Irritable Bowel Syndrome

One of the most common bowel disorders experienced by many Westerners, especially in the United States, is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Young adults are reported as being the most commonly affected with IBS and this is generally due or attributed to poor diet and lifestyle.

To solve (heal) a disease you must first know what the disease is followed by knowing its etiology (cause or origin). Basically, IBS is an inability to move the bowels and the solution to the problem is to simply move the bowels.

IBS is a disease or disorder of the intestinal tract in general, the colon in particular. Technically, IBS is a form of colitis (inflammation of the colon), called “mucous colitis,” inflammation of the colon caused by mucus.

Causes and Risk Factors

Processed foods lack enzymes and enzymes stimulate the natural function of peristalsis, the wavelike muscular contractions that produce bowel movements. IBS is a degenerative disease caused by improper diet.

The intestines consist of the small intestine and the large intestine (colon). The small intestine allows the body to absorb nutrients via the villi (small stringy hairs on the wall of the small intestine). The large intestine (colon) reabsorbs sufficient water so as to provide the proper consistency (and lubrication) for the stools to pass from the colon via the rectum.

In conditions of IBS, the stools (feces) are too hard (due to a lifeless- food diet consisting of dead, slaughtered animal flesh, a/k/a meat; processed cow snot and mucus, a/k/a dairy products; and refined grains and starches) which causes the production of excess mucus and plaque which dries up in the small intestine and colon and converts the stools into cement-like bricks (feces held together by mucoidal plaque). Because the diet lacks live foods, there is an absence of vital enzymes and fiber, which results in a lack of peristalsis which is necessary for bowel movement.

IBS would also indicate lack of necessary water (from drinking water) because water helps lubricate the intestines. The colon needs to be lubricated for the feces or stools to transit smoothly to and through the rectum. And because of the lack of necessary water content in the colon, the Body Intelligence derives needed water from the tissues of the body and sends it to the colon to help soften and liquefy the hardened stools (dried feces held together by mucoidal plaque); this is why diarrhea is present in IBS. It is the body’s way of assisting so as to help solve the problem. Diarrhea develops in people who have hardened stools which clogs the colon and causes constipation. Diarrhea is the body’s way of liquefying the stools or feces so as to help them be eliminated from the body.

Symptoms

The pain and discomfort associated with IBS is due to the body via the colon trying to pass or move dried bricks (hardened feces or stools).

This pain and discomfort can lead to emotional stress as the colon is connected to every part of the body, including the nervous system. The emotional center of the human body itself is located in the second chakra (Sacral Plexus) which is located above the belly (intestines). Therefore, colon problems will undoubtedly affect one’s emotions.

Healing IBS Naturally

The IBS healing process begins with a change of mind to a more a positive and healthy mind-state that can manufacture positive thoughts and ideas.

Colonics and enemas will greatly help heal and repair the intestinal tract. Colonics clean out the entire intestinal tract whereas enemas only clean out the rectum. However, both processes and procedures help.

People born under the astrological signs of Cancer and Virgo need to watch out for stomach and colon upsets as they are prone to problems of the stomach, abdomen, and intestines, especially Virgo.

Dietary Intervention

Sufferers of IBS should eliminate all meat, dairy, refined grains and starch products from their diet. These all break down inside the body into mucus and plaque and form mucoidal plaque within the colon. You may want to consider converting to a vegan lifestyle.

Eat more green leafy vegetables and fruit which are excellent sources of natural fiber and enzymes. Good foods to eat to help combat IBS include: papaya, mango, melons, plums and prunes, dates, raisins, and figs.

Drinking prune and/or plum juice (a cup per day, before bedtime) will greatly help peristalsis.

There are many good herbs for healing the intestines. Herbs good for IBS include all good-colon cleansing herbs such as: Cascara Sagrada, Senna, Buckthorn, Mandrake, Aloe Vera Resin, Bibitaki, Glucommanan, Bilwa, Rhubarb, Goldenseal Root, and Triphala.

To prevent griping from the use of one of the herbs supra, especially Senna, simply add Fennel Seed, Bladderwrack, Guar Gum and/or Psyllium Husk to the herb and mix it well.

Seaweeds such as Irish Moss, Bladderwrack, Kelp, Iceland Moss, and Dulse are great bulking and lubricating sources for the colon in addition to being nutritional in nature. The small intestine absorbs nutrients via the villi and this is why it is important to keep the walls of the intestines clean.

DHerbs Solutions

Dherbs offers several solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Thank you for reading!

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    Q: Can you please advise if the colon cleansing will have any effects if I suffer from loose stools rather than constipation? Have had issues with loose stools since my gall bladder was removed. Some improvement when I was diagnosed with thyroid disease and began taking Synthroid, but I still have issues with very loose stools and severe gas at times. Can this colon cleansing relieve these issues? Also, I have an allergy to nuts, all kinds. Can I still take the cleansing formulas that include the shells of walnuts; I believe is what it said. I must be very careful because I have been hospitalized after ingesting a very minute amount of what I think was peanuts. Your advice would be greatly appreciated as I am very interested in trying your products but at the same time I must be careful with my allergies. Also I’m allergic to eggs.

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    YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. BLACK WALNUT HULLS ARE SAFE FOR YOU. IT'S NOT ACTUALLY A NUT, BUT THE HULL FROM IT. ALLERGIES ARE OVERCOME WITH DEEP CLEANSING ON THE CELLULAR AND TISSUE LEVEL. REMOVAL OF THE GALLBLADDER HAS THROWN YOUR BODY OUT OF WHACK. HOWEVER, THE BODY DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPENSATE.

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    Q: I am on the full body cleanse. I never take any kind of herb or pill that is a laxitive as I have bowel movements 3 or more times a day - whenever I eat. I have noticed that I have very loose stools - diarrhea. I do not have an impacted colon as I have had colonics - eat a veg diet, primarily and have several cups of vegetables a day. Should I cut down on the supplement that has the laxative containing herbs?

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    In re diarrhea, please READ our Detox Troubleshooter guide on our website.

    Loose stool suggests that you need more drinking water to help soften and loosen your stools which are too hard!

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    Q: I am a massage therapist. During a year long detox with the help of a Naturopath I lost about 40 pounds. However, I could only lose weight while fasting. Though I recognized that I was extremely toxic (very thick, dark menses every 15 days to flu-like symptoms) it seemed that fecal matter was getting "stuck" in the bend of the trans. Colon and disc. Colon. Maintaining the weight losses and good health was difficult in spite of being on a wholesome diet. Digestive enzymes seemed to adversely affect digestion since elimination was slow (once a day). Though enzymes worked well in the stomach, I would only gain weight with the use of enzymes: drinking a gallon of water a day only touched my extreme thirst. I would become lethargic and experience painful menses. Cramps, along with swelling in the ankles. Recently a massage therapist who worked with colon massage laid hands on me and told me that my trans. colon was sitting below my belly button. His massaging in the bend of the trans. colon and the disc. Colon was very uncomfortable. We agreed that massage could help with my situation since I felt great after the massage. I take flaxseed oil, prune juice, probiotics, and cranberry juice everyday and I have been seeing a colon hydro therapist for the past five weeks (once a week) with very good results. Is there a special diet that can help pull the trans colon back into position? I really want to be able to eat wholesome foods and look and feel wholesome at the same time. Thank you for your support.

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND COLON REPAIR. CONSIDER THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE AND IT'S CORRELATING DIET (WHICH COMES WITH THE CLEANSE) AND DRINK MUCH VEGETABLE AND FRUIT JUICE, BUT ESPECIALLY VEGETABLE JUICE. FRUITS SMOOTHIES WILL ALSO HELP REPAIR THE COLON. DRINK 2-4 OUNCES OF ALOE VERA JUICE IN A GLASS OF WATER. PERFORM ANTI-GRAVITY EXERCISES 15-MINUTES PER DAY (HAVE LEGS RAISED HIGHER THAN THE FACE - I.E. LEGS UP AGAINST THE WALL WITH HEAD AND BACK ON THE GROUND). PERFORM ENEMAS AND COLONICS AS WELL. ALL ORGANS ARE REPAIRABLE AND THEREFORE YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF OF THIS CRISIS. PEACE, OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BE UNTO YOU.

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    Q: I have a friend who suffers from Chrons disease (intestinal inflammation)and is interested in using an herbal laxative; mild but strong enough to loosen the mucoid plaque inside his colon without irritating his intestine. What do you recommend?

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    We recommend trying the Colon Formula or Bowel Motion along with Intestinal Cleanser to get you back on track towards healing. These formulas will help cleanse toxins and waste from your digestive system, while helping your digestive system function at optimal levels.

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    Q: The herbal laxatives that dherbs has - BOWEL MOVER, COLON FORMULA & INTESTINAL JANITOR- which would be the best to take with the other herbs that you have listed under Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in your Herbal Chart? I see that you recommend Bowel Mover, but would either of the other 2 work better?

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    Go with BOWEL MOVER! It's the strongest of the 3 formulas.

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    Q: I'm looking for a great colon detox. I found many on the internet that shows pictures of long rubber like bowel movements. I was surprise to see that, I feel the same may be inside me. I'm wondering if yours do the same cause I want to totally cleanse my colon. If so how long do I take it and is the bowel movements watery and painful, with your product?

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    At Dherbs, we concentrate on not just the colon but the other eliminative channels, i.e. liver, lungs, kidneys. With our Full Body Detox, you're getting a great colon cleanse, but that which is more balanced and wholistic. It will greatly help to normalize your bowels and counteract all colon pathologies. You will enjoy our Full Body Detox. One of the six formulas is concocted solely for the colon.

    p.s. - We have a 10-day Colon Cleansing Kit coming very soon (January 2008). So stay tuned to Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: I ordered the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and this is day 3. I have been experiencing a lot of cramping and runny, liquid bowel movements. I have not taken any of the formulas this morning because of the effects I've been having. It's certainly working because in the last movement I passed a lot of mucus. I would like to complete the full 10 days but if these are the side effects I can't go to work this way. I have already taken today off. Should I discontinue the program or cut back on one of the formulas? One last note, I have been sticking with raw fruits and vegetables.

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    I WOULD SUGGEST YOU CUT BACK ON THE NUMBER OF CAPSULES YOU ARE TAKING. TAKE A DAY OR TWO OFF FROM THE KIT AND RE-START BUT ONLY TAKE 2-3 CAPSULES OF EACH FORMULA WHEN YOU START BACK UP. DIARRHEA IS A SIGN OF HARD STOOLS TRAPPED IN THE COLON AND THE BODY IS ATTEMPTING TO LIQUIFY THEM. THAT'S ALL! FYI: WE GIVE PEOPLE THIS INFORMATION IN OUR â€DETOX TROUBLESHOOTING†GUIDE, "â€FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE†SECTION (FOUND UNDER "MORE SERVICES" BOX ON HOME PAGE), AND THE ARTICLES â€DIARRHEA†AND â€HEALING CRISIS†ALL AVAILABLE ON OUR SITE. REMEDIES ARE ON OUR SITE FOR PEOPLE. HANG IN THERE! DON'T QUIT BECAUSE YOU ARE HEALING! DO NOT NEGLECT GOD'S TEMPLE BECAUSE OF WORK EITHER! JUST CUT BACK ON THE DOSAGE!

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    Q: For the last few months off and on when I have bowel movements that are not "normal". I read somewhere that one's waste should float. My waste however comes out whole but tends to disintegrate in the water. I am very regular, I use the bathroom at least 3 times a day after each meal and maintain a pretty healthy vegan diet about 70% live foods. I was wondering if there could be an issue with absorption, or assimilation in my colon, possibly a fiber issue?

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    Yes, stools should be whole (not disintegrate) and should float in the toilet water. Try increasing your dietary fiber intake with whole fruits and vegetables. Read some of our COLON articles on our site under "Articles."

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    Q: I am interested in the COLON FORMULA. I do not have a problem with constipation, but about twice a year I use an over the counter product just for cleansing purposes. I have a concern about the harshness of this product, and the walnut hulls. Are you speaking of the most hard outer shell or the inner husk?

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    How do you know there is harshness with the product when you've never tried it? Try a natural thing as freely as you have tried UNNATURAL things. Be fair and unbiased against nature! Black Walnut Hull is the outer hull, pulverized of course. Think positive and you will attract positive. Think results and you will attract results!

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    Q: I was told I have melanosis of the colon, and I shouldn't take anymore colon cleansers. Would my colon become damaged, if I do the Full Body Detox?

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    No, The Full Body Detox would actually help your colon!

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    Q: Several people in the conscious community have stated that adding flax seeds and/or flax seed powder to our diet benefits the colon for complete and clean bowel movements. My question is, does flax seed powder or the seeds themselves promote parasites in the stomach and colon? A few of my friends and I have completed the parasite cleanse and got into a debate about it. Thank you very much, Hotep!

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    Flax seed undoubtedly helps the colon (due to fiberous nature) but it is absurd to think or suggest that flax seeds (in any form) promotes parasites. Meat, dairy, refined grains and other processed foods is what promotes parasites in the stomach, colon, and rest of the body. So, as Public Enemy would say: "Don't believe the hype!"

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    Q: Why should I pay for the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE when I could just get the COLON FORMULA capsules or BOWEL MOVER TEA or capsules which would be less expensive?

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    Cleanses are more potent and ideal for most people who may have never cleansed. The individual formulas are for daily maintenance regimens after performance of a major cleanse. So you would want to take BOWEL MOVER and/or BOWEL MOVER TEA as a daily regimen to help keep you normal when you're not cleansing! I would suggest you take the major cleanses in this order: 1. FULL BODY DETOX, 2. WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, 3. TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, and 4. 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE

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    Q: After reading some other natural material, it was stated that you should clean your colon before detoxing you body, because the blood feeds from the colon. Would that be a better way?

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    Detoxing actually cleanses the colon. They are one in the same. When you detox or cleanse the body, you detox or cleanse the colon. When you cleanse or detox the colon, you cleanse or detox the body.

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    Q: Hello I am on day TWO of 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE;. May I eat a half cup rolled organic rolled oats a day. I eat the oats to provide fuel just before my two hour core ,spinning and rowing class. May I continue to drink Ivy's drink ? It's 1 tablespoon of Spirulina Powder, 2 tablespoons Psyllium Husk , 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera 1/4 cup of apple juice and 2 tablets of 450 mg Cascara Sagrada ? Look forward to your response.

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    You are free to eat as you please via free will. But we suggest the eating recommendations for a reason. The oats are okay (except they create mucus) and the Ivy's Drink is okay (nothing adverse to the cleanse)and sounds like a pretty healthy tonic.

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    Q: My wedding is in 4 weeks, and I am having a lot of problems. (I have had stomach problems for years.) They are worse now. I have severe ibs gastritis, Candida, constipation, bloating, indigestion. I have tried many products that don?t work most of the colon cleansers are way too strong and irriate my already irritates intestines/gastritis. Also phylum hurts me too. The colon formula cayenne pepper, which I think, would put me in the hospital any suggestions? I take a strong probiuotic already. My wedding is in 4 weeks, please help me thanks

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    We highly recommend you perform our 20-day Full Body Cleanse. You can do this regimen before your wedding and potentially experience more normalized and regulated bodily functions.

    Once you finish the Full Body Cleanse, you also want to perform the Candida Cleanse to help your body eliminate the overgrowth of candida while restoring balance and pH levels in the body.

     

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    Q: Do I need to take a "Probiotic Supplement" with the FULL BODY DETOX? For the bacteria that needs to stay inside your colon, because we lose good and bad bacteria from the colon from detoxing the whole body. Do good bacteria need to stay in our colon and bodies especially for women's vagina to keep it clean.

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    Taking the supplement in addition to the cleanse is not necessary at all. The cleanse does not eliminate all of the good bacteria, if anything it plays a role in balancing it out. Probiotic supplements are not always the best choice.

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    Q: There are so many herbal Laxatives and cleansers on your page. How does one narrow down what is beneficial to them? I am a female with irregular bowels and would like to cleanse and they work on remaining regular. I wasn't sure if I should get the bowel mover, colon formula, colon cleanse, laxative herbs, 10 day super cleanse????

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    Go with the BOWEL MOVER for starters and then you can go down to the milder working COLON FORMULA.

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    Q: I am having an occult test to check for colon cancer and I am freaking out. They include a pamphlet that says if positive the next phase is surgery and then maybe chemo I would not want either of these things can diet help or with colon cancer is surgery almost always needed?

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    Surgery is always optional! You can heal colon cancer by change of diet and herbs such as our FULL BODY DETOXand 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: Is it ok to take Elixirs with a small amount of tea? My mother has problems with digestion, what is the product for that? I am really enjoying your DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE; I have never taken one before.

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    Elixirs work best by themselves, taken directly in the mouth. For digestion problems, I would recommend DIGEST AID. Glad you are enjoying your DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. Thank you for your patronage!

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    Q: Which product should I purchase if I want to clear out hard fecal matter from my colon? Bowel Mover or the Colon Formula?

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    To clean out your colon, I suggest BOWEL MOVER, COLON FORMULA, and INTESTINAL JANITOR formula. The Full Body Detox is also ideal to cleanse your colon out.