Why the term IBS is Bullsh*t
Updated: Oct 14, 2022
It's a mixed feeling when you get the diagnosis for IBS.
On one hand, you're glad you can at least pinpoint your symptoms to something... but on the other hand, it opens up a whole new universe of questions.
What's causing my "irritable bowels"?
What is the path forward?
How do I heal?
This is where many are left to their own devices... I know I certainly was.
The term "IBS" is a term of exclusion... which basically means: "well, we've ruled out everything else, so this is all that's left."
"Irritability" is a symptom, not a cause. The term does nothing to address the root cause, which can vary significantly from person to person.
Here are examples of possible root causes of IBS:
Hypochlorydia (Low Stomach Acid)
Food Sensitivities (Gluten and Dairy)
Candida (Yeast Overgrowth)
For me, I was diagnosed with IBS... but the root cause of my symptoms ended up being so much more - including a crazy parasitic infection.
So let this be your reminder that you are not doomed to a life of digestive stress.
You can heal, you just have to get to the root of the problem in order to find a proper solution.