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05 Jul 12

"So IBS is a condition that requires hospital treatment for thousands of patients. Tell that to the next person who says IBS is just an occasional nuisance."

20 Feb 12

"New research found two weeks of treatment with an antibiotic relieves symptoms for some sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome, a poorly understood and painful condition that especially afflicts younger women."

01 Feb 12

"Do you ever experience symptoms of sweating and feeling like you are going to pass out during an IBS attack? As with many symptoms associated with IBS, this can be frightening and may make you wonder if something is more seriously wrong with you. This discussion of the body's own vasovagal reflex may help to put your fears to rest."

04 Dec 11

"Can you get sickness benefits in the UK if you suffer from IBS? The answer to that is yes…but not without a fight, it would seem. One of my lovely readers, Luci, has very kindly shared her experience of applying for employment support allowance (ESA), the sickness benefit that replaced incapacity benefit in 2008."

31 Oct 11

"The psychological and emotional traumas experienced over a lifetime--such as the death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, house fire or car accident, physical or mental abuse -- may contribute to adult irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the results of a study unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, DC."

30 Sep 11

"A recent study suggests that the intestinal parasite giardia may be linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)."

07 Jul 11

"Probiotics, often referred to as 'good bacteria', are known to promote a healthy gut, but can they promote a healthy mind? Exploring the new world of neurological probiotics, researchers in BioEssays present new ideas on how neurochemicals delivered directly to the gut, via probiotic intestinal microbiota, exert their beneficial effects in maintaining gastrointestinal health and even psychological well-being."

18 Jun 11

"Abnormal serotonin levels are typical in fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and they may also be behind some of the other conditions that are common in us -- including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)."

18 Apr 11

"There currently is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, but treatment is available in the form of anti-spasm medications. However, the most effective treatment involves understanding foods that effect irritable bowel syndrome. "

29 Mar 11

"# Eat a high fiber diet.
# Drink at least 64 oz of water every day.
# Set a time schedule for bowel movements everyday.
# Stay on the same schedule for eating everyday."

08 Jan 11

"Lactose intolerance and other food intolerances "

06 Jan 11

Unlike many other health conditions, IBS relief does not often happen by taking one simple medication. Instead, IBS sufferers typically use a variety of strategies to reduce their symptoms.

19 Dec 10

A fascinating article has just been published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism on the role that gut inflammation may play in the onset and maintenance of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). According to the article, one of the factors behind this area of

29 Nov 10

It was heartbreaking to read story after story from adults whose stomach pain was dismissed by the adults (parents, doctors) in their life when they were kids. How frightening to be a small child or teenager in pain and to not be taken seriously or given

22 Nov 10

4. Peppermint Tea

Like its counterpart peppermint oil, peppermint tea has long been associated with having a soothing effect on the GI tract. Peppermint tea is thought to reduce intestinal spasms and to relieve symptoms of intestinal gas.

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