Monthly Archives: October 2013

Low-fodmap Diet May Help Combat Constipation And Diarrhoea

Navigating the low-FODMAP diet The low-FODMAP diet was formulated by Dr Sue Shepherd and includes elements of other established diets aimed at dealing with digestive issues such as lactose intolerance, the Age reported. The diet limits foods that are high in short-chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols, such as lactose, fructans and fructose. The diet helps […]

New ‘fodmap’ Diet Finds Relief For Those With Sensitive Stomachs

Beating IBS with the low-fodmap diet If you’ve been seen by a doctor and have been found not to have other conditions such as celiac disease, ovarian cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, you might want to consider a low FODMAP diet. ___________________________________________________ Not All Organic Products are Created Healthy ___________________________________________________ These carbohydrates ferment in the […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Natural solutions for irritable bowel syndrome The longer it takes for the muscle contractions to move the stool through the colon, the harder the stool becomesand the tougher it is to pass. By contrast, water won’t be absorbed from the stool if muscle spasms push it through too rapidly, leading to diarrhea. Gas can also […]

Taming Stomachs With Fodmap Diet Spurs $8 Billion Market

Fodmap diet shows promise taming stomachs Slow Diffusion The diet has gained popularity in the U.S. since Gibson and Shepherd spoke on the topic at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting a year ago, said Patsy Catsos, a dietitian and author in Portland , Maine , who keeps a list of more than 90 […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It connects the small intestine with the rectum and anus. Digestive products enter the colon from the small intestine, and may sit there for several days while water and salt are absorbed through the colon’s walls. Muscles in the intestine contract and push stool along toward the rectum, eventually forming a bowel movement. In people […]

Immune Activation In Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Can Neuroimmune Interactions Explain Symptoms?

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Fodmap Diet Shows Promise Taming Stomachs

These foods can cause bloating, excess gas, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea in some people hallmarks of irritable bowel syndrome experienced by at least 10 percent to 15 percent of adults, according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, a research and education group in Milwaukee, Wis. “I pieced together what was an experimental diet,” […]