Sufferers Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Often Rely On Internet Sites For Help. But Can You Trust Their Advice?

The Complete IBS Health and Diet Guide

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It has a symptom checker to ensure it really is IBS and a list of medications suited to various symptoms. Dr Nick Read: Although heavily branded, the advice on this site is good and the tips on managing IBS are sensible. They provide recipes for IBS and yoga exercises to try. I think the symptom checker is useful. Doctors are now turning to this sort of method to diagnose IBS. As for Buscopan, it is good at reducing painful spasm, although it can cause side-effects such as a dry mouth. All in all, a useful site. The home page of this site asks: Abdominal cramps? Constipation? Diarrhoea? Gas and bloating? If you often suffer from the above problems… you may have IBS. Its main function is to encourage people to try a clay-based drink which it claims will regulate digestion and make improvements that last. The drink costs 21.40 for a months supply.

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This book was written by Dr. Maitreyi Raman, Angela Sirounis and Jennifer Shrubsole. This book includes nutrition information, meal plans and over 100 recipes for living with irritable bowel syndrome. As much as 15 to 20 percent of the population suffers from the symptoms of IBS. The information in The Complete IBS Health & Diet Guideis current and provides a detailed nutritional approach and info on vitamin supplements. This book includes recipes that cater to all tastes including some vegan and vegetarian selections. The recipes cover all meals from breakfasts and snacks to entrees and main courses. The diet and recipes follow the low FOODMAP diet program. Eating certain foods can aggravate IBS symptoms. Following the low FOODMAP diet will help you do the following: Avoid foods that contain gluten and high amounts of fructose and lactose Reduce insoluble fiber and increase soluble fiber Limit or eliminate caffeine, carbonated beverages and fruit juices Minimize high-fat foods Vegan and vegetarian meal recipes included Encourages a diet low in fat Encourages eating several small meals throughout the day Exercise can help ease symptoms CON None to speak of DIET and NUTRITION The Complete IBS Health & Diet Guide offers plenty of tips for managing irritable bowel syndrome and diet tips. There are plenty of recipes and meal suggestions included so that you know what types of food to eat. Some of the most important tips include: Eat small meals regular times throughout the day Dont get too hungry or eat too much Dont eat FOODMAP foods or limit their intake; these foods include dairy and wheat products Drink adequate amounts of liquids, especially water; avoid carbonated beverages Avoid caffeine; if you must have it limit it to no more than 2 cups per day Avoid fast foods and high fat foods Dont eat late at night; your last meal or snack should be more than 3 hours before bedtime Wear loose clothing if symptoms of pain or cramping persist Consider using stress-reducing strategies Exercise 30 to 45 minutes three to four times per week at a vigorous pace Use IBS and pain-management medication as prescribed by your doctor See your health-care provider if any red flag symptoms arise Following the above rules gives a great overview of managing IBS. For the meal plans and recipes, grocery lists are provided for your convenience.



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