IBS pain is quite a bit different than pain in other areas of the body. If you just apply pressure to your arm, the pain is mild if you even get it. But if you cut your arm, the pain can become intense. This story is completely flipped in the gut. If you have surgery … Continue reading Major cause of IBS pain identified!!!
IBS treatment with a FODMAP diet: How it fixes symptoms
If you're looking for an IBS treatment, you've likely heard of a low FODMAP diet. If you haven't, our last video blog covered what FODMAPs are and why they cause gut issues. You can check that out by clicking here. It seems too-good-to-be-true that a simple dietary intervention would improve IBS. The symptoms in IBS … Continue reading IBS treatment with a FODMAP diet: How it fixes symptoms
FODMAPs 101: What they are and why they are a problem
FODMAPs stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols. They are short chain carbohydrates that undergo rapid fermentation in the gut. They are a common cause of gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal pain, gas/bloating, diarrhea, and even cause symptoms elsewhere in the body. This may be due to their ability to increase histamine in the … Continue reading FODMAPs 101: What they are and why they are a problem
Mast cell activation syndrome treatment: What’s the best diet?
Mast cell activation syndrome treatment currently centers around the use of anti-histamines and mast cell stabilizers. Mast cells are immune cells found in connective tissues in your body. Organs and tissues exposed to the external environment such as the gut have the highest density of mast cells. Activation of mast cells causes the release of … Continue reading Mast cell activation syndrome treatment: What’s the best diet?
Histamine intolerance: Gaining relief from a poorly understood disorder
Histamine intolerance(HIT) is a dietary intolerance that presents with symptoms similar to allergy. During allergic reactions, mast cells release inflammatory mediators, including histamine, that cause the classic symptoms of allergy. However, foods also contain histamine. As a result, when people with HIT ingest high amounts of histamine, they experience symptoms of allergy. But, it gets … Continue reading Histamine intolerance: Gaining relief from a poorly understood disorder
Dietary treatment of dyspepsia and IBS
Dyspepsia is the most common upper GI condition that people experience. It presents with: An excessive feeling of fullnessEpigastric pain(Pain just below ribs)DiscomfortBurningNauseaBelchingVomitting These symptoms often occur acutely due to dietary exposures, consuming certain foods and such. But it can also be a recurring problem in some people. When there is a cause, such as … Continue reading Dietary treatment of dyspepsia and IBS
How a low FODMAP diet improves digestion in IBS
A low FODMAP diet is a common approach to managing irritable bowel syndrome. FODMAPs are rapidly Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyls. The problem with FODMAPs is that they ferment rapidly and are poorly absorbed. So they stick around and feed bacteria that cause gas and bloating. Most people have no issue with FODMAPs, though … Continue reading How a low FODMAP diet improves digestion in IBS
Avoiding gluten: Should everyone do it?
Avoiding gluten seems to be all the rage these days. People do it for many reasons: Weight lossGut healthOverall healthAllergy or intolerance Many should avoid gluten, such as those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity/intolerance. But should your everyday average Joe or Jane ditch gluten? Is gluten the newest scourge to humans? Or is … Continue reading Avoiding gluten: Should everyone do it?
Upset stomach? Check this muscle!!!
Upset stomach is an umbrella term that often describes general GI discomfort. While the stomach may be the primary issue, other areas of the digestive tract cause problems as well. Symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, nausea, or a full feeling after eating. Technically speaking, the proper way to refer to these issues when … Continue reading Upset stomach? Check this muscle!!!
Managing IBS: 5 proven strategies to reduce your worst symptoms
Managing IBS is so important for those who suffer from it. Many of the GI symptoms of IBS have a major impact on a person's quality of life. Currently, there aren't many things a person with IBS can do to help manage their symptoms. The FODMAP diet is a useful way to find out specific … Continue reading Managing IBS: 5 proven strategies to reduce your worst symptoms