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IBS and constipation (IBS-C)

IBS and constipation (IBS-C)

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a digestive condition that affects the large intestine. It can cause uncomfortable symptoms that can affect quality of life such as abdominal cramping and bloating. Not to mention that it can cause changes in bowel movements such as constipation and/or diarrhea. There are several forms of IBS, one of which is irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Let’s learn more about this type of IBS and how you can manage symptoms. About IBS-C IBS-C is a type of IBS that can be diagnosed if your bowel movements consist of more than one-fourth of hard and...

Jun 17, 2019

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Inulin intolerance

Inulin intolerance

When you’re following a low FODMAP diet, reading the label of the foods you buy is very important. This is because even a small amount of high FODMAP ingredients can trigger digestive symptoms. One of those ingredients that can be hidden in some processed food products is inulin. Let’s learn about inulin, inulin intolerance, and what part it plays in gut health. What is inulin? Inulin is a soluble fiber, found in many plants, that is considered a fructan. A fructan, if you remember from the low FODMAP diet overview, is a compound similar to fructose that contains FODMAPs. These...

Apr 12, 2019

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Prebiotics for IBS-C

Prebiotics for IBS-C

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, can be a difficult digestive condition to deal with. The uncomfortable symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating that are triggered with certain foods can make meal and snack time difficult.  The low FODMAP diet can help those with IBS relieve symptoms by avoiding certain foods that are common triggers. However, those with a certain kind of IBS, known as IBS-C, may also benefit from the addition of prebiotics to the diet. Let’s learn about what IBS-C is and how prebiotics may help those with this digestive condition. What is IBS-C? IBS-C is...

Apr 09, 2019

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How will I be able to sustain on AIP and low FODMAP diet?

How will I be able to sustain on AIP and low FODMAP diet?

Even before you start a restrictive diet, you may worry how you will ever sustain such a regimen. Giving up some of your favorite foods, having to follow a “can eat” and “can’t eat” list during the elimination phases of such diets can be stressful. However, it’s important to remember that these types of diets, like the low FODMAP and AIP diet, are just temporary to help your body heal. After the elimination phases are over, then you can start adding foods back in slowly to find out what you can and can’t tolerate. It may be a bit of...

Mar 08, 2019

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Natural Remedies for IBS Cramps

Natural Remedies for IBS Cramps

By Trina Palomarez, MS, CNS, CNC Cramping and abdominal pain can be a real struggle for those with IBS. Unfortunately, these symptoms can be a normal part of life for those with IBS, including constipation based, diarrhea predominant or mixed symptom IBS. IBS cramping pain can come in many forms, it can happen after eating, on an empty stomach, while active and even in the middle of the night. Levels of severity can vary wildly, from mild enough to carry on with work, although annoying and nagging, to cramping so severe it keep you home from work and regular activities....

Feb 20, 2019

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