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I no longer have to deal with gas or bloating...I had IBS bad with tons of gas and bloating for 8+ years. I was severely constipated, and sometimes would not have a bm for WEEKS. I tried ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.I feel fantastic now...regular bms, NO GAS (this is the best!), eat well, no problems!...this is what has worked for me. None of this was "prescribed", by the way. I found it out through gruelling trial and error. I was really committed to curing myself....if it worked, I would embrace it. If it didn't work, I would abandon it. Note: I notice a lot of people on this board rely on their medical doctor for this condition. I have always avoided the "pharmaceutical" solution because it always fell short. I really needed something that would work and complement natural healing. Your body will heal itself by the way....if you can give it a chance. Details follow:pROPER DIETRead "Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type"....follow it to the letter. Ignore all the scientific jargon...just follow the guidelines.(here is a link to the book http://www.dadamo.com/)i.e. if you are like me, (blood type "O") you avoid all wheat products, and all milk products. This means you eat: meat, fish, vegetables, fruit. Other blood types require a different regimen...this stuff really made a huge difference.KEEP THE COLON CLEARIf you are severely constipated go to a colon therapist, get it cleaned out. It's very natural, all they do is flush your lower colon with water. It works and gives your colon a break. Or use one of the "colon cleansers" on the market, the herbal ones work quite well.The idea is to keep your colon clear while the other items in this post can do their work.USE THE FOLLOWING HERBSDrink the following herbal tea daily, at least 3 mugs full...cold or hot.Milk thistle teaDandelion teaBuy the pure tea in teabags...steep both teas in the same pot. Steep for half an hour or more (just leave the bags in the pot until it cools, you want this stuff good and strong)As well, get the Homeopathic remedy: Milk Thistle (It's in a liquid form. Take it per instructions 2-3 times a day).Both the milk thistle and dandelion work great in tandem on the liver to keep it functioning well...they act as tonics, can't recommend them enough. I was eating lots of soluble and non-soluble fibre (because I was so constipated, and isn't that what is always recommended?) and getting NO RESULTS. Some people can eat fibre and it makes them go. What I discovered is that other people like me NEED WATER IN THE BOWEL for any fibre to work. The dandelion and milk thistle (both the tea and the homeopathic remedy) gently drive water into the bowel, thus flushing the system.This gives the fibre you eat a chance to work as well. Fibre without water just equals very dry conditions in the colon...which just leads to more constipation (arrgh).HEALTHY BACTERIA IN THE BOWELTake the following probiotic bacterial tablets:REUTERIJust one tab a day, apparently these are the best, you only need to take them for 21 days.This will reduce gas big time...a great relief for me!AVOID caffeine! Ok so skip this part and do the rest.So to recap:Follow a diet that is sympathetic to your blood type, keep the bowel clear so the other methods have a chance to work, take the bacterial culture tablets to put good bacteria into your gut, and take the tea and the milk thistle remedy to gently push water into the bowel.Do this for just one month and you'll be amazed at the difference. I feel very fortunate not to have to put up with IBS anymore...unless I break the rules and eat something I shouldn't!
 

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Hi rj100,I'd like to comment on your alternative medicine solution to stop gas.When this gas problem spoiled my life a year ago, I went right to a gastroenterologist; got many tests and he found gallstones, so I was really in despair that agreed to get my gallbladder off. But gas was still there. Then I turned to naturopathy, this ‘reputable’ New England ND initially tried IBS: I got Permeability complex; Colostrum; Digestive Enzymes; Intestinal cleaner; It didn’t work.Then he tried Candidiasis: I got Colloidal Silver; Yeast killer; Colon Cleanser; H Pylori treatment; Liver Pills ( Candida hides in liver…) and also didn’t work.I went back to science, found another Dr (MD), and ordered Lab Tests. The Naturopath stuff caused some damage to my Liver, and as you know, this stuff is not FDA approved! Well I’m afraid I cannot sue this guy…Recent tests found I have SIBO, so I expect this time I’ll get some cure.This is my opinion and personal situation; I know that other people have found alternative medicine cure or relief, but you have to be careful. Colon Hydrotherapy is dangerous. If applied wrongly, it can perforate your intestines. See this Quackwatch Gastro: I’m glad it worked for you, it didn’t for me. Take care, Tony
 

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quote:Recent tests found I have SIBO, so I expect this time I’ll get some cure.
The test result you told to us did not say that.
 
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