IBS

Preventing and Easing Constipation

Constipation, infrequent or difficult to pass bowel movements, can cause abdominal pain and bloating. It’s a pretty common complaint among those eating a low fiber diet. Foods such as eggs, red meat and cheese are low-fiber/high fat and slow down digestion. Balancing out your diet with plenty of high fiber foods help to rev up that sluggish digestive system and is one of the best ways of preventing and treating constipation.

There are other less well-known causes of constipation. Certain medications such as narcotic painkillers, antacids, blood pressure medications and allergy medicines containing antihistamines can be the culprit behind constipation. People suffering from hypothyroidism, where the thyroid gland is underactive, are dealing with a slowed metabolic process. This includes the digestive system.

Lack of exercise also plays a major role in constipation. Too much sitting can really slow down the system whereas activity and good muscle development helps to keep digestion running smoothly.

Back to those high fiber foods! The average American only consumes around 13 grams of fiber per day which doesn’t even come close to the recommended amount. Women ages 18 to 50 should be getting 25 grams per day and men in the same age bracket should have 38 grams. After age 50, the numbers go down slightly at 21 grams for women and 30 grams for men. The most fiber filled foods include fruits (pears, berries, apples and oranges), vegetables (carrots, potatoes, squash, broccoli and Brussels sprouts), beans, lentils, split peas, whole grain breads, brown rice, oatmeal, nuts and seeds.

Last but certainly not least is making sure you are fully hydrated. The digestive process slows down considerably when we aren’t taking in enough water and dehydration can lead to constipation. Using re:iimmune helps to optimize your digestive tract as it contains L-Glutamine which draws water over the intestinal wall and aids in absorption. We’ve also included probiotics, friendly bacteria, and a prebiotic food source to encourage healthy bacterial growth. Kick constipation to the curb with proper hydration, a high fiber diet and plenty of exercise!

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

An estimated 1 in 5 people suffer from a condition known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Characterized by pain, bloating, cramping, gas, constipation and diarrhea, many digestive disorders mimic the symptoms of IBS so it can be difficult to pin down a diagnosis. The digestive tract naturally contracts to move digested food through to the bowels. In sufferers of IBS, those contractions are uncoordinated and this leads an accumulation of mucus and toxins in the intestines. For those diagnosed with IBS, there are three different types. The first group are more prone to constipation, others are more prone to diarrhea and about half are prone to alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea.

Diet, food intolerances, stress, unbalanced hormones and disruption of the natural bacteria in the gut are all contributing factors to IBS. Common symptoms of the syndrome include. . .

 

  • Gassiness, bloating and swelling of the stomach
  • Abdominal stomach pain and cramping
  • Change in bowel movements from diarrhea to constipation
  • Urgency to go to the bathroom, incontinence, bladder problems
  • Low energy and feeling sick
  • Feeling of not completely emptying your bowels
  • Mucus in the stool

 

So what can sufferers of IBS do to help bring their system back into balance? The first step in managing digestive health is to work with your doctor on an elimination diet for removing food triggers. Common foods that trigger symptoms are dairy products, red meat, caffeine, sugar and alcohol. A diet that has recently become popular and shown positive results is called the FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. Foods avoided in this diet contain carbohydrates that are incompletely absorbed in the intestines and are easily fermented by gut bacteria. These undigested sugars cause gas, pain and diarrhea. Avoiding inflammatory foods and regulating digestion with fiber and probiotic rich foods is recommended to those with IBS.

re:iimmune is here to assist in your recovery as well. Hydration is essential in maintaining a healthy intestinal tract. The L-glutamine in re:iimmune works to rebuild delicate tissues in the intestinal lining and the various strains of probiotics help to balance the digestive system. Finally ginger root extract soothes nausea and aids in decreasing inflammation. This combination helps those who are battling IBS and other illnesses get better, better!

Why would you NOT re:iimmune?

Why Wednesday

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“A better question is “Why would you Not re:iimmune?”

I have suffered from IBS since I was a teenager, I know how important “gut health” is so when I heard about re:iimmune I knew I had to try it.  I have used it for a couple years and I love it.  Every morning I drink a full glass of it, so it helps rehydrate me and the probiotics keep my gut in check. Since starting on re:iimmune I have not had any IBS issues, even in situations that would otherwise cause a flare up. I also have shared the product on numerous occasions with my elderly parents when they have had the flu and or have to take antibiotics and it has helped them recover faster and like me, my Dad thinks the salty flavor is great.  So, why re:iimmune…because it is all about taking care of yourself, being healthier, and living an active life style with NO side effects.”  –Paula T.

IBS is one of many gut related disorders that make life miserable for countless individuals, in fact IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the U.S. and that’s just one gut related disorder among many. There are diet regimes and medications that help alleviate the daily discomfort that goes along with most of these digestive disorders, while re:iimmune® is here to help boost your progress, and pitch in some extra aid on the especially challenging days. Hydration is a key component in maintaining a healthy intestinal tract, so naturally the Clinical Strength Hydration™ found in a glass of re:iimmune®, combined with its intestinal immune support formula, provide a safe and easy way for you to get better, better™The L-Glutamine in our intestinal immune support formula works to rebuild the delicate tissue specifically found in your intestinal lining, while the ginger root extract soothes nausea and aids in decreasing inflammation. One of the most important things you can do for your body when you’re dealing with a digestion upset is to add a pre and probiotic blend to your diet, re:iimmune® combines 14 different probiotic strains with one essential prebiotic (food for the probiotics to live off of). Probiotics will allow your body to produce the good bacteria your digestive system requires in order to function properly.

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