IBS 101: How IBS is different from IBD
Both Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) share many symptom similarities, including abdominal cramping, pain, and at times diarrhea. Dietary recommendations for all individuals suffering from IBS and IBD must be individualized to determine which foods are the most beneficial for each person.
What Exactly is Acid Reflux?
The most common symptom of acid reflux is heartburn. Heartburn is most often described as a burning feeling in the chest or throat. Foods that cause heartburn in some individuals might not affect others. Typical foods that cause irritation include carbonated beverages, spicy foods, and citrus fruits (such as lemons and oranges).
IBS 101: An Introduction to the Low-FODMAP diet for IBS
For people suffering from IBS, finding symptom relief can be a daily struggle. One of the most promising and effective treatments for symptom relief from IBS has been the low-FODMAP diet. The goal of the FODMAP diet is to eliminate FODMAPs from the diet for 2-6 weeks and then reintroduce the foods back into your diet to determine which foods may trigger symptoms.
IBS 101: Learning to Love Fiber
One of the common symptoms for two of the types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is constipation. For individuals suffering from IBS-C or IBS-M, consistency with fiber intake may be the key to finding relief in the restroom. Here are some additional tips to help you reach your fiber goals and help get your gut moving.
IBS 101: What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects your digestive system by disrupting how your bowel muscles contract. This can lead to a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or a mix of constipation/diarrhea.