Coping with IBS – Learn the three most important skills to manage your IBS symptoms.
Handle the Stress
First and foremost, having the skill to handle stressful situations for those with IBS is highly important. You want to be able to keep your mind intact and your body in a continued relaxed state of well-being. IBS symptoms often flare up when stress is not effectively managed.
Control your Diet
Secondly and of the highest importance, is your daily diet. It is recommended that you track your daily diet and learn what food products causes your IBS symptoms to flare up. A more accurate approach would be a blood test conducted by an alternative practitioner. They prick your finger to excrete some blood for lab tests.
You will need to avoid those food products that you allergic to, for at least a month to allow the antibodies and histamines to be eliminated. From there you can reintroduce those foods back into your diet and the results are often positive. Any ‘cheating’ by eating the allergic food products during the month would result in you having to start the month over again.
Maintain an Active Lifestyle
Third and lastly, it is beneficial to include an exercise routine to your lifestyle. I understand the difficulty of doing this if your symptoms are far too severe. When your symptoms begin to become more mild, then it is a great opportunity to introduce some exercise routines for at least 2-3 times per week.
Exercise helps to benefit your IBS, by allowing the mechanics of your immune, including blood flow, oxygen cycling, mineral distribution, all running far more effectively in your body. When your body is maintained through exercise, much like a vehicle receiving its regular oil change, you will feel better more regularly and helps to improve your core health more quickly.
The benefits of exercising however, does not come with a few exercises a month and then stopping the next month. Exercising must be regular but make sure its not too little or too much. At a minimum you want to exercise 1-2 times a week and at the most 3-4 times a week. If your exercises are very intense however, you want to lower the intervals to a maximum of 2-3 times per week.
As your body runs more effectively, you will also notice how much better you feel in coping with IBS. Symptoms may not be as severe and often subsides more quickly as well.
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