IBS and Digestive Issues

You will find the main digestive disorders we treat listed on this page.  However, if you have a different condition, or are unsure if we eliminating can help you, please do get in touch for an informal chat.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome can seriously affect your quality of life.  It is commonly characterised by abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. You can experience sudden bowel movements and have feelings of incomplete evacuation. It can also be accompanied by reflux.

It usually takes some time for your digestive system to get into a situation where you start noticing the symptoms frequently associated with IBS.   At this stage there are a number of pathogens that are living in your digestive tract. The initial pathogen usually enters the body on some contaminated food that you have eaten. This particular type of food is the food that that pathogen feeds on eg bread.  Once inside your digestive system your immune system generally keeps the pathogen under control.  However, whenever you digest more bread then your are also “feeding” the pathogen. The pathogen multiplies and excretes waste products such as gas. This causes the symptoms of IBS.  After a while you start to notice that eating bread causes a flare up of your digestive complaints.  You will then think of yourself as wheat or gluten “intolerant” and may well decide to cut bread from your diet. As the pathogen is not being fed it isn’t multiplying and so your symptoms improve. However, the pathogen has not gone away.  If you completely cut out bread then eventually the pathogen will start to feed off other food types. This will then lead you to notice that you are intolerant to say dairy products. A person with IBS always has several nasty pathogens at work.  Effectively, you have gone past the point where your immune system is able to completely kill off an invading pathogen and you are left with several pathogens, which are taking up valuable immune system resources. 

Typical causal pathogens: Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasmosis, Staphylococcus, Lamblia Intestinalis, Campylobacter

Crohn’s Disease

Please read the section above on irritable bowel syndrome.  We believe Crohn’s disease is when the digestive system’s condition has become more severe than IBS (there is more damaging pathogenic activity) and is at the stage where physical damage is being caused to the digestive tract eg ulcers, tears.  By removing the causal pathogens the digestive tract will no longer be irritated and the body has a chance to heal itself. We recognise Crohn’s disease to be extremely serious. Therefore we recommend monitoring your condition as usual under the supervision of mainstream medical professionals during our treatment. Please note however, eliminating pathogens does not cause further problems or illness amongst Crohn’s sufferers.

Typical causal pathogens: Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasmosis, Staphylococcus, Lamblia Intestinalis, Campylobacter


Constipation, or being slow / difficult to pass stools is caused when there is too much liquid extracted from the waste food matter during the final stage of digestion.  We believe this is caused by pathogens, often parasites, which extract this liquid to survive in your body.

Typical causal pathogens: Toxoplasmosis, Lamblia intestinalis, Bacteroids, Oxyuren, Amoeba

Frequent Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea or loose stools is usually caused by the digestive system trying to flush whatever is in the intestines through too quickly, before sufficient liquid has been extracted.  Frequent diarrhoea often remains after a bout of  ‘food poisoning’ or catching a ‘stomach bug’.  Although the immune system has managed to deal with the worst of the problem, you may be left with some remnant pathogens.   These causal pathogens, having not been completely killed off by the immune system after their initial invasion, simply live in the digestive tract.  Symptoms usually flare up upon eating the same type of food you originally ingested them with.   This frequently leads the sufferer to believe that they have become intolerant to certain foods, particularly wheat and dairy.  Once the causal pathogens are destroyed then the sufferer should once more be able to eat a complete range of foods.

Typical causal Pathogens: Salmonella, Listeria, E-Coli, Campylobacter

We may also be able to help you if you have these other conditions:

Recurrent indigestion or heartburn
Stomach ulcers or reflux
Excessive wind or bloating