Let me pose this question. How do you know when your IBS is cured?
This also goes for any other inflammatory bowel condition.
Here is the only rational answer: listen to your body. You will know when your symptoms are gone for an extended period of time.
What is extended? This would be a minimum of 6 months without any symptoms. Of course this also means that you are able to do so without the aid of any drugs, dietary supplements, dietary or lifestyle restrictions. Otherwise you would not be able to properly gauge your true status.
We all need to take a course in body language which is the symptoms. The presence or lack of. It is talking to us. Every other diagnostic method is secondary.
You don’t need a colonoscopy to tell you what is going on– the toilet will tell you. Trust your body and it will tell you if something is right or wrong.
My questions for my clients are— ‘Do you have diarrhea, bloating, gas, stomach or intestinal pain?’ ‘Have you seen any mucus or blood in your stool?’ If not—-if it walks like a duck—–. What else are we looking for?
In this day and age people are asking questions – looking for alternatives. If you are not–you should be.