Low FODMAP Diet Is Not A Gluten Free Diet

Low FODMAP Diet Is Not A Gluten Free Diet

Is Gluten Free Diet Ok For IBS? So, here is the deal: Low FODMAP diet is not the same as a gluten free diet. While it looks like you are being wise, by following a gluten free diet, as you are avoiding Oligos-fructans and Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) contained in wheat, barley and rye (just to mention […]

How To Treat IBS Naturally

How To Treat IBS Naturally

If you are one of the 15% of people, suffering from it, you would surely know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, is a disorder causing abdominal pain and frequent visits to the toilet. IBS can really exhaust a person, but you don’t need to discourage, there is help. Just like me, some IBS sufferers […]

Hypnotherapy Can Help IBS

Hypnotherapy Can Help IBS

I have just had the opportunity to interview Brian David, who is a qualified hypnotherapist with a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, awarded by The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis in England. As I am constantly researching Irritable Bowel Syndrome and ways to keep those symptoms at bay, I have recently learnt that hypnotherapy can be […]

How Exercise Can Help IBS

How Exercise Can Help IBS

Can Exercise Really Help IBS Sufferers? Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects more people than you know. Although some people may have an upset stomach every now and then, many individuals have constant pains and bloating after eating certain foods. These symptoms occur due to the sufferer’s inefficient bowel movements. Sometimes, the colon moves too fast and […]

When Cheating (On The Low FODMAP Diet) Costed My Pants

When Cheating (On The Low FODMAP Diet) Costed My Pants

How Much Do You Miss Your Favourite High FODMAPs Food? DISCLAIMER: This post contains a lot of ‘toilet humour’ (which is quite common when you suffer from IBS), read only if not offended by this type of humour and away from meals. The story starts here: I have been following a low FODMAPs diet for […]

Difference Between IBS and IBD

Difference Between IBS and IBD

What is the difference between IBS and IBD? Friends and acquaintances often notice that lately I have been following a fairly strict food diet (low FODMAPs) and usually ask me the reasons. When I say I have IBS, most people don’t know what it is, which is kind of strange considering 15% of the population […]

Drinking Soda Soft Drinks When Suffering From IBS

Drinking Soda Soft Drinks When Suffering From IBS

The Trouble With Soda Soda is one of the most prolific and tasty drinks that people purchase. Behind the taste, and behind the clever marketing you are going to find that it’s one of the worst things for your health. Even the diet and low calories varieties are going to cause you a great deal […]

Low FODMAP Diet For IBS: Not A Simple Food List

Low FODMAP Diet For IBS: Not A Simple Food List

As previously discussed Irritable bowel syndrome, more commonly referred to as IBS, is an uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating disorder of the large intestine (colon).  It causes symptoms such as bloating gas, abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, and constipation.  Fortunately, IBS doesn’t cause permanent damage to the structural organs and it doesn’t cause inflammation or changes in […]

Chest Pain And IBS

Before discovering that I had IBS, I suffered pains that resembled to the unstable angina symptoms, I was at the hospital emergency twice, they performed ecg, stress test and even an angiogram. When I described my symptoms to the doctors, they all agreed it sounded like something going on with my heart, unstable angina indicates […]

Top 10 Most Important Facts For IBS Sufferers

Hello, I thought I would share some important facts IBS sufferers should keep in mind, whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’ve known for a while: 1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder. There are four types of IBS based on how your GI Tract (the series of organs that complete the […]

Good Food That Is Not That Good For IBS

How Some Healthy Foods can be Harmful for People with IBS We all know the popular saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” In the case of IBS sufferers apples actually give people those nasty IBS symptoms. While it is important to eat fruit and vegetables as part of a well balanced diet, […]

Beware Of Gluten Free Food

Beware Of Gluten Free Food

Do IBS sufferers need a gluten free diet? Most people think that eating a healthy diet means having a wide variety of low-fat and nutritious foods in moderation. However IBS sufferers have to avoid some of the healthy food too, as they may often find that certain uncomfortable symptoms seem to arise whenever you eat certain […]

When I Found Out I Had IBS, I Was Happy

When I Found Out I Had IBS, I Was Happy

IBS Diagnosis The day I was given an IBS diagnosis, I was very happy. First of all I wasn’t too sure what that was exactly, but what I knew was that, it wasn’t a serious disease or cancer, second I was thrilled that finally I had a diagnosis, for how I had been feeling for so […]