• What is the best way to treat IBS?

    Best answer: Meds are the absolute worst thing to turn to. Meds mask the damage that certain carbs are doing to your body. This is why meds are dangerous for IBS - you take them because they sort of work, so you keep eating food which is inflammatory for you. This is how IBS can escalate to a disease such as inflammatory bowel... show more
    Best answer: Meds are the absolute worst thing to turn to. Meds mask the damage that certain carbs are doing to your body. This is why meds are dangerous for IBS - you take them because they sort of work, so you keep eating food which is inflammatory for you. This is how IBS can escalate to a disease such as inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s. IBS is a warning sign.

    IBS isn’t psychosomatic at all. It’s a physical condition and main symptoms are due to bacterial overgrowth but the initial cause could be any number of things. Alcoholic abuse causing damage to the intestinal lining, low level of natural digestive enzymes, intolerance to dietary lectins in antinutrients such as wheat, legumes, dairy and white potato or a combination of these things.

    Some of us like myself are more genetically susceptible to antinutrients than others - so we will be more prone to getting IBS. The best way to think of IBS is as a low-level disease.

    If you do have a bacterial overgrowth, you will find the following diet works wonders, if you have the willpower to stick with it.

    My diet:

    all unprocessed animal meats, seafood and eggs. Low FODMAP salad vegetables: carrots, lettuce, celery, olives, tomato (a nightshade but I’m OK with it), cucumber, avocado. Cooked vegetables: carrots, zucchini, green string beans, silverbeet or bok choi.

    This is because bacteria don’t eat much of insoluble fibre. (And neither do you - there’s next to no calories in insoluble fibre). Most vegetables have a mix of both soluble and insoluble fibre. The soluble fibre is the probiotic FODMAPs. The insoluble fibre tends to be the raw salads and low FODMAP vegetables, as above.

    If this diet doesn’t work - and you only need to try it for a day or so - I found it works immediately - then you can assume a bacterial imbalance isn’t applicable to you and something else is causing your IBS. The diet is meant to be temporary only. Once the symptoms diminish you then gradually add a FODMAP vegetable, one at a time.

    I believe my diet would benefit almost everyone with IBS.

    Those who can’t tolerate fibre, because they’re not used to it, should try The Specific Carbohydrate introductory diet which is simply chicken and carrot boiled for 4 hours. The fibre is still here but the long cooking means it’s less abrasive to the colon.
    8 answers · 21 hours ago
  • What should I do about a new mole on my penis?

    A new mole began to grow about 2 months ago, should I be worried?
    A new mole began to grow about 2 months ago, should I be worried?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Could I get some advice on my acne?

    Is it bad to pop your pimples? What oils can I use on them that will make them go away? Everytime I get acne in one area, it starts back up again in a different spot. I wash my face 2x everday. I know eating healthy and hydrating foods makes a major difference, as well as staying active but that's not going to... show more
    Is it bad to pop your pimples? What oils can I use on them that will make them go away? Everytime I get acne in one area, it starts back up again in a different spot. I wash my face 2x everday. I know eating healthy and hydrating foods makes a major difference, as well as staying active but that's not going to happen. Any tips for a lazy teen potato? :'(
    6 answers · 3 hours ago
  • I’m so tired of getting acne. What can I do?

    I’ve struggled with acne since I was in 7th grade. Now I am 19 and graduated from high school. I still suffer from acne. For a year or so it was pretty good, I wasn’t breaking out except for around my period. I’ve never suffered from terrible acne, but my pimples are always the large pus filled ones, especially on... show more
    I’ve struggled with acne since I was in 7th grade. Now I am 19 and graduated from high school. I still suffer from acne. For a year or so it was pretty good, I wasn’t breaking out except for around my period. I’ve never suffered from terrible acne, but my pimples are always the large pus filled ones, especially on my chin. I get them the worst on my chin and forehead. Never anywhere else on my face. I’m taking birth control and I’m still breaking out. I don’t understand what could be the cause of it. I’m so tired of getting acne.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • My nuts are itchy and I don't see anything on them?

    Best answer: Fordyce spots perhaps? Maybe you should see a professional doctor
    Best answer: Fordyce spots perhaps? Maybe you should see a professional doctor
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Feeling depressed and worthless on roaccutane?

    Does this go away? I don't know if it's the roaccutane or my life right now but I was perfectly happy before being on it I was very depressed as a teenager and I'm starting to feel how I felt then I don't want to tell my dermatologist incase she takes me off it because my skin is part of why I feel sh*t show more
    Does this go away? I don't know if it's the roaccutane or my life right now but I was perfectly happy before being on it I was very depressed as a teenager and I'm starting to feel how I felt then I don't want to tell my dermatologist incase she takes me off it because my skin is part of why I feel sh*t
    4 answers · 3 hours ago
  • How to get rid of acne?

    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Ever have jock itch? How did you treat it?

    Does it ever really go away? How did you get it. Is it okay to have sex with my lover if I have it?
    Does it ever really go away? How did you get it. Is it okay to have sex with my lover if I have it?
    4 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Will picking your nose cause acne/pimples to form?

    Can picking my nose cause acne/pimples to form on my face? What if I do it 1 session everyday?
    Can picking my nose cause acne/pimples to form on my face? What if I do it 1 session everyday?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I cure a scar from road rash?

    I fell off my longboard over the summer and obviously let it heal improperly; I just left the bandage off. Now there s a scar the size larger than a quarter on my elbow. Is there any way to fade this scar or cure it completely? I have been putting coconut oil on it everyday but it doesn t seem to be helping.
    I fell off my longboard over the summer and obviously let it heal improperly; I just left the bandage off. Now there s a scar the size larger than a quarter on my elbow. Is there any way to fade this scar or cure it completely? I have been putting coconut oil on it everyday but it doesn t seem to be helping.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is my acne so bad? I’ve tried everything?

    I have cystic acne on each cheek, now on my chin, some regular stuff on my forehead, under my ears and occasionally on my neck and chest. I used to have bacne buts completely cleared up on its own somehow. I’ve tried various medicated creams and pills perscribed by doctors, I’ve tried many face cleansers even... show more
    I have cystic acne on each cheek, now on my chin, some regular stuff on my forehead, under my ears and occasionally on my neck and chest. I used to have bacne buts completely cleared up on its own somehow. I’ve tried various medicated creams and pills perscribed by doctors, I’ve tried many face cleansers even baking soda, and toners such as witchhazel, I recently switched to hypoallergenic makeup and sleeping on a coper oxide pillow case and drinking lactose free milk. I only wash twice a day and I make sure to moisturize with a medicated lotion I feel like I do everything right! I’m so lost nothings working why is my skin like this??? I’ve never tried proactive is it really worth the hype? The area around my cheeks are probably the worst they are always dry, reddish purple, and peeling skin, itchy, and several large lumps that have never gone down in almost two years
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I get beautiful and healthy skin? And how to age good and not looks so old as I get older?

    Is there a diet that I need to put into my eating habits? Drinking more water and less sugary drinks? Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, covering up, and spending less time out in the sun? Continue on washing face and then put lotion on? Is washing the face bad for the skin? What can I do to get the dead skin... show more
    Is there a diet that I need to put into my eating habits? Drinking more water and less sugary drinks? Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, covering up, and spending less time out in the sun? Continue on washing face and then put lotion on? Is washing the face bad for the skin? What can I do to get the dead skin cells on from skin?
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Is betadine an ok remedy for a dry scalp?

    My dad put betadine on my scalp because the patches of white can easily be seen. he said that it will work
    My dad put betadine on my scalp because the patches of white can easily be seen. he said that it will work
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • How to get rid of a head cold fast?

    Best answer: A cold is caused by a viral infection. A virus will stay present in your body for several weeks regardless of what you do. An anti-biotic will cure only bacterial infections and has no effect on viral infections. But do take ibuprofen, stay hydrated, get lots of sleep and eat right and you will at least be more... show more
    Best answer: A cold is caused by a viral infection. A virus will stay present in your body for several weeks regardless of what you do. An anti-biotic will cure only bacterial infections and has no effect on viral infections.

    But do take ibuprofen, stay hydrated, get lots of sleep and eat right and you will at least be more comfortable than if you did nothing for your symptoms.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • How to fix my damaged hands?

    I asked this question a few weeks back but I feel like I need to ask it again and add a few things. So, I used to use WAY too much hand sanitizer. I stopped using hand sanitizer all together a few weeks ago, but my hands haven’t changed at all. They’re constabtly red with or without lotion, and when they’re not... show more
    I asked this question a few weeks back but I feel like I need to ask it again and add a few things. So, I used to use WAY too much hand sanitizer. I stopped using hand sanitizer all together a few weeks ago, but my hands haven’t changed at all. They’re constabtly red with or without lotion, and when they’re not covered in lotion, they look like they’ve been burned. They’re wrinkly and dry and tight. It’s super uncomfortable and ugly. How can I fix them? :(
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Girls,can any of you identify what kind of pimple is this?picture included.?

    Girls,can any of you identify what kind of pimple is this?picture included.?

    Hello friends.Sorry to disturb you with this picture.This kind of pimples are all over my face and that's really painful.I am 19.I get this kind of pimple once in a month,usually 7-8 days after first day of periods.After about a week,these get healed on their own and comes again next month after periods.Can you... show more
    Hello friends.Sorry to disturb you with this picture.This kind of pimples are all over my face and that's really painful.I am 19.I get this kind of pimple once in a month,usually 7-8 days after first day of periods.After about a week,these get healed on their own and comes again next month after periods.Can you tell what kind of pimples is this and why this comes?Can you suggest any remedy so that I get relief from this pain for the time being.Is it something serious that I should consult a doctor?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I get rid of saggy droopy eyelids without surgery?

    I’m a 24 yr old man. Good advices pls thanks.
    I’m a 24 yr old man. Good advices pls thanks.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • The veins in my arms and hands bulge when my hands are down?

    When ever my hands are down, the veins bulge and bulge in the arms, but when they are up, they go away. My arms are quite thin, but I am worried it's something more serious. Any ideas? Thank you,
    When ever my hands are down, the veins bulge and bulge in the arms, but when they are up, they go away. My arms are quite thin, but I am worried it's something more serious. Any ideas? Thank you,
    4 answers · 2 days ago