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Study: Probiotics Reduce Stress-Induced Intestinal Flare-Ups

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To summarize: Probiotics can be good for you. Stress always exacerbates underlying illness and weakness. Probiotics do not cancel out stress, but they do help to regulate the immune system and therefore may help to mitigate some of the effects of stress on your IBS.  What they didn’t mention was that probiotics may help your […]

“Experts” Gather to Investigate the Causes of IBS

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This came up in the news recently and is worth noting. From MedicalNewsToday.com: “GENIEUR, which stands for Genes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Europe, was funded by the European Science Foundation. Its main aim is to identify the genes and DNA variants which might be linked to a higher risk of developing IBS symptoms.” “According to […]

Common Misconceptions About IBS

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The biggest misconception about IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is that it defines a specific medical condition. IBS is, by definition, just a group of symptoms affecting the digestive tract that haven’t been explained. Unlike cancer, a stroke, or the flu, IBS is more of a starting point than a diagnosis, because it doesn’t provide any […]

What is IBS?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a bowel disorder characterized by diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and chronic abdominal pain. It is fairly common and makes up 20-50% of visits to gastroenterologists. Although formal diagnosis depends on a very specific set of symptoms, the range of symptoms that occur in patients diagnosed with IBS […]

What is an Elimination Diet?

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Ideally, to create an optimal IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) diet, all you’d have to do is avoid a certain food or food group to discover whether it was triggering your IBS. Unfortunately this is usually easier said than done. It takes a great deal of time, persistence, and education to properly construct a diet that […]

5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Detect Your Own Food Allergy

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Reason #1: One major obstacle to figuring out which foods are problematic is that, even on an elimination diet, you may not have truly eliminated all of your allergenic foods. Assumptions are often made about which foods are allergenic and which foods are not. These assumptions are often wrong. Even on an elimination diet you […]

Are gastrointestinal infections to blame with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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I believe that the reason that many people with GI infections develop IBS is because those people have other factors that were already weakening their digestive tract prior to their infection. The infection was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” so to speak. Their GI tract couldn’t bounce back from the infection because there […]

FDA Approves Irritable Bowel Syndrome Drug

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Yet another symptom focused drug has been approved for IBS patients.  In a very short trial, this new drug was determined to help more patients that placebo to have a bowel movement when constipated.  The primary side effect noted was diarrhea.  Again it’s worth pointing out that this drug does not address the cause of […]