Overcome Your IBS or Gut Disorder with a Therapeutic Diet

Irritable bowel syndrome affects the quality of life of millions of Americans each day. The bouts of abdominal pain, cramping, and nausea can deeply impact your ability to function well at work and at home and can interfere with your social life. Over 70% of IBS sufferers report having at least two episodes per week, according to surveys. The good news is a therapeutic dietary program can help ease IBS symptoms, so you get the relief you deserve to enjoy life again.

Managing gut disorders through diet

Various factors influence digestive disorders, including the foods you eat. When you have IBS or another digestive problem, it can seem like food is the enemy. When you’re doubled over in pain, it’s difficult to want to eat or find any enthusiasm in good nutrition.

Most people with IBS notice that their symptoms worsen after meals. This may come from overly sensitive muscles and nerves in your digestive tract that are easily stimulated. Finding foods that don’t overstimulate your gut is one key to treating digestive disorders with diet.

Ruling the unruly

It’s crucial to work with a dietary professional when it comes to creating a therapeutic diet for IBS. Gut disorders are complicated. For starters, the same food may trigger symptoms one day and not the next. This can lead to a lot of confusion if you try to create a meal plan without the help of a nutrition expert.

Marin Weight Loss and Wellness nutritionists Cassale Sherriff and Eris Cushner are experienced in creating diets to help manage a wide variety of chronic gut disorders, and they take the guesswork out of the equation, so you can focus on getting better.

Honing in on triggers

A significant percentage of people who suffer from IBS report symptoms related to eating certain foods. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify the trigger food. However, when you work with a Marin nutrition counselor, she provides the expertise necessary to hone in on your trigger foods.

Once those problematic foods are removed, IBS sufferers often experience a noticeable decline in their symptoms.

Soothing your symptoms

Our nutritionists can create an individualized meal plan filled with delicious seasonal recipes that are easy to prepare. The meal plan is designed for your unique needs. By working closely with a nutrition professional, you ensure that you’re eating foods that will minimize your symptoms. A wellness coach can also recommend lifestyle changes to help manage symptoms, such as finding ways to relax more, since stress can make IBS worse.

Path to relief

It may seem impossible when you’re faced with frustrating and confusing symptoms, but you can get control of your IBS or gut disorder with the help of our team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness.

Your nutritionist may recommend certain changes to your diet to target specific symptoms. Because different changes affect people with IBS differently, the changes are highly individualized.

Some people with IBS experience relief after making certain dietary changes, such as following a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. These are carbohydrates that tend to cause bloating and cramping in people with gut problems. Ultimately, your provider determines the therapeutic diet that best addresses your symptoms.

If you’re battling IBS or another chronic digestive condition, our team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness can help. With two convenient locations serving the San Francisco Bay area, making an appointment is easy. Call us or book online today.

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