Understanding IBS and Knowing When to Get Help

IBS and IBD – What’s the difference between? We hear a lot about IBS and sometimes about IBD, so some people wonder, are these just different names for the same disorder?  While both affect the digestive tract, the answer is no and it helps to understand the differences: IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome It is...
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Here’s How to Pick and Stick to a Diet While Self Isolating

Diets are notoriously hard to maintain – even under ordinary circumstances. But now that so many of us are practicing self-isolation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – and have unlimited access to our refrigerators – sustaining healthy habits can be nearly impossible.  Some have labeled this unique, weight-related challenge the “Quarantine fifteen” (a riff...
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Gastrointestinal Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The secrets to longevity and overall health have long been debated. Exercise programs, constantly evolving diet regimens, vitamin supplements and pharmaceutical medications have all been mentioned as essential components to maintain health. However, recent studies indicate that the secret lies along the Mediterranean coast and is much less expensive than a cruise around the Greek...
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IBS and a low-fodmap diet

A group of poorly digested carbohydrates (FODMAPs) could well be responsible for triggering the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The poorly absorbed large molecules of these foods make their way to the colon, where the action of bacteria cause them to ferment, resulting in bouts of gas, bloating and bowel problems. A number of studies...
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Easing Your GI Condition with Dietary Measure

You’re GI physician will usually counsel about the kind of diet that’s best for what ails you, but it’s only the individual who can apply the diligence and willpower to follow that advice. Looking Out for Hidden Lactose Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. The...
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