How to Calm your IBS Attack

How To Calm Your IBS Attack?

Inside: IBS attack symptoms. How to calm IBS flare-up? IBS Diet Plan for IBS attack and why Diet plays an important role in controlling IBS symptoms. IBS Food Chart with Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid.

Irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS), is a common disorder that affects a significant number of people worldwide. The incidence if IBs is increasing rapidly and people are having worse symptoms.

Unfortunately for IBS symptoms, conventional medicine has not to help available. There are no medications that can help with IBS symptoms.

Most of the time people have to suffer daily with horrible symptoms. This affects their quality of life and also leads to the development of other diseases in the future. 

Diet plays an important role in controlling IBS symptoms. An in functional medicine we have helped thousands of patients with IBS symptoms through simple diet changes.

Food not only provides nutrition to your body but can also lead to the development of inflammation in your body. This inflammation starters irritating your gut and leads to IBS symptoms. So we need to work on a diet which reduces this inflammation and improves our gut functioning. 

IBS Symptoms

IBS Attack Symptoms

People with IBS get these attacks periodically which are debilitating for them. These attacks come with a variety of different symptoms them. Most common IBS attack symptoms being:

  1. Stomach pain
  2. Back pain
  3. Bloating
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Constipation 
  6. Mucus in stools 
  7. Anxiety and sweating 
  8. Pelvic pain and cramps 

How To Calm IBS Flare-up

Whenever a person has IBS flare-up they also looking for ways to calm this flare up. Luckily there are various things that you can do to help ease the IBS flare up. There is IBS attack diet, then there are natural remedies for flare ups also. 

Let us look at them in detail:

  1. Peppermint teas: Peppermint teas can be very helpful for people in acute IBS flare up. This will help with IBS pain relief and also IBS cramps. Peppermint teas or oil capsules help with IBS flare-up symptoms by acting on specific anti-pain channels called TRPM8. These channels help pain-sensing fibers in the stomach and reduce the pain associated with IBS. 
  2. Ginger teas: Another beneficial tea is ginger tea. Ginger has so many wonderful benefits for gut health. Ginger not only helps with digestion but also reduces inflammation and is also helpful with gut motility and can reduce bloating too.  You can also get combination ginger and peppermint teas and you can do both of them together. 
  3. Deep breathing and meditation: I know the last thing you want to do when you are in pain is meditation. But trust me it works wonders. Deep breathing or meditation just for a few minutes can be super helpful to help get rid of the IBS attack. Try to get used to deep breathing and meditation beforehand so that you can use this technique during an attack. 
  4. Probiotics: Probiotics are also a good way to keep your gut in good health and they can be helpful in preventing and treating IBS attacks. Now we know that IBS can be caused after people have suffered from gut infections. These infections can be as simple as food poisoning, viral infection, bacterial infections, or parasites. And probiotics have shown to reduce the IBS flare ups. 
  5. IBS Diet plan: Now comes the most important aspect of your Ibs plan, food. What to eat when you have IBS attack? In the IBS diet plan, it is very important to first know what not to eat and then also to know what you can eat. 

IBS Diet Plan for IBS Attack

Foods not to eat:

  1. Gluten 
  2. Spicy food 
  3. Sodas 
  4. Caffeinated beverages 
  5. Dairy 
  6. Alcohol 
  7. Fried food 
  8. Fast food 
  9. Processed food 
  10. Vegetables with worsen bloating like cabbage, cauliflower, beans, onions, garlic 

Foods to eat

  1. Gluten free whole grains 
  2. Fruits which help with gut symptoms like bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, melons 
  3. Vegetables: Don’t eat raw vegetables but cooked during this time. Zucchini, squash, cucumber, green leafy vegetables 
  4. Nuts and Seeds: Chia seeds, flax seeds, pum[kin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds.  
  5. Spices: Turmeric, ginger 

This is a very concise list of foods to avoid and foods to eat. But for an attack above list could be handy tool for you. 

But below I am providing a complete IBS diet chart, that you can follow and will be helpful for you. This diet chart will help you to not get frequent IBs attacks in the future. 

IBS diet Chart


Rice, Oats,Quinoa
Bananas,Blueberries,Cantaloupe,Grapefruit,Grapes,Honey Dew melon,Kiwi,Lemon,Lime,Oranges,Papaya,Passion Fruit,Pineapple,Pomegranate,Raspberries,Strawberries,Tangerines
Bok Choy,Celery,Chard,Collard Greens,Cucumber,Green beans,Kale,Lettuce,Parsley,Peppers Sweet,Pumpkin,Rhubarb,Spinach,Split peas,Squash,String beans,Tomatoes,Watercress,Zucchini
Fats and Oils:
Avocado,Almond oil,Avocado oil,Coconut oil,Flaxseed oil,Ghee,Grapeseed oil,Macadamia oil,Safflower oil,Sesame oilSunflower oil
Unsweetened plant milk
Nuts and Seeds:
Almond,Almond butter (100% almonds),Brazil nuts,Chestnuts,HazelnutsMacadamia nuts,Cashews and cashew butter,Sunflower seeds & butter,PecansPine nuts,Seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, chia, flax,Walnuts,Water chestnuts
Meat (beef, lamb, pork, bison)Poultry (chicken, turkey)Seafood (wild salmon, sardines, cod etc.)Eggs
Spices and herbs:
Allspice,Basil,Bay Leaf,Cilantro,Cinnamon,Ginger,Nutmeg,Oregano,Paprika,Rosemary,Sage,Salt,Thyme


Vegetables Garlic Onions Aparagus, Beans e.g. black, broad, kidney, lima, soya Cauliflower, Cabbage, savoy Mange tout Mushrooms Peas Scallions / spring onions (white part) 
FruitsApples, Apricot, Avocado, Bananas, ripe Blackberries, Grapefruit, Mango, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raisins, Sultanas, Watermelon 
MeatsChorizo Sausages Processed meat (check ingredients)
GrainsBarley Bran Cous cous Gnocchi Granola Muesli Muffins Rye Semolina Spelt Wheat foods e.g. Bread, cereal, pasta
NutsCashews Pistachio 
Cow milk Goat milk Sheep’s milk Soy milk made with soy beans , Butermilk Cream Custard Greek yoghurt Ice cream Sour cream Yoghurt, Cream cheese Ricota cheese
Sweeteners Agave High Frucose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Honey Inulin Isomalt Malttol Mannitol Sorbitol Xylito

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