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How this one exercise helps my IBS in a few minutes a day.

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Spoiler: Kettlebell swings DRAMATICALLY helped my IBS! I've been writing about IBS for years, and this exercise has helped my IBS more than almost anything else.Once I got rid of my IBS food triggers, I found some small things that helped, but NOTHING like what has happened since I started kettlebell swings.I went from loose stools ...

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 ...

Alcohol and Diarrhea

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Drunk, angry bowels strike back! 'In one end and out the other.' But you don't have to party hard to have problems with alcohol and diarrhea. © Bigstockphoto.comAlcohol and diarrhea often go together, particularly if you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.  Alcohol irritates the digestive tract in general, and if you have sensitive bowels, ...

What is Peristalsis and Why Should I Care?

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Peristalsis is an important part of digestion. This squeezing motion moves food down your throat, and also through your intestines.It's how food gets:down your throat... through your stomach... through your small intestine then... through your large intestine... to it's final destination the rectum (before exiting out the back door ;).Peristalsis or 'peristaltic action' is ...