Do You Have IBS?

Do You Have IBS?

By May 27, 2019Blogs

Do You Have IBS? Or, Could it be a Food Intolerance?

Around the world, many people suffer from abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation or diarrhoea. But what is the root cause of all this discomfort? Can it simply be put down to a poor diet, a food intolerance or perhaps even irritable bowel syndrome? From low energy levels to a poor immune system, all can be rectified by booking a consultation with your local naturopath at Capalaba Natural Health. Tony Daniel is an Award Winning Naturopath and is trained to help identify the underlying drivers of your health concerns and help rectify them using natural solutions.

So, do you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or is it just a food intolerance, perhaps even a dysregulated digestive system? Let’s explore.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you frequently endure abdominal pain, cramping or discomfort that is relieved by passing wind? Do you often find yourself experiencing an urgency to make a bowel movement or find yourself alternating between constipation and diarrhoea? Have you ever had the feeling of an ‘incomplete evacuation’?

People with IBS often rate these as the most common symptoms with some also experiencing chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sinus, eczema, poor memory, joint pain and reduced immunity leading.

At Capalaba Natural Health, our naturopathic practitioners are experts in gut and digestive health, providing natural and organic solutions to ease your pain. Once we identify the trigger of your symptoms, we can help implement a health eating plan and provide natural medicines designed to reduce digestive inflammation, and repair your gut. After just a few days, you will already start to notice your energy levels increase and a better sense of well-being. With better gut health and adequate nutrition, your body will flourish increasing your energy levels, reducing stress and improving your quality of life.

Stress or anxiety, as common as they are, are two of the biggest drivers of IBS. However, at Capalaba Natural Health, we understand that many symptoms associated with IBS are actually due to a food intolerance. Therefore, our first step is to identify any food intolerances you may have that are irritating your digestive tract.

Food Intolerance

Not to be confused with a food allergy, food intolerances are referred to as an inability to digest particular food items either due to a lack of digestive enzymes or sensitivity to a food or part of food such as a protein. Food intolerances may produce a variety of symptoms including lethargy, fogginess and a general feeling of unwellness. Often, people can experience pain, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and feeling gassy.

Interestingly many people who think that they have IBS often find out that they actually only have food intolerances. The symptoms are virtually identical and therefore it’s well worth exploring the impact that food is having on your digestive tract.

To help determine whether you’re suffering from a food intolerance, we have an in-house food intolerance test which tests the 59 main foods that people are intolerant to and that are the most common drivers of IBS symptoms. This is a simple test that offers same-day results. If a food intolerance is identified, we will provide you with solutions and alternatives to these foods that will assist in the relief of your symptoms. After reducing or eliminating the foods based on your test results, you should notice a reduction in bloating, pain, discomfort and nausea, significantly improving your quality of life.

Book a consultation

If any of these symptoms sound like something you deal with on a daily basis, now is the time to get in touch with our team of naturopaths at Capalaba Natural Health. For over 12 years, we have been providing solutions for many digestive health issues, kick-starting people to get their well-being back on track to a healthier lifestyle.

Book a consultation now by calling Capalaba Natural Health on (07) 3823 3103.

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