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 […]
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.
Daily exercise–a 20 minute walk, a 15 to 20 minute “trip” on the exercise bicycle–makes a difference in managing IBS-C. If you are young and active, of course a longer run or bicycle ride will tone up everything, including your gut.
If you are hovering within feet of your bathroom because of diarrhea, most of […]
Puroast is one of a few brands of low acid coffee. Since coffee is my “Essential Food Group” and since my tummy is now pretty stable, I ordered it and tried it a couple of times, using 1/2 measure Puroast and 3/2 measure Rocamojo Soy Coffee. Both were in mocha flavor, and the resulting chocolate […]
I have been fixing up the inner workings of For My Tummy. This involved going back over two months of posts, and that gave me the chance to notice that I had posted once on two rules for IBS, here. And then, ten days or so before that, I had posted on the one rule […]
This recent post about IBS probiotic Align has a comment from David at Ganeden Biotech, makers of Digestive Advantage ™IBS. They would like me to repeat the review process that I did with Align, using their product for IBS. Their product is widely available in stores, and has one good clinical test of its efficacy.
I am going to respond and thank them. I will have to suggest that
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 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 AboutIBS Organization
As their URI indicates, the IFFGD is aboutibs.org, an organization and web site devoted to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (and, perhaps, other functional GI disorders). I’ve just added a link to their web site in the sidebar.
Patient Advocates for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The IFFGD organization is, I think, the closest to a “patient-advocacy” […]
Moderators in one of the IBS Forums often suggest trying Dannon Activia ™. I have not. That’s because lactose is sometimes a trigger for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)–and lactose is an ingredient in milk and milk products such as yogurt. Of course Activia ™ is a food–yogurt–and not a medicine.
Now comes this FAQ from the […]
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 […]
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