Natural remedies for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) treat the cause of the problem – rather than prescription drugs that do nothing but mask the problem.
Many times, people with digestive problems seek a doctor’s diagnosis, only to be told the have “irritable bowel syndrome”. This is what is known as a ‘garbage can diagnosis’, meaning that if a patient’s symptoms don’t fit into clearly defined conditions, it gets heaped in the garbage can where the real cause is never fully pursued.
Typically, standard treatment includes an acid blocker (which worsens digestion) and fiber. It seems like the diet, or what’s missing from the digestive process, is never discussed!