Stress and IBS

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There is a reason IBS is sometimes called a 'nervous stomach.' Your whole body suffers when you're under too much stress; including your bowels.© Can Stock PhotoStudies show that stress doesn't CAUSE IBS, but anyone with IBS knows that stress can trigger  IBS symptoms or even a full IBS attack.Any time there's a  lot of ...

The Brain Gut Connection

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How your mind could be giving your body IBS, and what you can do about it. The brain gut connection shown here in red. © Can Stock PhotoMost people have heard the expression 'If you have the guts'. There are a lot of expressions like that: Intestinal fortitude, do you have the guts, fire in the ...

Soy Sensitivity

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Is this 'health food' hurting your health? Many people have a soy sensitivity that makes them sick as, um, heck! Others eat soy with no problems???© Can Stock PhotoSoy sensitivity (also called soy intolerance) affects many people. Most people don't even know what soy is.  Yet many people suffer from the effects soy has on their digestive ...

Fatty Foods

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A delicious way to trigger IBS symptoms! MMMMMMmm. Some of my favorite fatty foods!!! I have to be really careful eating ANY of them now though.© Can Stock Photo Do you like fried food? What about some ice cream? OOOH, how about some fried ice cream?! How about cold cuts? Or Bacon? Or fried eggs on toast?I love ...

Hydrogen Breath Test

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One simple test, many helpful results! A simple hydrogen breath test can tell all kinds of things about your health!© Can Stock PhotoA hydrogen breath test can be a useful diagnostict tool.It's often used to determine what kinds of problems might be going on in your bowels. Although some people think of this test as ...