Irritable Bowel Syndrome

HOW TO GET WELL
THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated Dennis Rocke © 2022

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

The colon is usually a well-co-ordinated muscular activity. This co-ordination can be disturbed and result in muscular spasms and a build-up of pressure within the bowel. The rhythm of the bowel is disrupted possibly causing troublesome abdominal pains, the pains are particularly in the lower left abdomen. This condition markedly occurs after a bout of enteritis or when suffering from continuous stress. Heavy smoking causes the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome to become more pronounced.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a combination of intermittent abdominal pains and irregular bowel habit, that is constipation, diarrhoea, or alternate bouts of each that occurs when there is an absence of any other diagnosed disease. This disease is also known by two other names they are:

  • Irritable colon syndrome.
  • Spastic colon.

The symptoms subside and lay dormant for periods at a time, but once a person suffers from irritable bowel syndrome it usually re-occurs throughout the sufferer’s life. Although it is not a life-threatening disease and is very unlikely to lead to any other complications, it is very distressing.

The condition is twice as common in women as it is in men and the cause is not fully understood. The main cause is dietary. The sufferer should immediately change their eating habits and begin the health diet that comes later in the book. Before commencing the diet, it is advisable to go on a 7 day fast. Fasts are explained at the end of PART 2 and should only be undertaken with a doctors’ supervision.

There is no abnormality in the structure of the sufferer’s intestinal tract and people with this syndrome suffer no loss of weight or become undernourished. This disorder is the most common one of the intestine and accounts for possibly half of patients seen by a gastroenterologist (specialist doctor who studies and treats diseases of the digestive system).

DIET

The health diet.

The following foods are beneficial and are essential to the diet: Eat as much high fibre foods as possible within the diet:

  • Bananas
  • Camomile tea
  • Cinnamon
  • Millet
  • Raw green vegetable juices
  • Whey powder
  • Yogurt

All foods must be eaten slowly and salivated well before swallowing even the smallest mouthful.

Daily Supplements (Recommended)
Vitamin B6  

50 mg

 

Vitamin B (complex)  

Take the dosage prescribed by the manufacturer; make sure it is of a natural high potency.

 

Alfalfa (contains Vitamin K)  

As directed

 

Betaine Hydrochloric Acid  

As directed

 

Calcium Lactate  

3 tablets

 

Cod Liver Oil or any other fish oil  

Giving the directed dosage also gives the daily quota of Vitamin D

 

Comfrey-Pepsin Formula  

As directed

 

Kelp  

As directed

 

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