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Mental Health Month: Dealing With Anxiety & IBD or IBS

If you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) then most likely you have experienced some anxiety in your life. For people who have never known the urgent and chronic diarrhea that can accompany both IBD and IBS it mig...

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IBD & IBS: To Exercise or Not?

This might sound like an odd question. But, if you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) this can be an important question without a definitive answer. If you read my Shareposts regularly, then you’ve probably figure...

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Consistent Cramping, Nasuea, and Stomach Pain? When Is It Time To See a Doctor?

A few weeks ago in a telephone conversation with my mom, she mentioned that one of my sisters had been having some problems with her stomach for the last month or so. Being concerned, I called my sister directly to talk to her about what was going on...

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Yoga, Meditation, and IBD

In some of my previous Shareposts I’ve mentioned that yoga and meditation help me to cope with the symptoms that come along with my ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. And many of you have asked me to discuss this further. So, here goes. ...

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Keeping a Food Journal

I get a lot of questions from people asking me what a food journal is and why they should consider keeping one. So, I’ve decided to try and answer these questions in this Sharepost. Food journal or food diary is the nice name I’ve come up with so I c...

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Dinner Ideas for IBD & IBS

I get a lot of people asking me what foods are safe to eat for people who have gut issues. This is a hard, if not, impossible, question to answer because neither IBD nor IBS seems to affect any two people the same way. There are many IBD and IBSers w...

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What is an Elimination Diet?

An Elimination diet (ED) can be very beneficial to people who are have gastrointestinal (GI) problems. Elimination diets are helpful whether or not you have a firm diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or a po...

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The Basics of IBD

Like our other Expert Jennifer, I too listened to the Children’s Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation web cast last month. While she has already given a good overview of the discussions that took place I thought it worth going over some of the ...

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Just about the time we’ve all begun to understand the importance of Probiotics in our diet, a new term has hit the health world - Prebiotics. Today, I’ll try my best to answer the question, "Just what are Prebiotics and how are they different fr...

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IBD and IBS are Not the Same Thing

The acronyms are similar, as are some of the symptoms, but contrary to common belief Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are not the same thing. Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects approximately 55 million Americans (that...