Complementary and alternative treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Separating fact from fiction
Do you feel like you’ve tried all the treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and you’re now tempted to try your hand at alternative methods? In this article, I’ll untangle the rumours from the facts to help you make the best decision possible. Hope this enlightens you, so let’s get started right away!
You might have heard that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can “calm” your digestive system and thereby diminish your symptoms. According to some studies, turmeric could have a beneficial effect in certain people with irritable bowel syndrome, but there is no proof that this is one of the effective treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.
Verdict: not enough supporting evidence.
But if you enjoy cooking with this spice, go right ahead! Here are some recipes that use it:
*FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that are partly responsible for causing symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). For more info, read this article.
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