About one in six people in the U.S. have symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common disorder that causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation.
That said, there are other less drastic measures that provide relief for many people with IBS.
Click on the list to view ten foods and other natural supplements that have been shown to help reduce the symptoms of IBS. Read detailed information about each remedy, plus learn why they work and how much of each is recommended.
In a nutshell, they are:
- Lemon balm
- Yogurt and probiotics
- Papayas (or papain extract)
- Pineapple (bromelain enzyme)
- Caraway seed
- Fennel seed
Other remedies that have been proven to help some sufferers of IBS include yoga (particularly exercises that exercise the lower abdomen), meditation, regular exercise and cannabis.
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