Avoid the snooze button
Rather than rushing around in the mornings, make sure you have plenty of time to eat a proper breakfast and go to the toilet before you leave for work. Starting your day in a calmer manner, will help you to relax and ease the symptoms of IBS.
Try marshmallow root
The marshmallow herb, not the sugary puffy stuff that you roast over camp fires, can soothe the symptoms of IBS as it contains mucilage, which can form a protective coating over an inflamed intestine and reduce irritation. Marshmallow root can be consumed in tea form.
Don’t eat when stressed
Even if you feel snowed under at work, make time for a lunch break. Never eat in a rush. Take time to sit down at a table and eat slowly. Chew each mouthful at least 30 times. And avoid gassy foods such as beans, pulses and root vegetables. If you’ve time after you’ve eaten, go for a walk as this will help to combat stress, which can be a trigger for the symptoms of IBS.
Drink ginger tea
Caffeine stimulates the wave-like muscle contractions that move food through the digestive tract. So with IBS, coffee should be avoided in order to reduce these contractions. Try ginger tea instead, as this prevents indigestion, gas and bloating.