Author Archive for tummyblogger
I just wrote that the studies had not been done, that compared or used treatments for IBS that cannot be marketed as drugs. That appears to be incorrect: see this news item.
On formytummy.com, I’ve talked about probiotics and prebiotics, fiber in the diet, brand names of products that are helpful, or not, and most of all, diet as a treatment for IBS.
But what is “Treatment for IBS” in an overall sense? You have a diagnosis of IBS, fine. Well, actually, not so fine! To get […]
A brief survey of the shelves at the local CVS store — Pharmacy and over-the-counter and variety stuff, for those who don’t shop there — reveals two newer items of interest to people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
First, there is now a CVS Probiotic — which is what they call it — in the Laxatives, […]
Seriously, yes. Recommended, effective, pill-form probiotics need to be taken every day — possibly for the rest of your life.
Several comments have asked this question. To keep IBS at bay in a gentle and effective manner, probiotics are a part of the solution.
I recognize that expense is an issue, especially if you have tried, […]
Thanks to Darlene, who wrote in a comment that she had found Align on the Costco website, for $24.99. The hitch is that they require you to purchase two packages at once. They also tack on a 5% surcharge for non-members. Then the shipping charge for standard shipping is 8.50. Here’s the total:
2 @ 24.99 […]
For more information on the importance of soluble fiber in the dietary approach to IBS, see these earlier posts:
Fiber Glossary, and
Fiber 101a, as well as
Today’s web adventure:
Today, as I placed a regular supplement order with Vitacost.com, I somehow saw a long list of products. From idle curiosity, I scrolled down the page. I noticed […]
For more information on Digestive Advantage ™, see these earlier posts:
Four Weeks Review, and
Summary Review of my DA-IBS trial
When I first learned of the Digestive Advantage TM offers for their IBS product, they seemed difficult to use and to claim. As a result, I didn’t make the offers widely known. Tonight I checked their […]
I have not written articles recently, except for those that decry the claims made by Dannon Activia.
I do pay attention to anyone who writes a comment for this blog, and answer as soon as possible.
In about a month, I hope to start reviewing IBS books and new blogs. If you have found an […]
See also the post on Dannon Activia.
You’ve got to be skeptical about the benefits of Activia when the ad I saw tonight said: “Eighty-seven percent of us report some problems with regularity and can [”therefore” is implied] benefit from Dannon Activia, with bifidis regularis.” That is my paraphrase of what I heard about an hour […]
Quick summary of the For My Tummy position:
Probiotics in pills or capsules that protect against stomach acid, GOOD.
Probiotics in food, exposed to digestive juices all the way to the gut, BAD.
Types of Probiotics
That is to say that probiotics such as Digestive Advantage-IBS ™ and Align ™, both reviewed on this blog, are helpful forms […]
Every once in while I read a post on another blog that is so good that I don’t just sit back and think, “Now there’s a good post.” No, I sit back and think, “What an admirable, original post! I wish I had written something like that.” Sophie, who runs the IBS Tales blog, has […]
About Lactose Intolerance
Digestive Health - Smart Brief has a note that points to excellent information about what is happening when you have lactose intolerance. I have had varying levels of lactose intolerance for much of my life; this article tells about the stages of lactose intolerance. This is a better description than the statistic “25% […]