Placebo IBS pills work even if the patient knows they are fake.

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Researchers put together a study to see if fake pills could have a real effect for people with IBS. And the pills worked!Your brain can help your bowels taking pills. Pills your brain KNOWS are fake!!!© Can Stock PhotoUnlike most placebo tests, the researchers told the people in the study that the pills were ...

IBS and Pregnancy

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Why now of all times?! Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful time, not a time for IBS symptoms.© Can Stock PhotoI've never been pregnant (obviously), but here's what I've read about IBS and pregnancy.Speaking as an outsider (a male of the species), pregnancy seems like such a beautiful, but challenging time for women.Some women ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Get a Colonic

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Okay, I know I'm going to get some heat on this one.Hitting your colon with a waterfall of water MIGHT cause you problems!© Can Stock PhotoSome people get a colonic or high enema, with no problems.  While some people say there is a reason to do so, I don't believe in it.Especially for ...

Menstruation and IBS

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Does your period make your IBS worse? It does for most women. Moving through the month, your body changes, and for some people mensturation means more IBS symptoms.© Can Stock PhotoIf you're here, it's probably because you want to know if there is a connection between your period and IBS flare ups.Menstruation is an IBS ...

Giardia Diarrhea and IBS

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Find out how the giardia parasite might cause you permanent damage! They're almost pretty aren't they? Until they are inside your intestines where giardia can cause intense IBS symptoms and may cause long term damage. © Can Stock PhotoGiardia diarrhea is caused by a parasite called giardia intestinalis, or giardia lamblia.Recent studies show that people ...