide a solid base to heal. Foundational platform.
Killing the viral bacterial component.
Ted's lysine remedy.
These are taken hourly. As lysine only lasts 55 minutes in the body. I make 3,4 dose bottles to last 3 days. 3 water bottles, fluoride free spring water. I pour off about an inch of water. in each bottle.
4 doses of 1000mg l lysine
1 dose 1500mg l threonine, sold as a pure powder on amazon
2 plain aspirin
1 dropper of methelene blue, from amazon aquarium suppliers.
M.B. recipe, It arrives in a powder form in a bottle. carefully add spring water to bottle to rim before cap area, this stains, make on a glass plate. Vitamin c mixed in some water removes stain, if it spills or drips. Order 1 2oz glass dropper bottle, fill dropper 2x with M.B. add to dropper bottle, fill remaining with mineral water leave enough room to put dropper back in.
Cap and agitate the bottle. you now have M.B. solution of .01solution to add to your remedy.
Add 1000mg of sodium ascorbate, vitamin c reacted with baking soda for optimal absorption.
Do each bottle the same. Cap and shake. Mark 4 equal doses for each. Take 1 dose an hour for 4 hours in AM. 1 bottle each day.
Alkalizing drink, the best one for the runs contains apple cider vinegar. The malates it provides help slow down the runs. It also helps constipation. It is a bowel corrector. It has many functions. It provides bicarbonates to digestion where it is critically needed in gallbladder and pancreas. It cleans up kidney and bladder carrying out debris and toxins harmlessly. It improves sleep and sleep stages. It also helps control cortisol during sleep when it tends to jump all over the place.
2 tbsp of ACV in a glass. Add 1/2 tsp baking soda, let fizz, add 1/2 glass of water and drink. 2x a day, 1/2 hour after food, 5 days out of 7. This also has some pain relieving qualities.
Hormones, the hidden culprit in most illness, especially intestinal issues. This has held true for my husband, daughters and my Mom. It does not matter your age. You need correct hormones in your intestine to run everything optimally. First, the devil in the details. Over estrogenation of every living thing on the planet. It is in food. water and environment.
Teds recommendation is DHEA, I took 100mg in the AM for 3 days. 2.5 to 5 mg of melatonin at bed time. Most people take 25mg a day of DHEA, or so but to get over the problem you need more. The first day my problem ended with just melatonin and DHEA. Then 2 extra days to make sure. I take a higher dose because I do not have a lower intestine and long past menopause. 5 days out of 7. Once you are well you can determine better your standard dosage. Quite a miracle.
For piles. 3 different things help. An old baby wipe container. Cut paper towels in half add to clean container. Pour in 1/2 spring water, 1/2 apple cider vinegar. Let it saturate the towels pour off any excess. Use these for cleaning area. Do not flush them.
Soothing pain. In a bottle. I mix 1/2 milk of magnesia and 1/2 castor oil. It acts as a barrier and healer. Apply with toilet paper.
Or a baby organic zinc ointment. Like desitin without petroleum.
2 things I recommend to look into. Vitamin d to get your immunity up to throw off the bacterial and viral things we encounter every day. Grassroots Health on Facebook is a great place to get solid information on it.
Bulletproof coffee. We have had great results with it. It is a great boon to health. Gut health and immunity. You can buy Dave Asperys products or cobble together your own. We just make our own.
When you get past the problem you most likely will be able to take magnesium maltate 250 mg 2x a day. Or use magnesium oil topically. You need it for everything. Especially strengthening sphincters.
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
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.
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.
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!
I want to say how grateful I am to find this site and the buttermilk suggestion cure for my IBS - D. I'm absolutely amazed, I have suffered severely for at least 15 years with absolutely no other helpful treatments or cures at all until now and within one day Yes only one day and I'm cured. I couldn't eat or drink anything without having to run to bathroom and I alway felt like I was starving even nauseous feeling even during and directly after eating. Organic buttermilk was suggested but I could only find CULTURED or regular buttermilk so I chose the cultured at my local grocery store in milk section [ just FYI info for other desperate people ] to someone else that may not have acsess to healthfood stores and it was very inexpensive aswell... Cultured Buttermilk worked a miracle for me. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps other aswell. Cindy
I had suffered for so long with bloating and stomach pains after meals. Nothing the doctor prescribed made any difference. I tried altering the diet, eliminating gluten, lactose and vegetables, but nothing made any difference. I was becoming very miserable, because as well as the physical side, IBS is a horribly embarrassing problem, and I was loathe to stay in friends' houses.
Then I discovered Kefir, a probiotic. Even my GP had never heard of it, but it's made so much difference. My stomach is flatter and the pains have disappeared. It couldn't be simpler to use. Just add a sachet of Kefir to a jug of milk or soya milk (keep covered and out of bright light) and up to 24 hours later it will have fermented, like yogurt (but the effects for me were far more beneficial than yogurt). I eat it every morning on cereal with a little honey to taste.
I hope this helps other people as it helped me.
Apple Cider Vinegar
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. What a wonderful natural remedy. I have been suffering from IBS for years. One evening when I was having too much of problem, I surfed the net and came across this remedy. I took a single dose of ACV and felt better. I took one dose next morning and passed the day without any problem. Now I am taking just one dose in the morning and feeling good. One precaution, n it causes constipation so you have to keep this in mind
Hi Kazim have you tried lemons? they do wonders for the digestion.. Squeeze a cupfull of lemon juice.. Dilute it five times and add honey to taste.. Then take a glass a day. It also kills off unwanted parasites in the digestive system, it does so many things that are positive its well worth a try.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This response is for Kazim from Pakistan - Kazim, I would also recommend reading Jordan Ruben's book entitled, "Patient Heal thyself". Your condition is most certainly resulting from a "Leaky Gut" which is how you have developed so many food allergies. Leaky Gut comes about by way of Gut Flora inbalance (Dysbiosis), or other words, your gut is over run by bad bacteria and other micro-organisms. My 6 year old has had IBS since she was 2. We are currently using the "GAPS Diet" to treat her. In order to heal you must achieve the following. 1st - Starve the bad bacteria through diet. 2nd - Nourish the body with proper food and probiotics. It can take some time to heal. Also read "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" by Natasha Campbell-Mcbride (GAPS) It has the detailed information you need to adjust your diet so you stop feeding your bad micro-organisms. We are starting to see formed excreta (mixed with Diahrea) after four terrible years with IBS. Stomach pains are totally Gone. Quality of life is much improved. Also, find a highly rated Enzyme supplement. This will help you to digest while you are healing. Oh and one more thing. Modern day wheat is a pernicious evil. You must eliminate is from your diet emediately! Good Luck to you! I am 100% certain that you can heal yourself! Keep going! "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. " -Luke 11:9
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Amazing how this instantly cured my IBS! I have been suffering with IBS for about a year now. I got IBS at age 14 and it really made high school a living hell. Now I'm currently 15 and I'm cured! The quality of life is so much better for me now. I recommend AVC to everyone with IBS, it works amazingly.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I took your advice and have been drinking the ACV with Mother for 5 days. I feel much better and have noticed a little energy surge. Thanks so much for this great idea. What is funny is that my Dad drank ACV and honey every day way back in the 60's and my mom made us kids drink it too. I never knew why, maybe they knew about it's healing ability. :~)
Apple Cider Vinegar
To Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe
You can drink Ted's Alkalizing formula at any time of the day, there are no rules. However, there are certain times when you take, it will assist in digestion and healing.
Why after Lunch and dinner?
When you eat your food, the stomach secretes the acid HCL to pre digest the food, break the proteins and creates an acidic mixture. When this predigested food (which is still acidic) enters the Small Intestines the pancreas releases the bicarbonate to neutralize the acid and make it alkaline and to create a healthy environment so the intestines can digest the food normally.
So as I said approximately after 10 mins or 15mins the food enters the small intestine, when you take ted's alkalizing formula at this time, the already acidic small intestine environment( for a person with IBS CONSTIPATION) will be neutralized and the food is properly digested. And this alkalizing mixture inhibits the bacterial activity. When the digestion is normal and complete, the excretion is is natural and complete. No constipation.
Why After Bowel Movement?
After a bowel movement the fecal matter in large intestine is almost empty and digesting foods in the small intestines are minimal (if this is a morning bowel movement).
Now you have more region to be easily reached by the alkalizing formula. This alkalizing formula acts an intestinal ointment. The empty(nearly) small intestines which has more bacterial overgrowth that release acids can inflame the intestines and cause constipation as well. When the alkalizing formula reaches the intestines it will neutralize the acid and also inhibit the pathogenic overgrowth. Neutralizing the acid in the small intestines relieves constipation and promotes intestinal rejuvenation.
Depending on the type of bacteria or parasites IBS can vary from Constipation to Diarrhea.
This is only a first step towards the treatment of IBS, fortunately this is alone enough for few people.
Hope I explained well.
Black Strap Molasses cured my IBS. I have suffered with alternating constipation and diarrhea for ten years. In the last few years mostly diarrhea at least once everyday. I started taking BSM for my anemia after reading your website and was pleasantly surprised to find that it also cured my IBS. And it got rid of any PMS issues. I have no pre-menstrual symptoms at all. Mine was never terrible, but what little I had was gone. I was so excited that I shared this info. with my sister who has the same issues as me with the IBS and she has worse PMS...and she was thrilled with the results! Wow! I take 1 tbls. each night before bed. I use the sulphured molasses...tastes nasty to me, but it's worth it!
I know that this might sound to simple, but please try CERTIFIED ORGANIC BUTTERMILK.
I have been in such IBS intestinal pain, gas, bloating, burping, D etc., ....all this came about after I finished an IBS study for meds (4mths), incl CBT (cognitive behavior therapy.) The meds gave me nasty side effects and the CBT although nice, but also not effective. You have no idea all the natural things & meds that I have tried all these years. Nothing worked.
Our local health food store recently started to carry the NEW and ONLY one out there...Certified Organic Buttermilk. I could not find this before. The conventional buttermilk just did not help me as it did prior to the late 60's. I grabbed the last 3 liter cartons and drank 1 liter that day and started on the others first thing on an empty stomach in the mornings. By the afternoon of the 2nd day....everything started to subside drastically. After the 3rd liter (3rd day), I could not believe that all my IBS attacks symptoms had vanished. All these years of suffering with next to no remission time.
I ordered 4 more liters and drank 1 liter per day. It has now been 2 weeks and I am IBS free. My D stopped on the 2nd day, along with the intense cramping. My tummy has greatly reduced in size and I am not gassy, burpy or acid reflux, and my D is gone.
I have been eating all my trigger foods with no problem. If I feel a twinge coming on, I merely pour a very large glass of this amazing thick, rich buttermilk and drink it all in one shot. Do not sip at it. It seems to work best when you drink it all at once.
I can't seem to get enough of it. My body is craving it like nothing I have experience before. I advance ordered another 4 liters. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CERTIFIED ORGANIC BUTTERMILK AND THE CONVENTIONAL ONE.
Research the ingredients for yourselves and you will see. This type of buttermilk is like the product my mom use to give me when was a kid to settle down my IBS. Nothing has worked like this since until now. Check out Harmony dairy in Ontario. They seem to be the only ones supplying it so far. (btw: the ACV almost killed me and although I have been using coconut oil for the past 2 yrs., it too has not settled down my IBS.) I hope this remedy helps someone as much as it has helped me.
True. Glutamine works in 2 ways. First, it is the preferred source of fuel for enterocytes- the cells that line the small intestine. Second, it increases sIgA (secretory immunoglobulin A), an important immune cell. If the IBS is caused by an infection such as yeast or parasites, Glutamine will be helpful. However, symptomatic relief from glutamine should make you consider testing for parasites- but not through conventional labs such as Quest or Labcorp. The best lab I've found and use with all of my patients is Metametrix. -Dr. Andrew Brandeis
I also had trouble drinking water in the past. I just didn't care for water unless I was really thirsty, only I did not get all that thirsty for water. I also suffered from Irritable bowel syndrome badly.
I found that if I take a glass jar (like from a jelly or a jam product and clean it thoroughly, I can fill it with ordinary tap water but I must place the glass of water in the refrigerator (not the freezer). For some reason I love the water cold? Then I can drink it like crazy! But remember that the cold water can give you a sore throat so allow the refrigerated water out of the refrigerator before drinking it for awhile so that the water is not too cold, it will still be cold enough to drink and enjoy. Now that I drink refrigerated water, my irritable bowel syndrome isn't bothering me anymore!
Just letting others know what works for me with drinking plenty of water.
Art, thank you so much for replying. I will speak with my doctor about the vitamin D and the Melatonin. I used to take Melatonin just to help me sleep, but did not realize it had so many other good factors as for the IBS. I believe I will start taking these myself because I feel if I can get this under control myself then I won't have to go to the doctors. As I said, I am up during the wee hours of the morning up until about 7/8 am when things settle down and I don't have any issues for the rest of the day or evening until after I got to bed and sleep for a couple of hours then awakened to an urgent need to go to the bathroom. It is so frustrating. There are things I want to do but I have limited my time out because I am so afraid of having an "accident" or an episode. This is nothing I have experienced before with the IBS and as much as I do get some bloating, the pain is very annoying and aggravating.
I have been drinking coconut water, one bottle or so a day, using coconut/almond milk in my coffee, eating very blandly such as plain scrambled eggs, plain toast with just jam or a waffle or two with peanut butter. It seems no matter what I have done though has helped. So frustrating.
Thank you again for your response. All is taken with great hope that I can get this under control.
Infusion: The Calamus root tea is only prepared as a cold-infusion. A level teaspoon of Calamus roots is soaked in 1/4 litre of cold water overnight, lightly warmed in the morning and strained. Before using, warm the tea in a waterbath.
Take 6 sips of Calamus root tea daily (one sip before a meal and one sip after it).
Eating green bananas (not ripe, hard to peel) will rebuild the intestinal lining. Carrot juice is also helping
Look also in the Pulse test book (by Arthur Coca) to learn how to determine if you have some allergies.
Eleanor, I have been trying to post a correction to ec. My phone was not cooperating, I got it half typed and poof..gone.
Hopefully this will hold. Pregnenolone 25mg. My last 2 bottles are from Vitamin Shoppe and are by mg not mcg. Teds instruction says mg. I took a quick look at available doses 30 mg is what is being sold. From what I am seeing.
Yes lithium is mcg.
The first problem I encountered in sending the answer was the paragraph on progesterone cream. I had not realized it was not appearing on my post.
My son cleaned up my phone somehow. Hopefully this reaches you.
Progesterone cream. 1 pump placed on upper body changing location each time. 2 to 3 x a week. Ted says real progesterone not mexican yam derived. I have used Now brand. But there are others that are in tubs with dosing instructions.
Sorry for the mistake. Being unable to send a reply was torture. Janet
Janet, thank you for your response. I am already doing all the items on the first section, elimination. I will get the items needed for the rest of your post and start that when I've gotten it all. I have some lysine, but probably not enough, and the dhea but will have to get the methylene blue. I may have the l-threonine, will have to look. I have tried everything! When I try something new, I usually stick to it rigidly for at least 1 month and then reassess to see how it's affecting me. Thanks again.
Methylene blue is the most confusing dilution to make. I found a simple instruction 5 years ago. I can no longer find my source. It is on E.C. somewhere.
When I receive my bottle of powder. I add water, to the rim below the cap.
Cap and shake gently. Leave that stand a bit so excess drops out of the upper area of the bottle.
Using the dropper from an empty 2 oz dropper bottle. I fill it. It only fills about 3/4 the way. I put 2 of those in my dropper bottle. Then I add water carefully to the rim below the cap. Leaving room to put dropper in.
I dose 1 dropper into the 4 dose lysine remedy. It usually dissipates its blue when it sits with the whole remedy. I have used a little too much by a drop or two. I have used a little less by a drop or two. No harm to our family.
We have had some light green blue urine. Not often. Never had it gone to eyes. You could try a half dropper if you wish. Taking extra c removes the blue according to Ted. We haven't needed to.
Here is the methylene blue page. Explaining other methods. I did try to make it by cc with a syringe. Then I found the one I use. It works. No after problems.
Thanks, Janet, I've got some mb on order and will follow your directions when it arrives. Just wanted to make sure. And to the other poster--I have gone gluten free, strictly, for over 2 months in the past and it didn't change anything. I've always wondered--I had chemo as a child (18 months, so I don't remember it & my parents wouldn't tell me what or why--said I'd never get life insurance if I mentioned it). Did that start my problem? Is there any way to fix it now? I'm 60, so I guess all I can do at this point is live as well as I can. But, wow, that ibs d really makes life hard.
For the remedy it is one dose per bottle.
Some folks take more sodium ascorbate, per day as a normal thing. This is based on Ted's doses for the remedy.
In his instructions it is the first dose. All of the sodium ascorbate. I changed it because, "six people" Leaving the house with remedy in hand for work etc. It works this divided up way for us.
Ted's actual instructions call for the Threonine, methylene blue and sodium ascorbate to be dosed first in am. The lysine hourly. I got so confused as to who had what when. 2 people work third shift here. It is even more confusing as 1 third shift is Sunday that is counted as Monday. The other starts Monday but that is really Monday that is actually Tuesday. 1 works second shift. 2 work mornings with different start times. I could not keep it straight. I still cannot. Lol.
So I experimented on myself first. Thank goodness it worked.
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.
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.
After I saw the recommendations on this site, I started mixing coconut oil into smoothies, adding to butter on toast etc and within hours of the first time I used it my stomach stopped hurting and making that percolating sound for the first time in over a year. I take a little bit now whenever my stomach seems out of sorts (I can even eat a bit of chocolate which is an IBS trigger for me if I have some coconut oil afterwards) and the chronic discomfort is gone.
Apple Cider Vinegar
You might look into the SCD diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). I read a book about it called "Food and the Gut Reaction" by Elaine Gottschall. There is a website too that offers lots of info on it. Just type in SCD Diet. Its safe and although its a big dietary change it works. It shows what you can eat while your body repairs itself. Good luck. I've tried it.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you recently had an in-depth stool test? Not the kind they use to check for colon cancer as advertised on tv, but one that also tests for microbiomes and gut flora etc. Only that way can they see what is in your gut and how to combat it, whether it be digestive enzymes, probiotics, quercitin, etc.
I have suffered with ibs-d for 1 year and tried several natural remedies that have not worked for me. I was constantly getting colds and flus and I was very weak. A friend recommended a high quality probiotc (Natren healthy trinity and Life Start 2) with amazing results. My diarrhea and loose bowels stopped immediately. My first few days involved more normal bowel movements and I did experience gas as my flora in my intestines was being restored. I was told this was normal and would clear up. It is very early in my recovery, but the results so far has been very positive. I hope this is helpful to others.