Thursday December 12, 2013
Over the years, I have heard many heart-breaking stories of people who have faced discrimination at their jobs due to their IBS. If you feel that you have been the victim of this type of discrimination, in either your current job or in applying for a job, you may be reassured to know that you have rights. This article from my series on IBS and work issues will educate you as to the process of filing an employment discrimination claim:
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Monday December 9, 2013
If I had a nickel for every time I have heard this: "I know my IBS is caused by stress
. All it takes is for someone to invite me somewhere and my system starts acting up." It is true that the anticipation of an event can sometimes stir up more anxiety than the actual event itself. Luckily, there are things that you can do to counter-act this phenomenon, with the result of a quieter body and a happier spirit. Just in time for the holiday season, I offer you your very own IBS party planner. Here you will learn the steps to take so that you can enjoy socializing with others in spite of your IBS.
Sunday December 8, 2013
Many of us can agree that prescription medicine options for IBS are limited. A relative newcomer to the scene is Linaclotide, known in Europe as Constella. This medication was designed for the treatment of constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). Here is an overview of linaclotide:
Friday December 6, 2013
Yesterday, I pointed you in the direction of my classic IBS Gift Guide. Today, I present you with new book reviews of excellent IBS self-help books to fill out your list.
The first book presents a holistic approach for healing digestive problems. It goes beyond being satisfied with just managing your IBS, but rather offers a step-by-step program for achieving optimal digestive health:
The second book is a must-read for any of you who are following, or thinking of trying, the low FODMAPs diet:
Happy reading and happy holidays!