Sugar Intolerance: Too Much of a Delicious Thing.

Sugar Intolerance: Too Much of a Delicious Thing.

Some people get sick when they eat certain kinds of sugar. Some people get sick when they eat too much of ANY kind of sugar. So… Is a sugar intolerance causing some of YOUR misery?   What is sugar intolerance? Sugar intolerance can take many forms, from type 2 diabetes to hypoglycemia to bowel problems. Note that I’m not writing about genetic diseases here. Those are uncommon, and... »

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

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

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 and diarrhea, constipation and gas to having mostly regula... »

Is SIBO Causing Your IBS Symptoms?

Is SIBO Causing Your IBS Symptoms?

What the heck is SIBO and why is it ruining my life?! SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The reason why you should care is that bacterial overgrowth symptoms are virtually identical to IBS symptoms. Some people even list it as a cause of IBS. What is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? Usually the small intestine (also called the small bowel) has a fairly low level of bacter... »

Soy Sensitivity

Is this “health food” hurting your health? Soy 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 tract. Many people have a soy sensitivity and don’t even know it. Soy is in all kinds of foods either as soy bean oil, as a meat filler, as a meat substitute... »

Chewing Gum and Gas

Blowing bubbles you don’t want! Many people ask whether chewing gum causes gas. Some people wonder if chewing gum can lead to other IBS symptoms like diarrhea. Here’s where you can find out. Chewing gum and gas, is there a connection? Definitely. Everyone that chews gum swallows little bits of air. As the air builds up in the stomach, the person chewing the gum usually belches/burps it... »

Trapped Gas and IBS

There’s more than one way to pass gas. I was reading some medical studies about trapped gas in the intestines cause IBS symptoms (oh, the things I do with my spare time). Apparently many symptoms of IBS are caused by trapped intestinal gas. Several studies conclude that people with IBS don’t pass gas the way other people do (Seriously? Is there more than one way?). People who don’... »

IBS Soda and Trapped Gas

Do you really need MORE GAS? I was wondering a while back if there was a link between IBS, soda, and trapped gas pains. I had read a science study that said trapped gas was one possible cause of IBS symptoms and bowel spasms. I had also read somewhere that chewing gum can cause a person to swallow air, which can lead to more gas in the bowels. So if swallowing air can lead to more gas in the intes... »

Bloating and IBS

How to look and feel pregnant when you’re not! A bloated belly and gas are two awful symptoms of IBS that often come together. The pain from trapped gas, the pooched out belly and swollen, full feeling each cause their own kinds of misery. Clothes don’t fit and the gas can cause abdnominal spasms that can make you WISH you could pass out! What is bloating? Well, there can be many cause... »

What is IBS?

Here Are Some Quick Facts: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complicated illness that effects the intestines (also known as bowels). IBS is a “syndrome.” The word syndrome means a group of symptoms and signs that indicate a disease or health problem. Some of the Symptoms of IBS Include: Intestinal gas Bloating Abdominal pain Constipation Diarrhea There are many more. For more informa... »

IBS Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a common condition with an unknown cause. It affects the large intestine, also known as the colon. The condition is chronic and is often characterized by intermittent flare-ups of symptoms. IBS does not cause any changes to the bowel tissue and it doesn’t lead to an increased risk for colorectal cancer. According to the recent researches, as many as 1 in ... »