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?
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.
Mark, are you drinking enough?
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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 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
The buttermilk has live probiotics, that's why it helps. I would never say I'm cured because it does come back--eat the wrong thing or stress and I've got a flare that can last a year. I've been making and drinking my own kefir which has been a fantastic help, so if you can't get good buttermilk you can try kefir. I haven't taken supplements for my insomnia the last 3 day, took ambien b/c too much going on & had to sleep. Plan tonight to take l-glutamine + 5-htp+ taurine + vit e. Any thoughts? It's morning now & I can change it if you have any ideas. Thanks.
Hi I had my IBS for more than 6years but until now always usually in morning feeling like stomach not feeling well on and off. But at afternoon it will slowly become better. And usually a lot of urine feel like want to go to toilet. Please advice.
I think my last post didn't make it! If this is redundant- my apologies. I fought with e-coli, and started losing 1/2 a lb a day. I took pro-biotics, anti-biotics, nothing helping. I take D____, a blackberry liquid. I can only find it on Amazon, and a few nutrition stores in Dallas, TX. It totally helped. I suffer from IBS, as well, and I take the it about 2-3 x a week. It lets me live normally!!!
Avoid Dairy, Drink Raw Milk
I suffered from IBS for many years and after 1 month of avoiding all pasteurized dairy and drinking 1 8 oz cup of RAW goats milk per day my symptoms are greatly improved.
I have had IBS / Chrohn for awhile now. Probably over 10 years or more. I always thought that I was weak and was easily food sensitive or that my intestines were weak and it would constantly get scarred and bleed. I often get diarrhea after eating and my stools would often contain Mucus and Blood. Never knew that it was abnormal. Not until my sister was diagnosed with an intestinal infection that was resistant to anbiotics and displayed the same symptoms as me, and that was when I became aware that probably I had an infection as well.
I read that alot of times, IBS could be caused by a parasite infection. These parasites are very hard to detect in the stool samples and hard to kill, because they live in your mucus membrane of your intestines which is very thick in Fat and the parasites themself also have a very thick layer of cell wall protecting their bodies from regular treatments as well, making them extremely difficult to get rid of. If you want to get rid of these Parasites, you need to strip the Fat off 1st, and a good way to do this is by Sea Salt. and These parasites also live off of carbohydrates and feed off our foods. So we need to cut off their supply of foods as well. So I decided to go on a Flush and Fasting for the next 4 days. Here is what I did below.
1st Day: Drink 2 teaspoon of Sea Salt mix in 1 Liter: Early morning before eating or drinking anything. within 30 minutes, I went to bathroom and alot of diarhea and gunk came out. Then I Prepared 2 Liters of Lemon Mixture. Each Liter contained Water, 2 lemon, 6-8 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup (100%, Grade B), and 1/2 cayenne pepper. Mix well. And drink about 8-10 oz every hour or so for the whole day.
2nd Day: (Same as 1st day). But, I flushed with sea salt 2x. One time in morning and one time before I go to bed. and I also added 2 tablespoon of Applecider Vinegar mixed in 8 oz of water after each flush. I waited for 30 -45 minutes after the Sea Salt Flush to go through, then I would drink my Applecider Vinegar in 8 oz of water. Wait for about 15-30 minutes, and then drink my lemon mixture (8-10oz every 1 hour or so, until I am done with the 2 liters).
3rd Day: (Same as 2nd Day). But, I flushed 3x with Sea Salt (and now, I increased by 1 teaspoon, so each time I flushed, I was using 3 teaspoon in 1 liter of water), followed by 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar within 30 -45 minutes after each flush.
Note: The reason why, I flushed 3x istead of 2 (and also increasing 1 extra teaspoon) is because , I want to make sure to do it frequent enough and for the Sea Salt to be strong enough to kill all the Bacterias that are harmful and parasites or anything else in my intestines that are living in there that could be harmful to me. And I want to flush them all out. On this 3rd day, I honestly feel like a hollow tube. Flush, Flush, Flush.
4th Day: I also Flushed for 3 times (with 3 teaspoon of Sea Salt in I liter of water), but now, I discontinued and stop using the Lemon Mixture with cayenne pepper. Instead, I bought 3 bunches of Cilantro at the store and I blend it with 2-3 Tablespoon of Milk Thistle ( you could either use milk thistle seeds, roots, or stems). What I had on me was milk thistle seeds that I ordered online (i already had this a few months before), so I ended up using those.
After I flushed with Sea Salt, I waited for the flush to go through, then I would drink the 2 Table spoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water and waited for at least 15 minutes, then I would grind 1 bundle of cilantro with 2-3 tablespoon of flax seeds. (I repeat this process every 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours or so, because by this time, I am begining to crave for food and I just wanted to end this 4 day fasting as fast as I could. But I couldnt stop yet, because I wanted to make sure that I got rid of eveything and also I wanted to detox my body from heavy metal and mercury.)
The reason why I chose not to use the lemon mixture with Maple syrup on my 4th day, was because I wanted to make sure that All surviving parasites or bacterias or harmful creatures living in my intestines will finally starve on this 4th day. Also, cilantro and Milk Thistle is a good combo to get rid of all heavy metals, including mercury in my system. So I wanted to also get rid of heavy metals and other toxins in my intestines and body systems as well.
By the time, that I was done with my 3rd and final flush, I got so sick from drinking the Sea Salt water, (Just the smell of it was bringing fear and chills down my spine) That I didnt drink the apple cider vinegar on my 3rd flush, but instead, I just drank the Cilantro bundle blended with 2 tablespoons of Flax Seeds.... And then I waited for a good half an hour to 1 hour before I started to eat regular soft food (I ate 2 big burritos) and NO DIARRHEA OR BLOODY STOOL (usually, I would get diarrhea within 30 minutes or so)!!!
Next day, I ate, and NO DIARRHEA OR BLOODY STOOL... And I was very thankful and It has been that way ever since.... I am just very thankful, and I felt that my prayers has been finally answered. God Luck in using this 4 day method to cure your IBS. You are in my prayers.
Note: There are many times, that I wanted to end this fast early, especially on my 3rd day and 4th day... But I am totally glad that I stuck through it. I dont know if just flushing for 2 days would completely get rid of everything, but I was thinking that I wanted to end this torment once and for all, so I chose to do it in 4 days and slowly built my body up to 3 Sea Salt flushes per day (using starting with 2 teaspoon and ending with 3 teaspoon of Sea Salt). That is alot of flushing though.
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This is really interesting, has anyone has had positive experience yet?
Lisa from Bullhead, I'd love to use the lemon peels, but I'm really afraid of the pesticides on it. I've seen an organic lemon and it's not shiny like the ordinary lemons are. I don't have access to organic right now, so how would I use ordinary lemon rind??
Thanks for the lemon info, Lisa! I just bought 3 beautiful lemons a couple of days ago, planning on just juicing them, but now I just washed and put one in a freezer bag into the freezer!
Just curious as to the flush and fasting you tried. What diet were you on when you did the flush and fast for 4 days??
I have to give this one a nay. I have in the past been able to take this herb with no problems as a sleep aid, but ever since my gastrointestinal problems got worse, I can't take Valerian without experiencing an IgE response. I can't see how this would possibly be healing to the gut given that reaction, and I would use it with extreme caution if you do have similar problems.
I've suffered from IBS for over a year and tried various remedies without success. I read an article on the internet that stated taking L-Lysine tablets could help cure IBS. I started taking one tablet (500mg) each day on an empty stomach. I noticed an improvement within a week and now two weeks later all symptoms of IBS have disappeared. I mentioned this to the owner at my local health store but she was adamant that L-Lysine would not ease IBS symptoms. I feel totally free of all the symptoms that I have suffered with over the past year so would suggest to any IBS suffers just to try L-Lysine for a month in hope that it works for you. Good luck.
Have you tried cutting all forms of Gluten out of your diet. I used to be like you and I am much better. You probably have undiagnosed Celiac Disease. It is very hard to diagnose even when you take all their tests. The only way to know for sure is to study gluten and all the names for it in food and remove it totally from your diet. If you have Celiac Disease and you don't remove Gluten from your diet you will get intestinal cancer. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that manifests with intestinal damage when you eat gluten products. If you have any problems eating dairy products that is also a big tip off that you have Celiac. I got lactose intolerant from intestinal damage due to Celiac. I have been gluten free for 9 months and I can eat some dairy now. Get the book "Wheat Belly", it will save your life.
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Have you cut out Wheat/Gluten from your diet? And RAW milk would really really help you, check it out on this site and raw_milk_facts.com. RAW is not anything like commercial dairy, it actually will help getting the right bacteria in your gut again so you digest food. Read up on RAW milk so you know how it will help, and on Wheat and Gluten ( I liked the factual info in Wheat Belly--so I understand that today's wheat is not real food anymore and dangerous). Take 1 step at a time in making changes you can health yourself with more success w/o modern toxic meds. Check out info on digestion, food allergies etc.. on site and there are so many helpful hints to get you going to a healthier new life, good health to you.
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To Kazim from Peshawar, Pakistan: Some of the symptoms you describe "severe pain on middle and right side of ribs (stomach side), no appetite" point to gallbladder problems or gallstones. I had those same symptoms and had to have my gallbladder removed. The test is a simple ultrasound.
Unfortunately, I still have acid reflux and ibs, so getting your gallbladder removed doesn't fix all issues that you may be having. Try a plant based diet, with lots of natural juices (I purchased a juicer). The juices may relieve the pain in your back & right side of your stomach.
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Hi kazim I had 99% of the same symptoms u are experiencing. I have tried everything under the sun to cure this condition. To much despair lots of doctors have failed to help and then this one doctor cured my 5 yr old condition. Google "sarotena" and "franxit" and tell your physician these mild anti-depressants will cure take care of your IBS. Now that my problems are better I maintain (helps a lot) my stomach health by doing yoga and excercised (ones that make you sweat) to improve stomach health. Taking Apple Cider Vinegar one a day is also very helpul, so is a cup of probiotic yogurt. Hope my advise can solve your issues.
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Does this really work? How much should I take?? I've been suffering from ibs for so long and I'm miserable!! I've tried ginger tea, Rolaids, ect and nothing works for me. I'd really like to try Apple Cider Vinegar so please can someone help me out on how I should be taking it?? Thank you!!
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Jessica, 1 T. in 8 oz. of water, morning and evening is generally enough to help with tons of health problems. But you might want to start with 1 t. per glass of water for a few days first and then work up to 1 T. I know it has made a big difference in my own digestive challenges. (reflux and gall bladder.)
If you have not tried Slippery Elm, you could try that, too. It is a great herb for IBS. You would take 1 t. Of powder 4 times a day. Rachel Weaver recommends this in her book, "Be Your Own Doctor. " For IBS, she would also recommend 2-3 cups of comfrey tea each day. Both herbs are excellent for IBS and other disorders. She would also say you must resolved the cause of IBS, be it constipation, diet, etc. But that the slippery elm and comfrey will help give much relief. Both are healing to the digestive tract.
Let us know what helps you!
~Mama to Many~
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In the classic book on the beneficial use of Apple Cider Vinegar, "New England Folk Remedies" ACV's anti bacterial quality and helpful digestive capability effectively deals with diarreah. I've used it many times over the years for any kind of lower track issue especially diarrhea. Use a tablespoon or two in a glass of water and sip over thirty minutes. If you can take it faster than that do so. Repeat an hour later. You might need more depending on the severity of the microbe.
I was overseas a few months ago and knew that the area along the Mediterrainian where I would be, would likely give me a bad case of lower track infection and sure enough it hit me hard; but I'd brought a small container of AcV. I found some more in a local market and between the two warded off a really nasty assault by some unknown microbe.
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Trudyg - have you ever tried activated charcoal for your IBS? My husband had chronic diarrhea for years. (Decades?) He never saw a doctor for it, just suffered and took a lot of Pepto Bismol. After learning about IBS I figured that was what it was. It did seem somewhat diet related (ice cream especially aggravated him) but he isn't much for dietary changes. A few years ago I started to learn about charcoal and was using it for lots of things. I started to give it to him for diarrhea. He was skeptical, but did start seeing it helped him a good bit. He now reaches for it himself. I realized at some point, that I haven't bought Pepto Bismol in years! And he doesn't seem to need the charcoal much anymore either. His diet has slowly improved and he has given up some foods as they cause heart arrythmia for him (caffeine). Anyway, John Dinsley, in his book, Charcoal Remedies, talks about using charcoal for IBS. You can take the tablets - 4-6 between meals. He says if this is too much to put 4 T. In water, shake it up, strain out the particles and then drink the water. (6 oz. ) I think. You can reuse the charcoal again and again to make more grey water to drink. Jessie
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Hi Trudyg... Comfrey Tea and Slippery Elm would both be fine for the diarrhea form of IBS. Slippery Elm is actually used for both constipation and diarrhea. It is a very gently and effective stabilizing herb. Hope that helps.... ~Mama to Many~
I just heard that a diet called Low FODMAP diet is helpful in relieving the symptoms. Basically, it's keeping fermented foods out of the diet. If anyone has tried this, please do let us know. Thanks!
Hi, I have tried the FODMAP diet, roughly :) I have cut out some fruits such as apples, as they send me straight to the loo! Also I try not to eat fruits containing polyols or excess fructose. It seems to have worked but I am know suspecting it could be the tap water. Am definatly going to supermarket to get 20L of spring water. Am also trying the apple cider vinegar with water X
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