Ayurvedic Perspective on IBD and IBS with Dr. Sujatha Kekada
In this Podcast, host Colette Kent explores the Ayurvedic View on IBD and IBS with Dr. Sujatha. Worldwide it’s estimated that 5-10% of the population suffers from IBS and cases of both, IBS and IBD, have risen sharply in the last 20 years.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort or pain, with often severely altered bowel functions (chronic diarrhoea altering with periods of constipation).
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the other hand, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract and is divided into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Diseases affecting the digestive system can greatly limit the quality of life of those affected. Fortunately, Ayurveda offers several ways to alleviate and manage symptoms.
According to Ayurvedic teachings, IBD and IBS are caused by the doshas being out of balance. This can be due to several reasons, such as a wrong diet, stress or a disturbed biorhythm. Lack of exercise can also be a trigger for digestive problems.
Ayurvedic treatments for IBD and IBS can be manifold and depend entirely on the individual constitution. However, dietary changes, natural remedies from herbs and lifestyle changes are often used. With the right combination of diet, exercise and relaxation, the symptoms of IBD and IBS can be significantly reduced and the normal functioning of the digestive tract can be restored.
Colette chats with Dr. Sujatha about the Ayurvedic View on IBD and IBS and they discuss the following:
- What are IBD and IBS?
- The Ayurvedic view on these conditions.
- What can cause these imbalances?
- The early signs of imbalance in the body and mind.
- The Ayurvedic treatment protocol.
- Preventing the manifestation of IBS and IBD.