Archive for April, 2007
If you are female and have declared yourself to have IBS, perhaps because of family ties to someone with IBS, please read this.
If bloating is a major symptom, and non-specific abdominal discomfort is another symptom, please read about the symptom picture for ovarian cancer. The following helpful information about symptoms is from the Mayo Clinic […]
i have mentioned that while I generally agree with the Heather Van Vorous website
Heather has recently endorsed the old understanding of the food pyramid promulgated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is the pyramid that was widely taught in schools, and pictured on cereal boxes, and otherwise used to promote particular food […]
I published the following summary of a recent research study on probiotics last October, and am republishing it now. The reason is that the demise of Zelnorm calls for sound solutions backed, if possible, by medical research. Note that this site has never endorsed Zelnorm. Here’s the summary–
A study of the use of probiotics with […]
I don’t endorse enthusiastically the “Help for IBS” Website and newsletter, for a couple of reasons.
First, the diet she endorses is very high in carbohydrates, with limited attention to protein intake. That’s possibly good and necessary if you are thin, with IBS-D. It is not the healthy diet currently recommended, and she/her staff incorrectly states […]
One thing that helped ease my transition from Amoxicillin to “normal” ibs-c, was that I had started taking probiotics during the Amoxicillin phase.
Probiotics? What are they?
Well, recent research has begun to show that various “good bacteria” or “pro” meaning positive, “biotics” meaning something like biological agents, ease the difficulties of IBS for people with IBS-C […]
I fell silent on this blog, though not on others. I had to take amoxicillin for long-term dental problems and dental work, and consequently had what is coyly known as “d”. It’s a known effect of Amoxicillin. As a result, my diet grew heavy on rice and rice noodles, and bananas and banana chips. And […]
The Food and Drug Administration has very recently announced a mandatory recall of Zelnorm from the market. This drug was extensively marketed at a website called help4ibs.com, not to be confused with the Heather Van Vorous website, www.helpforIBS.com. Heather’s site was there first
The point is that the FDA is acting on a recent finding that […]