|IRRITABLE AND OTHER BOWEL PROBLEMS
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
?Do you have any of these:
- Constipation, with or without intermittent diarrhea
- Foul smelling stools
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Restless sleep, with grinding of teeth
- More than 2 or 3 bowel movements daily
- Rectal/anal itching
- Tired most of the time
There are many possibilities for these symptoms and most physician evaluations reveal nothing. Obviously at least one physician evaluation should be done before you reach for alternatives. And of course any food allergy can cause all these problems and more. You should always avoid wheat, gluten, corn, citrus, milk and peanuts for a month as a first attempt at control of such problems.
Next I would add glutamine powder, one teaspoon each meal and good probiotics, 4 to 8 daily.
If all these fail to help greatly, and GI symptoms persist, especially if you have 2 or 3 of these symptoms, I strongly recommend Enzyme Formulations’ Formula # 29 . It is one of the safest and most effective regulators of bowel function. Start with one teaspoon in a glass of water first thing in the morning. You will need to explore various dosages, up to two rounded tablespoons twice daily, taken between meals, to find the proper dose for your system.
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