How do multivitamin supplements help irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Optimal nutrition is fundamental to repairing, rebuilding and restoring the health of your cells. This is even more important when you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), because healthier cells augment the healing process. You will benefit from a good multivitamin supplement, but taking multivitamins is no substitute for eating a balanced and healthy diet. Healthy foods -- especially fresh fruits and vegetables -- contain phytochemicals and trace elements that are not available in most multivitamins. Additionally, there are many healing substances in fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains that have not even been isolated yet, and which are certainly missing from multivitamin supplements.
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