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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
For those of you who are saying “Yeah, right!” to my post of earlier today on what to do at a holiday dinner or party, here is some commiseration from Sophie at IBS Tales. These quotes she lists might make you happier about staying home, if that’s your choice.
On the other hand, you can […]
In this Holiday season, I wish you the best outcomes in managing your IBS! May the “merries” and “happies” that you hear, all apply to you!
This is the time of year that lots of families and groups exchange wish lists.
When you want some special items to control your IBS, and are not in […]
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 […]
You know you are having a bad IBS day when
You start talking unkindly to the button you are trying to sew onto that winter coat that it’s cold enough for, when it’s really all the fault of the needle.
You know you are having a stressful and bad IBS Day when
You drop and break a perfectly balanced, grooved, weighted glass that knows better than to leap out of your hand and crash to the floor.
So the stress catches up with you, and you know you are having a really stressful and bad IBS Day when
Your IBS-C turns into IBS-D.
Food and Environmental Impact
Somehow the slogan “food is a weapon” makes me think of food fights. We are familiar with some kinds of food fights, the kind when someone tries to make you eat something you know is going to cause IBS symptoms like diarrhea, gas, cramps, constipation.
This arresting poster comes from World War II. […]
If you have been here before, there is a newer, bolder look to the Header and menu bar.
I was “working” (fooling around?) behind the scenes and changed a couple of things in the Header. The thing is, the changes I made did NOT promise to make the Name bolder, or to shift the menu down […]
In reviewing the questions that people ask search engines, and then get direct to this site, I am seeing a lot of “is it ok to take xyz every day.” The answers are sprinkled through this site, so I wonder whether people find what they are looking for.
In this post I review some of the […]