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mcgalla posted:
Hey ladies I have some extra IBS tips to add to the first IBS tips list which has a ton of great info on controlling diarrhea.

Here are some teas and supplements that can help and also be used to relax your tummy even if you don't have IBS!

PEPPERMINT TEA is great for relaxing the muscles in your gastrointestinal tract because of its antispasmodic properties. It relieves gas, bloating, and cramping. Remember to use caution if you have GERD (acid reflux) as peppermint can cause heartburn.

CHAMOMILE TEA is great for soothing your stomach and can reduce inflammation. It can also be used to relieve menstrual cramps and back pain.

GINGER TEA can reduce inflammation, relieve nausea, and improves digestion.

FENNEL TEA aids in digestion and can relieve gas.

Sometimes you can find a combination of these herbs in one tea, check out whole foods or you local health food store.

Other supplements I like to use are probiotics and digestive enzymes which can also be found at health food stores or usually anywhere you can buy vitamins.

Another tip my GI doctor shared with me: As women with Endo our hormones can become a little unbalanced during certain times of the month, causing our bodies to not be able to tolerate certain foods. Keep a food journal and find out if there are any food groups to avoid (for example, Dairy) that you might be able to normally tolerate but during your period may not.
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