Some of the symptoms include constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, abdominal pain, bleeding, fistula formation, bloating, and gas.
Many patients with IBD are over consuming carbohydrates, especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). They may also be consuming fried foods, polyunsaturated vegetable oils, and food additives like nitrates, nitrites, MSG, and artificial sweeteners. These substances are highly toxic, and cause inflammation to the bowel.
IBD patients may have food allergies contributing to their problems. They also have a high incidence of bowel flora imbalances with excessive levels of pathogenic bacteria and low levels of beneficial bacteria.
IBD is always multi-factorial and only by finding the root cause of the problem through functional testing, including a metabolically Directed Functional Test, can this problem be solved.