Juicing and diet for IBS


**I have had a few comments on what to do for IBS, so this is for you!**

Juicing can work wonders for those with IBS. I would know because I was also diagnosed with IBS along with Crohn’s. They seem to come together these days. 

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  1. The first thing you need to do is look at your diet and eliminate trigger foods.  This is different for everyone so I will not bother with a list of foods to avoid.  Even if you juice the most amazing combinations, a trigger food will still cause you problems until you fully heal. 
  2. The second thing you need to look at is how much fiber you eat per day.  With IBS you need to think opposite of everyone else. When you have this problem your colon has no problem at all moving things along.  In fact, for some people it is constantly moving.  When you eat fiber it helps to increase this motion and you will basically live in the bathroom.   I take Metamucil original coarse without the flavor and the yellow 6 as my daily fiber. 
  3. The final thing you need to do is add some great juice combinations.  These would contain items that soothe the digestive tract.  Here are some ingredients that help to soothe the digestive tract, heal the lining and stop the production of mucus:  Carrots, Cabbage, Beets, Fennel, Parsley, Kale, Cilantro, Spinach, Bell Peppers and Ginger. 

Here is a great juice recipe that I created when I got home today.  It was super tasty and great for IBS/Crohn’s/Colitis!!

  • 4 yellow carrots
  • 1 yellow beet
  • 2-3 handfuls of spinach
  • Half container of red grapes
  • Ginger
  • Half cucumber
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