Crossroad Chiropractic

No one likes an upset stomach.  At our office we get people complaining of stomach and gastrointestinal (GI) complaints all the time.  We would like to give you some natural remedies for GI distress.  This applies to common things like heartburn, nausea, pain and bloating.

Probiotics

Probiotics are supplements that contain healthy bacteria for the gut and aide in digestion.  By providing good bacteria they can provide relief for diarrhea and can also relieve symptoms of IBS.   This is by far the number one supplement to take to help with stomach ailments.  In order to get a good colony, make sure your supplement has 10 or more strains of bacteria, and that there is a broad range of types of bacteria. 

For Good quality supplements you only need to take one to two capsules per day and you need to be consistent.  It takes a minimum of 15 days to cultivate a good colony.  If you are taking a supplement and find that you are getting diarrhea you might be taking too much, drop back to 1 or 2 capsules every other day.  Also, taking probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics is very important to replenish the gut flora, because unfortunately antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria but the good as well.

Peppermint oil and peppermint oil capsules

Lots of recent research has been showing that peppermint oil can help lessen the pain and bloating associated with IBS.  Clinically speaking, peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms.