New study by Vivinus-Nébot M et al (2011) in Am J Gastroenterol. IBS sufferers with a more allergic background demonstrate a more severe form of this condition.
Questionnaires were used to assess IBS symptom severity and laboratory tests of gut immune functioning/activation and also the permeability of the gut. Results showed that those with more than 3 allergic factors had more severe IBS symptoms.
Here is a selection of inexpensive remedies for a number of digestive symptoms:
· Slippery elm forms a gel when mixed with water that helps to sooth and protect an irritated/inflamed digestive tract. Offering help to those with acid reflux or diarrhoea.
The gel literally acts as barrier protecting the digestive tract from acid irritation and damage in the case of acid reflux.
Diarrhoea is improved via the soothing and healing effects the gel exerts on mucous membranes, plus the gel helps to absorb excess water, helping to normalise bowel function.