Archive for July, 2007
For My Tummy’s IBS-News
If you have been checking the IBS news, on this blog you will see that the top items (in today’s news, July 31, 2007) are about Zelnorm.
FDA Approves Investigational New Drug Status for Zelnorm
The FDA has approved the very strictly controlled and limited use of Zelnorm for women (not men) under […]
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Into the third week with Align
The state of my tummy is degrading a bit. I am thinking that Align offers less probiotic than the NSI 15-35 formula I had been taking.
What do I mean by “degrading?”
I am more sluggish–that is, constipated. Also, I have had something like four episodes of reflux in five days. I’ve “medicated up” with both Ranitidine 150 (Zantac ™ 150)) and Prilosec ™. That means that
Summer Travel has a number of hazards for a person with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Absence of facilities
Did I say stress?
First of all, avoid carbonated drinks and ice water. And, drink plenty of cool, not cold, water.
One element of the travel kit that I have used with success–and there’s no payoff for mentioning […]
There is this line that sits above my writing window that has three never-finished posts nagging me to complete them. One says “Recipe: Tuna Melt.” It is time for the recipe to come to light!
For an individual serving:
One slice of an acceptable bread - I used spelt bread (no wheat)
One 3 oz. can of tuna […]
I came across some research from 2003, today, that demonstrated that fructose can be a trigger for IBS. It wasn’t on the list at the IBS Triggers Page, indexed in the Header. Now I’ve added it to the list.
What are Triggers?
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) triggers are foods and drinks that set off […]
The last two lines of a dense article on the effects of music on gastric motility (motion) are intriguing, yet raise many questions.
Listening to enjoyable music increases the amplitude of gastric myoelectrical activity in healthy humans.
Music therapy may improve gastric motility and may be used to stimulate gastric emptying.
This is the source […]
Sometimes it seems so simple I take it for granted. There are two kinds of fiber for IBS. One is FiberSure ™, which is 100% inulin and is made from chicory. The other is Heather’s Organic Acacia Tummy Fiber ™, which is 100% acacia fiber, from the acacia gum tree.
These are the fibers that […]
“The doctors don’t know what’s wrong with me, so they say it’s IBS.”
“I’m fed up with the doctors who keep sending me for tests and don’t seem to find out what’s wrong. They don’t know anything more than when they started and they don’t understand that I’m in pain.”
And I read many more similar complaints […]
There are two important rules to remember in the self-help approach to IBS. You have made the important decision to take charge of what’s going on with your body, now that, hooray! the doctors and technicians have found none of the majors. You don’t have cancer. You don’t have Crohn’s Disease. You don’t have gall […]
It will be three weeks tomorrow since I opened the correspondence with Neutraceutical Sciences Institute (NSI) about their claim to have 200 scientific studies that backup their favorable claims. This claim, that 200 scientific studies support their products, seems to be used for each probiotic the company produces. It would be helpful to clarify this […]
In my second week of using Align for my IBS, there is not much to tell. I had 3 days of bloating and gas that subsided. Also, in those three days, I was as uncomfortable as six or eight months ago, before I started using any probiotic. During the first week I had more trouble with constipation than with my old NSI probiotic; IBS-C is my “normal” form of IBS