Tag: IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Top 5: Tips for Healthy Bowel Movements

28 March, 2016 No Comments

Although the subject isn’t very glamorous, we’ve all wondered our bowel movements at one time or another. Having “good” bowel movements is something very personal, certain people empty their bowels every day, even several times a day, whereas others feel fine doing so just a few times a week. The quality of bowel movements isn’t […]

Reintroducing FODMAP – Why do it?

14 March, 2016 No Comments

Have you eliminated FODMAPs from your diet, and feel much better? Have you read that it is important to reintroduce them, but ask yourself “Why reintroduce FODMAPs when my symptoms have diminished?”

The FODMAP Solution: Put an end to IBS symptoms and abdominal pain!

24 February, 2016 No Comments

Most people who can digest anything don’t know how lucky they are. The situation is rather different for millions of others (1 in 7) who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Research shows that a low-FODMAP diet works in 75% of cases to considerably diminish the IBS symptoms.

TOP 10: Foods That Cause Bloating

20 February, 2016 No Comments

Bloating is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms, but they affect each person differently. For some, bloating only engenders mild discomfort, whereas for others, abdominal distention can be really painful.

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Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

9 February, 2016 No Comments

We’ve all come across people who have banned gluten from their diet, and felt all the better for doing so. You’ve perhaps already done so yourself and you are not the only one!  According to a recent survey in Australia, nearly 10% of the population follows a gluten-free diet, while only 1% of the population […]

Low-FODMAP Valentine’s Day Menu

3 February, 2016 No Comments

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a couple, single, with or without children, with your family or friends, it’s a time to celebrate love. But for those suffering from gastrointestinal problems, it can be a source of stress due to the presence of “trigger” foods, which can turn a beautiful evening into a real nightmare!

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5 Tips for an Enjoyable Holiday, Even with IBS

2 February, 2016 No Comments

You may think it’s impossible to travel without any issues if you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but have no fear, it’s not the case! Read on to discover my best tips for an enjoyable holiday!

Vitamin D and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a causative link?

18 January, 2016 No Comments

A recent study by the University of Sheffield in England has created waves in the media by associating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with vitamin D deficiency. Let me separate fact from fiction here and give you some tips to ensure that you get the maximum vitamin D in your diet.

Paleo Diet and IBS

1 January, 2016 1 Comment

The Paleo diet is based on the interpretation of anthropological data of humans’ diet in the Paleolithic era, and specifically on personal opinions and values.

5 Tips to Optimise the Low FODMAP Diet

24 November, 2015 No Comments

Are you trying to follow a low FODMAP diet to control your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but your symptoms don’t seem to disappear? Do you think you belong to the 25% for whom low FODMAP diets are not effective?  Before throwing in the towel, just follow these tips to stack the odds on your side.

Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

4 November, 2015 No Comments

Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are two diseases that are extremely prevalent in the western world. If you or a loved one suffer from these two diseases, the below tips will help you follow the low FODMAP diet while also keeping your diabetes in check.

Coffee: Good or Bad for the Intestines?

19 October, 2015 No Comments

Coffee is a source of antioxidants in the form of polyphenols and its consumption is linked to a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, strokes and diabetes. Good news for those who are used to waking up to a cup of coffee!