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Six Steps for Having a Life with IBS

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Updated March 09, 2012

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Learn to Put Yourself First
Yes, we all have busy lives and lots of responsibilities. Too often, taking care of ourselves becomes a low priority. But, like it or not, you are sick. You must rearrange your life so that taking care of your health and your body moves to the top of the list. Learning to do this without guilt is the hard part.

Our bodies are the toolkit that we were given to deal with the demands of this world. Like any job, the quality of our tools is going to reflect the quality of the final product. By taking care of ourselves first, we enhance our ability to take care of everybody else. Yes, IBS is a bummer, but you can turn this challenge around by using your illness as a motivator for improving your overall health.

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