Do Probiotics Help IBS Sufferers?

Do Probiotics Help IBS Sufferers?

Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome We constantly hear about curing ourselves or boosting our immune system with vitamins, healthy supplements and integrators. Probiotics are, for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers, on the top list of supplements to be taken; lately I have also started to take some, which are specific for IBS. Probiotics supplements are often […]

Chocolate, Saint or Sinner for IBS Sufferers?

Chocolate, Saint or Sinner for IBS Sufferers?

When I’ve found out that I had IBS and I needed to follow a low FODMAPs diet, one of the first thing I researched was chocolate. I really couldn’t 🙁 give that up, or at least not without a fight. Searching the internet I found contradictory information, until when I finally downloaded the low FODMAPs […]

Low FODMAP Vegetarian Food

Low FODMAP Vegetarian Food

Are you a vegetarian and suffer from IBS? Has your doctor/dietitian suggested you to go on a low FODMAP diet? Do you feel confused on what food you can or cannot eat? Keep on reading then, as this low FODMAP vegetarian food article, may just give you the information you need. The low FODMAP diet […]

IBS Diet – The Elimination And Reintroduction Phases

IBS Diet – The Elimination And Reintroduction Phases

Low FODMAP Diet Phases An IBS diagnosis comes as both a relief and a discomfort for most people. Relief because the cause of all the distress and various digestive malfunctions is finally revealed; discomfort because it means that there may be a lot of dietary adjustments to be made and favourite food to be given […]

Real Low FODMAP (Non Processed) Food Week 2

Real Low FODMAP (Non Processed) Food Week 2

I’m halfway through week two of my ‘real’ low FODMAP food experiment. YEAH! For those who haven’t read my previous post, you should know that after all the overeating of the Christmas festivities, I have decided to cut out from my diet, all processed food for 21 days. Twenty-one days of only healthy low FODMAP […]

Acupuncture And IBS

Acupuncture And IBS

Can Acupuncture Relieve IBS? From following this blog you will know already that it is possible to improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms by following a low FODMAP diet, but there are also non-diet related ways that can help to reduce the pain caused by IBS. I have previously wrote about how having some hypnotherapy sessions, performing regular exercise and […]

Milk Allergy vs Lactose Intolerance

Milk Allergy vs Lactose Intolerance

What are the differences between food allergy and food intolerance? In a previous post, I wrote about lactose intolerance and what it means for IBS sufferers. For this post I have researched the subject of milk allergy and its effects on people dealing with IBS and also investigated the difference between these two ailments. First of […]

How To Follow A Low FODMAP Diet On Holiday

How To Follow A Low FODMAP Diet On Holiday

Going On Holiday? Be Prepared, Relax and Enjoy! Vacations and holidays are times everyone looks forward to, even those who are on a low FODMAP diet. But these times can be challenging for us low FODMAP dieters, because traveling brings up the possibility of consuming the ‘wrong’ food and by consequence flaring up our IBS […]

Is There A Link Between SIBO And IBS?

Is There A Link Between SIBO And IBS?

At present the relationship between SIBO and IBS is not completely clear, but some medical studies show a connection in symptoms in people suffering from Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What is SIBO? Turn on the television and you will see a commercial for probiotics or a yogurt product that promotes […]

Low FODMAP Diet On A Budget

Low FODMAP Diet On A Budget

The Health Food Aisle Trap Within the last decade, when the gluten-free craze hit the food industry, there arose with it the misconception that ‘gluten-free’ was synonymous with ‘healthy’. This idea lingers still, and it is shown in most of our major grocery stores; if you were to ask a store clerk where you would find a […]

Best Low FODMAP Diet Books

Best Low FODMAP Diet Books

Top Low FODMAP Diet Books Available On Amazon (revisited February 2017) When I was first diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, my GP referred me to a dietitian, who was familiar with IBS symptoms and advised me to go on a FODMAP elimination diet. She also suggested to download the Low-FODMAP Monash University smartphone app, as a […]

21 Days Of Real Low FODMAP Food

21 Days Of Real Low FODMAP Food

Real Low FODMAP Food Experiment With Christmas, New Year’s eve and two daughters’ birthday parties finally over, it is time to go back to a healthy eating plan. My diet is already 95% low FODMAP, but during these holidays I have indulged in a ‘few too many’ low FODMAP treats and I can see that […]

Low FODMAP Christmas Dilemma

Low FODMAP Christmas Dilemma

The low FODMAP way around your Christmas meal Christmas festivities can be a real pain when you suffer from food allergies or intolerance. I’ve realised that last year, when I went to Italy to visit my family for Christmas. The majority of the food that my sisters prepared was unsuitable for me and it was […]

IBS In Children

IBS In Children

We know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not exactly a disease; it is referred to as a functional disorder. This means that the bowel is not functioning as it should. This syndrome, can afflict people of all ages, unfortunately also children. What are the symptoms of IBS in children? Verifying IBS in children is […]

Eating Out Tips When Following An IBS Diet

Eating Out Tips When Following An IBS Diet

Eating Out At A Restaurant When You Suffer From IBS Can Be Challenging IBS sufferers often fear eating out at restaurants with friends and family, I know I did. The reason being, that we have to be on a very particular diet, which doesn’t allow us to enjoy eating out what we want and where we’d […]