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Dodge IBD symptoms in 6 weeks with this diet

When you’re suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you know all too well how this gut-wrenching condition can leave you feeling sapped of energy.

Constant scrambling to the restroom… and worrying about embarrassing close calls can disrupt important days and family events.

If this sounds like you, I want you to take a moment to think not about what’s coming out of your body… but instead, what you’re putting INTO it…

Because a groundbreaking new study reveals how to dodge your IBD symptoms in just six short weeks, all thanks to a SPECIAL DIET!

Put the brakes on IBD

Your health BEGINS and ENDS with your gut…

And getting to the root cause of your IBD flare-ups could mean the difference between having good or bad days.

Thankfully, researchers at King’s College London say decreasing your symptoms is as easy as following a special, low-carb diet.

It’s called FODMAP – an acronym that stands for “fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols.”

To put FODMAP to the test, researchers recruited 52 patients suffering from IBD with persistent gut-related symptoms.

Half of the patients were put on a low-FODMAP diet for a month.

And boy did it work! Patients on the diet reported relief from their symptoms AND a higher quality of life.

Not to mention, researchers noticed a reduction of certain bacteria in the gut, which in turn, helps reduce overall inflammation.

That makes total sense to me, since IBD is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation. And as you’ve read right here in Health e-Tips before, carbs trigger inflammation!

The long-term issues

Be aware the low-FODMAP diet is NOT a long-term solution.

That’s because foods eliminated include fruits, vegetables, and some dairy products – which can put you at risk for nutrient deficiencies.

Instead, following the FODMAP diet for six weeks allows your gut to heal and settle BEFORE reintroducing these foods back into your diet.

This reintroduction phase is a crucial part of getting rid of your IBD because it will help you identify which foods cause your flare-ups.

Once you know your triggers, you can eliminate THOSE permanently!

Dropping those problematic foods will help to keep your symptoms under control.

In addition to the diet, consider adding vitamin A to your daily regimen…

It’s been proven to beat back intestinal inflammation and help repair damage from previous IBD attacks.

Take between 700 to 900 mg daily.

To Your Health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D.

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