Problem with stomach, ibs? Read about what contributes to optimal gastrointestinal health. Diet advice according to the FODMAP diet that lists foods as good or bad to eat if you have ibs. Time for some probiotics like fermented cabbage, fermented soy - tempeh. Peppermint tea/Essential oil and Ginger is good.

Text: Carl Grinde Date: November 6 2018
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Updated September 5 2019

Happy tummy to you all..
It feels great to have done this page since I really need help myself. My stomach has quite often been an absolute disaster for the last six months or a little longer.. But it's much better now (March 9 2019). Much of my problems (stomach pain, cramps) disappeared when I stopped using salt. My tip: eliminate salt totally from your diet a few days and feel the difference. Don't eat too much salt. It's not healthy. Eat moderate amounts of salt, with iodine. More about salt health hazards at the bottom of this page. Bad dietary habits, stress, harmful additives in food, medicines with harmful side effects, stress, etc. make us sick. With the right information and motivation, you can change your situation for the better.
After I followed advice on this page for three days, I feel much better. I began to eat lactose-free yogurt, a little tempeh and lactic acid cabbage, drank peppermint tea. It really made a difference for me. I feel much better in my stomach now.
Tempeh, ie fermented soybeans really feels like a good help for the stomach. Try it.

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Known ibs triggers
Here are the things you should avoid if you have ibs. Salt is my tips. Cut down on salt.
Known ibs triggers

L-Glutamine powder and Marygold tea - perhaps the best medicine for ibs
A bad stomach can depend on several things. If you have ibs, your mucosa in the stomach irritaded. This makes your stomach extremely sensitive to anything you eat.
You should investigate and try to find the root cause of your specific problem and eliminate bad food from your diet. You also need to heal and repair your mucosa in your stomach.
According to the Swedish Nutritional Therapist Maria Ericsson Glutamine and Marygold tea are some of the best things to do cure ibs. that states: Glutamine "supports the mucosal lining and the healthy functioning of the gastrointestinal tract".
Glutamine powder is recommended rather that capsules. If you have ibs, you should investigate what is the case with you, which is the major reason because it may vary from person to person.
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Kombine with peppermint tea for a better taste.
Peppermint tea is also very good and soothing for the stomach and a good treatment for ibs.

Colostrum - a superfood that fights ibs and leaky gut
Colostrum is the very first milk a cow produces for the new born calf. It's a real superfood packed with nutrients and vitamins. Colostrum fights ibs and leaky gut. It is anti-inflammatory, strengthens the immune system and is very good for health. (Swedish) (Swedish)
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Tips for IBS relief, good herbs to eat
Good things to try is: L-Glutamine, Arabinogalactan prebiotic fiber, Marshmallow Root, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL), Slippery Elm and Aloe Vera. (Swedish) (Swedish) (Swedish)

Peppermint Essential oil and Black Cummin seed oil for IBS relief
In the most comprehensive meta-analysis to date, PO was shown to be a safe and effective therapy for pain and global symptoms in adults with IBS." Peppermint oil Black Cummin seed oil Peppermint oil Black Cummin seed oil
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FODMAP diet guide
The FODMAP diet guide for you with ibs. FODMAPs stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in food. They can cause ibs, intestinal problems. Foods that are low in FODMAPs are best for ibs. A low FODMAP-diet is what you shall eat. If you eat too many low-fodmap foods at the same time it will no longer be low, ie a low intake of fodmap.
We are all different. One should try out what suits one's stomach best. It may be good to be inspired by footmap guides but you do not have to follow everything they say. According to them, it is bad for the stomach to eat lentils, beans, etc. I do not agree with this. They also warn of wheat and that warning is justified, especially with regard to wheat flour. But it is possible to eat wheat that is not ground to flour, ie wheat on whole grain. It is a completely different thing for the stomach when we eat cereals on whole grains compared to flour. I definitely think you should eat whole grains, whole wheat grains, whole bulgur, lentils, beans, etc. because this contains resistant starch which is very good for the intestinal flora. (Swedish)
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Ibs triggers and food to reconsider, avoid
Lactose in milk, ice cream, dairy products etc
Gluten (But have you tried Whole grain wheat?)
salt, mineral salt
spicy foods
processed foods, fast food, ready made foods
MSG - monosodium glutamate (bouillon cubes, chips, seasoning, marinades)
artificial-sweeteners, Aspartame, sorbitol (chewing gum Extra, diet Coke)
chewing gum
cigarettes, alcohol, carbonated drinks
refined sugar
certain medications
Soy beans (But fermented soy products are ok to eat.)

Drug induced ibs
There are many commercial medicines that causes gut-dysfunction such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and even gastrointestinal bleeding. Voltaren with Diclofenac is such a drug. Start reading the package insert for your medicines.
NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs) can also be hurt your gi tract.

Regular soy beans is bad for ibs. But fermented soy is good!
Yes, fermented soy is good for ibs. Eat some fermented soy beans, eat miso paste, tofu or tempeh!
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Miso paste brands

Gluten free tips. Wheat in fodmap diet

Lentils, beans, chickpeas, whole grains, whole wheat, whole Bulgur, whole grains
According to FODMAP-guides beans, lentils that are canned or in tetrapack are better for the stomach than home cooked.
Beans and lentils contain very much resistant starch that is good for the stomach and therefore I definitely think you should eat them and I think you should cook them at home. Tip: Soak the beans/lentils/grains for 10 or 15 hours, change water before boiling. If you cook beans, chickpeas then pour off the water after ten minutes of boiling and then take new water. Wipe off the white foam in the pan. Use a big spoon and remove the white foam that occurs during the first ten minutes of cooking. Do you have ibs? Don't put salt in the water. Try to only use a little salt when you eat if you need salt. Feel free to skip the salt and feel the difference. It feels good for the stomach :)

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Resistant starch - super food for the stomach and intestinal flora
Resistant starch is a type of carbohydrate that is very good for intestinal health. It is available in several different foods, unripe bananas, boiled cooled potatoes, Teff flour, beans and lentils and more.
FODMAP guides do not seem to include resistant starch in their recommendations, which is a big drawback for FODMAP.
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Read more here about resistant starch.

Low fodmap bread, Sourdough spelt bread, zucchini bread
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Sauerkraut, probiotics and fermented foods helps ibs
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Tempeh - fermented soy recipes. Good for ibs! (Swedish)
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Tempeh chips, bbq tempeh smoked grilled
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Fermented chickpea miso paste
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Koji spores - fermented foods
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Buy Koji spores (Aspergillus oryzae) for making fermented foods like Tempeh, Miso etc
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Barley Miso koji recipe
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Curing meat with koji
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Getting started with making probiotic foods

Probiotic supplements
Probiotics provide your gut with healthy bacteria.
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Leaky gut supplements

Fermented cabbage and vegetables probiotics recipes
Lacto fermented vegetables do not contain milk or lactose. The bacterium is just called that because it was first detected in sour milk. Mjölksyrade grönsakers nyttighet numera vetenskapligt belagd (Svenska)
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Kefir is superfood, probiotic and very good for ibs
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Peppermint oil capsules helps ibs
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More IBS supplements
Betaine HCL/Pepsin by Thorne Research
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IBS Treatment by IBSolution (
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Aloevera remedy
Aloe vera juice for ibs

IBS herbal treatments
To relieve the symptoms and heal the stomach you can try these things: Aloevera juice, Peppermint oil, Ginseng, Holy basil, Licorice root, Triphala, Caraway, Fennel, Marshmallow, Chamomile, Probiotic cultures like Sauerkraut.

Do you have SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
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Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Hypothyroidism is an under active thyroid function. This medical condition can cause ibs symptoms.

Salt can cause stomach cancer and probably also ibs.
Be aware of anti-caking agents in salt.

Salt and anti-caking agents can cause IBS
I have had a big problems with stomach pain after meals and a big part of it disappeared when I stopped using salt. Try excluding salt in your diet totally for two or three days and feel the difference. salt also contains anti-caking agents that probably are not to healthy to eat. Buy a clean salt, like Himalayah salt ot mineral salt like Seltin. Make sure to get enough Iodine.

(from, edited) We only need 1.5 grams of salt per day. The recommended maximum dose is 5-6 grams (Swedish Food Administration) The average Swedish person eats 11 grams per day. The salt contains Sodium which is harmful and can cause cardiovascular disease. Salt can also cause kidney damage. High salt consumption can also cause migraine attacks and edema. (Swedish)

Salt is a common health hazard. We only need 1.5 grams of salt per day. We eat about 10 times as much!

Excessive salt intake is negative to health. Consider how much hidden salt you get in your daily food.

Salt can cause stomach cancer
Salt consumption is difficult to measure since it is ‘hidden’ in daily foods without us being aware of it.

Most published epidemiological studies provide positive evidence for an association between salt or salted food consumption and stomach cancer risk, which was also supported by experimental studies." (Pubmed)

Our results support the view that salt intake is an important dietary risk factor for gastric cancer" (Pubmed)

Be aware of harmful anti caking agents in salt

Best salt: Celtic sea-salt and Himalayan salt

Many gives the advice to avoid gluten, grain products etc. This is probably a good advice and worth a try to see if you get better. But there is a big difference between ground flour and whole grain.
Learn how to eliminate the phytic acid content in whole grains.