Tag: IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The low-FODMAP diet is one of the newest food discoveries to promise relief to long-time sufferers of IBS. However, for many who’ve tried it, it’s much more than a fad; it’s a solution. At first, it can seem very technical and complicated, (FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides And Polyols) since so many foods […]
Being that I don’t suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome myself, I had to do some research for this article… I went through many websites and Facebook support groups (like ours) for people who suffer from gastrointestinal problems. I also dug into the many emails we constantly receive from persons who follow our low-FODMAP* menus. What […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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.