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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 ...

Coffee and Diarrhea

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Could coffee be part of your morning diarrhea problems? Is Coffee giving you diarrhea? How about belly pain?© Can Stock PhotoIn the United States, coffee is the wake up beverage for most people. However, coffee can stimulate sensitive bowels and cause diarrhea. Many other countries wake up to tea first thing. Since caffeine is the ...

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 what moves food through your ...

The Human Digestive System

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Digestion from one end to the other. © Can Stock PhotoHere is a quick tour of the human digestive system. Knowing how it works can help you understand what's going wrong, and THAT can be the key to getting it fixed!Note that the digestive system is incredibly complex. We're not going into deep detail here. ...

What is IBS?

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Here Are Some Quick Facts: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complicated illness that effects the intestines (also known as bowels).This pictures shows what your bowels look like. The red is the large intestine, the pink is the small intestine. © Dreamstime.comIBS is a 'syndrome.' The word syndrome means a group of symptoms and signs ...