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For My Tummy – 7 IBS Diet Principles

December 8th, 2007

Tummyblogger over at ForMyTummy.com recently blogged about 7 diet principles when it comes to IBS. I have to agree with all of her principles especially #1. I always start my day with a nice fiber-rich bowl of cereal such as Raisin Brand or Fiber One. It gives me confidence knowing that I’ve put down something solid so I won’t find myself having to run to the bathroom as soon as I get to the office.

I’m also a strong believer in principle #6 which has to do with getting off your butt and exercising. Now I go to the gym 3-4 times a week for two reasons. First off, it’s good for me and I enjoy staying fit and secondly and more importantly it reduces stress so I’m less likely to have an IBS stomach issue.

Here’s the full list tummyblogger has put together on the blog: Continue Reading »

Vitamin Supplements To Help IBS

November 12th, 2007

Indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain, intermittent constipation or diarrhoea, urgent need to defecate, loose or watery or hard or lumpy stools, feeling of incomplete bowel movement, abdominal fullness, wind, abdominal soreness, fatigue, backache, passing mucus during defecation and abdominal swelling are all symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the gut, it is believe that up to 15% of the population suffer from it once during there lifetime. The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, although food sensitivities and allergies, stress, bowel infection, bowel inflammation and sensitive bowel muscles could all be contributing factors that trigger irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms off. Other inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are not thought to be related to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Continue Reading »

The 10 Commandments of Eating for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 2nd, 2006

Much of the dietary information available for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is outdated and useless – or so inaccurate it’s actually likely to trigger symptoms instead of prevent them. What’s a reliable, fast and easy way to start following a diet that will actively help your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms, instead of making them worse? A terrific first step is to start following: Continue Reading »

Does IBS Interfere With Your Daily Activities?

March 30th, 2006

For myself, it used to restrict me to limited activities. I never wanted to be caught out and about with my pants down (no pun intended). IBS may have caused you to avoid doing certain things, like going out or going to work or school. While it may take some time for your efforts to pay off, you may find new freedom by following a plan that includes a healthy diet, learning new ways to deal with your stress and avoiding foods that may make your symptoms worse. Continue Reading »

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Supplements

March 30th, 2006

Supplements for the dietary management of IBS can be unbelievably helpful for stabilizing digestion. This is particularly true when they’re used as one of the five key strategies for controlling Irritable Bowel Syndrome (proper diet, stress management, alternative therapies, and prescription medications are the other four). Continue Reading »

Benefits of Fiber

March 28th, 2006

Fiber not only promotes health, it also help reduce the risk for some chronic diseases. For instance, fiber prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. Fiber is also linked to prevent some cancers especially colon and breast cancer. In addition, fiber may help lower the LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) and the total cholesterol therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. Furthermore, fiber can help lower blood sugar therefore help better manage diabetes. Continue Reading »

Diarrhea and Your Diet

March 28th, 2006

Many things can cause diarrhea including diet, medications or other medical conditions such as IBS and IBD. It is important to watch what you eat if you have diarrhea since diarrhea can cause dehydration. Take special care to:

  1. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of fluid everyday. This will replace lost fluids. Water, juices (except prune juice), broth or consomme, ginger ale, Gatorade jello and weak tea are all good sources of fluid. Continue Reading »
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Today’s Recommended IBS Diet

March 28th, 2006

Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS is more prevalent than we think. The primary symptom of IBS is abdominal pain and cramp after eating – resulting in diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating. Some may find mucous in the feces. These symptoms usually persist for at least 90 days before an IBS diagnosis is considered. Most people only have mild symptoms, and fortunately, a proper diet can usually minimize symptoms. Continue Reading »

Changing Your Diet Helps IBS

March 26th, 2006

For many people, careful eating reduces Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Before changing your diet, keep a journal noting the foods that seem to cause distress. Then discuss your findings with your doctor. You may also want to consult a registered dietitian, who can help you make changes to your diet. For instance, if dairy products cause your symptoms to flare up, you can try eating less of those foods. You might be able to tolerate yogurt better than other dairy products because it contains bacteria that supply the enzyme needed to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk products. Dairy products are an important source of calcium and other nutrients. If you need to avoid dairy products, be sure to get adequate nutrients in the foods you substitute or take supplements. Continue Reading »

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