Peppermint oil (Menthae piperitae aetheroleum), which contains cineol, limonene, menthofuran, menthol, and menthone, is obtained from the fresh leaves of peppermint, Mentha piperita by steam distillation.
Probiotics are microorganisms that promote health benefits through alterations of or interactions with the intestinal microbiota (seeChapters 3 and 131).73 Patients with infectious and inflammatory disease states, such as pseudomembranous colitis and IBD, as well as patients with IBS, also have had benefit from probiotic agents. Evidence from RCTs has demonstrated that ingestion ofLactobacillus plantarum resulted in significant reductions in abdominal pain and flatulence in patients with IBS.74,75 A report of fermented milk that containsBifidobacterium animalis showed this probiotic improves abdominal distention and associated symptoms in patients with constipation-predominant IBS.76 In addition, a systematic review of probiotics demonstrated thatBifidobacterium infantis 35624 (Align) significantly improves abdominal pain, bloating, distention, and the sensation of incomplete evacuation.77
|Rokeby Farms Probiotic Yoghurt (natural)||Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactis, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactococcus lactis subsp. Cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis, Lactococcus lactis sub. lactis biovar diacetylactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides, Streptococcus thermophiles and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus.||>20 billion||A kefir style “milk” – you don’t need too much of this to get a big dose of bacteria|
strengthening the lower esophageal sphincter to control indigestion
His theory hinges on the premise that your mind tells your nervous system to decrease blood flow to your muscles in order to cause painful oxygen deprivation—and thereby distract you from simmering anger, anxiety and other feelings your subconscious would rather keep tamped down