Beat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in 7 Simple Steps

Beat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in 7 Simple Steps

by Paul Jenner


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This reassuring, practical and transformative guide is essential reading If you suffer from, or think you might be suffering from, IBS, an uncomfortable condition which can feel like it's running your life. This book will help you regain control.

Beat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome explains all the worthwhile therapies, helps you identify which one to try, and shows how to work with your doctor on defeating this distressing condition. It works through all the areas of your lifestyle which might be contributing, including diet and stress management, as well as making sure you have the right clinical support. It will give you strategies for immediate relief, along with showing how the latest research findings can offer long-term solutions, and explains the benefits of both well-known and less well-known therapies, including:

- Exercise
- Relaxation and hypnotherapy
- Understanding the importance of balance in the gut.

Change your life by picking up this book and making a plan to beat IBS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473654334
Publisher: Mobius
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,142,609
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Jenner is a journalist and author specialising in self-help and lifestyle. He has written more than 30 books including How To Be Happier, Transform Your Life With NLP, Help Yourself To Live Longer and Be More Confident. His books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Romanian, Hebrew and Thai. He lives in Spain with his partner, three ponies, two dogs and two sheep.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Step 1 Understand your IBS

Have I got IBS?

What's included in this book?

How your digestive system works - and sometimes goes wrong

Ten questions and answers about irritable bowels

The Seven-Step Programme

Step 2 Get relief fast 27

Take enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules

Increase your stomach acid

Decrease your stomach acid

Take probiotics but not prebiotics

Take enzyme supplements

Take loperamide or kaolin and morphine for IBS-D

Apply heat

Become a squatter

Eliminate Gl tract irritants

Adopt relaxation techniques and exercise regimes

Start/stop the Pill

Living with an irritable bowel

Step 3 Decide what you and your doctor are going to do 61

IBS tests

IBS drugs

Step 4 Take control of your diet 87

The anti-inflammatory diet

The low-fat diet

The low-carbohydrate diet

The tow- (and high-) fibre diet


SCO™ and GAPS™


The IgG diet

The anti-yeast diet

The paleo diet

The low-gas diet

The allergy and intolerance diet

How should I eat?

Making sense of it all

Step 5 Take control of your brains 145

The toothpaste tube

Cut-directed hypnotherapy

The gut to brain connection

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Anchoring for relaxation

Discrediting an inner voice


More relaxation therapies

Cognitive therapy


Muscle relaxation

Breath control

IBS and sexual abuse

The fear of IBS

Step 6 Take control of your body 187

Pelvic floor exercises

Weight, exercise and an irritable bowel

Depression, exercise and an irritable bowel

The exercise bonus

How vigorous is vigorous?

How long and how often?

What type of exercise?

Keeping motivated

Step 7 Take control of your hormones 211

Bile acid diarrhoea (BAD)

Hormones and food

Hormones and stress

The Pill, period pains and irritable bowels


Pregnancy and irritable bowels

Menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and irritable bowels

Men and sex hormones

Taking it further 229


Useful websites

Useful organizations

Index 237

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