Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Definition, Prevalence, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a pattern of painful intestinal spasms - with alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation. Studies have shown that unidentified food sensitivity is a major cause of Irritable Bowel - despite a general belief that stress is to blame.

The next consequence Leaky Gut leads to more serious disease.


What is the Definition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Definition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS is a collection of symptoms:

  • characterised by an alternating pattern of diarrhea (loose bowel motions) and constipation (infrequent or difficult to pass bowel motions)

Irritable Bowel is frequently the result of unattended food intolerance - the inability to fully digest some foods.

Research evidence points to common foods as the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We now know that using a simple Journal is a very effective way to heal Irritable Bowel.


What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel

Apart from the bouts of Constipation and Diarrhea - other associated symptoms include:

    • Stomach bloating
    • Anal pain and spasms

Research evidence implicates food intolerance - the inability to fully digest certain foods. Use a simple Journal to heal your Irritable Bowel.


How common is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Prevalence of Irritable Bowel

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is difficult to measure - due to under-reporting - and the wide variation in presentation of symptoms. However many studies like this^ estimate between 5 and 15% of all people suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Taking this as a general estimate:

  • In the US up to 46 million people live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • In the UK - around 15% or 9.5 million have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • In Australia - around 6 million suffer from Irritable Bowel

This very high prevalence suggests it is caused by foods we eat routinely . . . something "hiding in plain view" - as in food intolerance. Many familiar staple foods carry FOOD TOXINS.

However a simple Journal and food guide method is a proven way to track symptoms and pinpoint the intolerance. Irritable Bowel symptoms quickly heal when you discover your food intolerance and substitute those foods for other great foods. Learn about foodintol® LoTox Living

'I have come to the end of the elimination diet and I have proved without a shadow of a doubt that I DO have a food intolerance.  I don't expect my doctor to believe me as she hasn't been very helpful at all, just keeps putting it down to IBS...also thank you so much for very nearly curing a tremendous problem that I have had for over 20 years. Linda'


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What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Causes of Irritable Bowel

Irritable Bowel Syndrome arises from eating foods you cannot fully digest. But how can this cause Irritable Bowel?

When only partial digestion happens - strange 'foreign' proteins are produced. That can cause inflammation and damage to bodily tissues - leading among other things, to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If left unattended - further disease can appear - especially inflammatory diseases like arthritis or colitis.

Why do I only partially digest some foods?  . . . or Why do I have food intolerance?

Food intolerance is genetic - it's in your genes! You got it from your parents, grandparents and great grandparents. And if you have children - you have already passed on that same genetic material to the next generation.

This is a strong reason to find the cause of your Irritable Bowel - so you can pass on the knowledge to your sons, daughters and grandchildren - protecting their health for the future.

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What is the Treatment for Irritable Bowel?

Temporary relief:

You can use medications or supplements from the pharmacy for temporary relief. Some people choose to use probiotics thinking that will help.  But many are made with the very ingredients which cause Irritable Bowel in the first place. Unfortunately - few doctors ever realise food toxins as the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Permanent Cure: foodintol®LoTox Living

Choose the natural, no-drug alternative. It's a permanent cure because it finds the actual cause (your food intolerance) - using a simple Journal. 

You simply track changes in your symptoms as you switch a few foods. It's easy!

There are so many great and 'safe' foods appearing on supermarket shelves every month - it's easy and fun to substitute.

And the good news is once on the right diet for you - Irritable Bowel begins healing within days

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What are the consequences of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

If left untreated - Irritable Bowel Syndrome can progress into quite serious disease. Of course - you can decide to do nothing - and carry on taking only symptom relief - without discovering the cause.

But you may develop any of the following in addition to the constipation, stomach bloating and bouts of diarrhea:



When will I be cured of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Here at foodintol® we don't regard Irritable Bowel as a disease. So it does not need drugs to be 'cured'. Irritable Bowel is the result of eating foods which contain FOOD TOXINS.

Others may be able to digest them fully. But you cannot. And trying to do so will only continue to you make you ill.

  • You will be "cured" when you reduce food toxins in your diet.
  • No drugs, treatments or surgical procedures are needed - just the right fresh foods.

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I am ready for an immediate solution - what's next? 

Food toxins can cause serious disease. But gluten is just one toxin that could be causing your symptoms. 

There are MORE THAN TWENTY FOOD TOXINS – and they act together in different combinations to damage cells and provoke the immune system. 


Our specially developed LOW TOXIN DIET reduces a wide range of food toxins – and is purpose-designed to bring relief from symptoms and ailments.

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All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals