Dr. Manu Das: The Ayurvedic Approach to IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Ayurvedic management of IBS disease is totally different from conventional medicine.
Irritable bowel syndrom (IBS) is a chronic disease affecting our Gastrointestinal tract (GIT), characterised by a number of symptoms that include abdominal pain/cramps, bloating, indigestion and altered bowel habits. As we all know, IBS affecting our digestive system. So the influence of our food is of utmost significance in the development of IBS. The primary cause of IBS turns out to be nothing other than our food habits. All other factors like stress, work pressure play a secondary role in the development of IBS. In Ayurveda, food is called "Mahabheshajam", which means "the greatest medicine". The right kind of food can prevent almost all chronic diseases, cure most of them, enhance our immunity, help our brain function well, keep us happy, keep us young, repair our DNA, and enrich all the dimensions of life.
Ayurveda is an ancient health care system from India which has been practiced all over India for the last 5000 years. From India this knowledge has travelled to numerous countries like Nepal, China and even to Europe.
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