How to Use Foodguides for People with IBSPublished on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 by
Understanding IBS with Foodguides: Expert Insights for Effective Management and Support
If you are living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you have reached the right place. Foodguides exists to connect you with digestible articles on IBS written by experts to help you navigate your condition.
IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that comes in several forms:
If you have IBS, you are not alone. In the U.S., 25-45 million people have IBS — that’s huge! And scientists are discovering more about IBS causes, treatments, and conditions that come along with it.
Foodguides articles cover IBS, from the basics to the latest research on hot topics like gut microbiota, plant-based, and probiotics. Foodguides does not replace working with your healthcare team, including your physician and dietitian, but is a tool to learn more and support your progress. To learn more about IBS, check out these articles on IBS basics and co-occurring conditions:
- IBS 101: What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
- IBS 101: How is IBS Different from IBD?
- IBS 101: The Brain-Gut Connection
- IBS 101: What is SIBO?
- Exploring the Relationship Between PCOS and IBS
- The Interconnectedness of IBS and Visceral Hypersensitivity
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Mental Health- What’s the Connection?
- IBS Genetics: What You Need to Know
Not everyone with IBS responds to the same changes. Depending on your unique case and co-occurring conditions, your provider might recommend a combination of diet changes, supplements, lifestyle changes, medications, or supplements. Check out these Foodguides articles on IBS management approaches and tools, and be sure to talk to your physician about recommendations for you:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome: How an RDN Can Help
- IBS 101: Lifestyle Changes for IBS Management Part 1
- Fiber Supplements for Bowel Health
- The Vibrating Medication for Constipation
- Glutamine and IBS
- Tips for Choosing Probiotics for Gut Health and IBS
- Peppermint Oil for IBS Management
- Kiwi for Constipation and More
- Fueling for Fitness the Low FODMAP Way
Your dietitian can recommend diet changes to manage your IBS, such as including or restricting certain foods, a Low FODMAP diet trial, or changing your fiber intake. These can be tricky to implement. The Foodguides team of dietitians makes it easier with tips for shopping, ingredients, meals, and snacks that make meal planning easy.
- 6 Breakfast Tips and 10 Low FODMAP Breakfasts for IBS
- 5 Gluten-Free and FODMAP-Friendly Picnic Ideas
- 5 Low FODMAP and Gluten-Free Chocolate Valentine's Day Treats
- FODMAP Friendly Foods for Managing Cholesterol
- Low FODMAP Sweeteners for IBS
- FODMAP on a Budget
- Websites and Apps for Meal Planning with IBS
- Low FODMAP Elimination Phase Snack Ideas
- FODMAP Friendly Snacks: Dips, Wraps, Crackers & Sweets
And Foodguides experts write and publish recipes and host live cook-alongs that walk you through each step!
Once you know the nutrition approach that works for you, dietary restrictions may still add stress to social events, life changes, and travel. But even if you’ve got an event or trip coming up, we’ve got your back with expert tips to make managing your symptoms doable in real life:
- Thriving at College with IBS
- Back to School Tips for Caregivers of Youth with IBS
- Holidays Success Tips with GERD & IBS
- 8 Essential Tips for Traveling with IBS on a Low FODMAP Diet
- Talking to Loved Ones About IBS or GERD
- Hosting a Stress-Free Low FODMAP Brunch
Sick of thinking about what to eat? Check out the Food Guides—this is where contributors have simplified shopping, so you don’t need to search for IBS-friendly finds.
Want to learn more about a specific contributor? You can read about their bio and see the articles they’ve written on the contributors' page.
Don’t see an article on a question you have about IBS or GI nutrition? We want to hear from you! Let us know what IBS topics you want our experts to write about, so we can support your journey toward better digestive health by leaving us a comment @foodguideshelp on Instagram, X, or Facebook.
- Mayo Clinic Staff. (2023, May 12). Irritable bowel syndrome. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20360064
- International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders. (2023, March 28). IBS Facts and Statistics. About IBS. https://aboutibs.org/what-is-ibs/facts-about-ibs/
Elyse KrawtzMS, RDN, CSOWM, LD