Digesting Information Archive
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 […]
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 […]
Sustenex ™ is a variant on Ganeden BC ^30 ™, a probiotic used also in the Digestive Advantage ™ line of products for IBS, IBS-C, Crohn’s Disease, and Lactose Intolerance.
Sustenex, however, is marketed as a health-promotion product, rather than as a health-improvement product like the Digestive Advantage line. I cannot find out from the […]
The Second Brain
There is an actual physical finding in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), that indicates that IBS is not “all in the head.” All in the nerves, maybe, but not all in the head.
The Three Nervous Systembs
To begin with, we need to understand that our bodies have three nervous systems:
CNS - The Central Nervous […]
The term Repressor-Sensitizer is a psychological term used to describe a certain kind of reaction to the discovery of symptoms or of illness. This kind of person, and I’m one, is accustomed to just keeping on keeping on, just hanging in there and getting it done. Until, that is, she or he notices signs of […]
The following material is designed specifically for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It may be useful to people who have occasional constipation or diarrhea or non-specific tummy pain. As usual, this is not medical advice. It will be helpful to read the Fiber in IBS Glossary, posted two days ago, and you might […]
The following paragraph on Heather’s web site caught my eye:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Supplements
Supplements for the dietary management of IBS can be unbelievably helpful for stabilizing digestion. This is particularly true when they’re used as one of the five key strategies for controlling Irritable Bowel Syndrome (proper diet, stress management, alternative therapies, and prescription medications […]
I had a friend who helped me startup a counseling center.
He was a neurologist, who said something that really stayed with me. He said “When I see a patient for the first time, I know within five minutes what I’ll find on examination, and how I’ll treat the person. The rest is interaction–teaching and […]
“Medicine Has Dropped the Ball on IBS”
I recently read a letter of praise for the dietary method of managing IBS, which is a medically endorsed therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In the middle of his self-congratulation, he inserted a slam against “medicine” for not dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
The best we have are […]
In traveling the web I occasionally come across someone with IBS who is struggling with the idea the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is “all in your head.” Then too there are the 50 or so articles I’ve seen that say that hypnosis, or cognitive therapy, or yoga, or […]
FMT featured in DHSB
For My Tummy was featured in the August 1st issue of Digestive Health Smart Brief, a newsletter that is distributed to the offices of Gastroenterologists for their patients, including those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is also available in electronic form, by subscription. You can either email a particular issue […]