IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND OTHER DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
Many people hesitate to eat because they have a ‘sensitive stomach’. It is frustrating that after a meal; your stomach begins a series of embarrassing protests, with excessive gas, abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and mucus in the stool. This may be IBS, a condition of the large intestine that is relieved temporarily by a bowel movement. IBS is triggered by overgrowth of bacteria and fungus in the gut and consumption of foods to which one is intolerant, or allergic to. Most people are unaware of their food intolerances and allergies and this is the root of the problem. Gluten, fructose and lactose intolerance are common. Yet most Nigerians frequently eat dairy-based products, fruits and gluten-rich foods. These food intolerances, combined with overgrowth of gut bacteria can result in gut irritation which compromises the integrity of intestinal lining, allowing toxic by-products of food fermentation and putrefaction into the blood stream. This is what leads to Irritable Bowel Syndrome! At Mart-Life Detox Clinic, food allergies and intolerances are easily identified as part of routine evaluation of each individual prior to a Mayr detoxification programme. Nutritional counseling and healthy meal planning are provided to sufferers of IBS and other digestive diseases.