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The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hall of Fame

Best IBS Resources


Updated August 21, 2012

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hall of Fame
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In a world that is not always very IBS-friendly, certain organizations stand out as a resource for IBS sufferers. In order to make sure that you are acquainted with these organizations and the benefits they have to offer you, as well as to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of these impressive entities, I hereby announce the honorees who have achieved entrance into my IBS Hall of Fame. Each of the following organizations merit your attention due to their unflagging efforts in providing support to the individual IBS sufferer as well as in working on a larger scale as IBS advocates.

As you learn about each of these top-notch organizations, I urge you to consider becoming a member. Membership allows you to personally benefit from the support and education that each organization has to offer, as well as providing a means for you to add your voice to those who are working with government agencies, medical societies and pharmaceutical companies to increase quality of life and quality of treatment for all IBS sufferers. Together, a difference can be made.

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The ACG is organization of health professionals with a mission to advance the scientific study and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Their efforts have resulted in some excellent resources for IBS patients and their doctors. Read more…

IBS Impact

This group is dedicated to IBS advocacy. Their efforts include publicizing legislative actions that are favorable to IBS, providing helpful resources to IBS patients, family and friends, and promoting worthy research activities. Do your part in increasing IBS awareness and be sure to join this admirable group. Read more...

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

This international powerhouse promotes education, research and support for people with functional gastrointestinal disorders like IBS. Read more…

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group

Once you visit this site, you will truly no longer ever feel that you are alone in dealing with your IBS. Read more…

The IBS Network

This United Kingdom-based group offers an impressive array of services for IBS sufferers, both on an individual and large-scale basis. Read more…

Hypnosis Treatment Protocol for IBS

This hypnosis treatment protocol is used for IBS research. Not only has it been shown to deliver amazing results, but it is also commonly available. Read more…

The UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders

The UNC Center engages in an impressive array of activities, including patient care, research, professional training, and public education. Read more…

Honorable Mention

The following resources are just as wonderful as the ones listed above, but their contributions to IBS are more limited in scope.

The Mind-Body Digestive Center

This center, located in New York City, offers a comprehensive approach to IBS treatment, due to its unique husband and wife gastroenterologist/psychologist team. Read more…

The Gastrointestinal Health Foundation

This foundation is focused on offering education to health professionals on various topics relating to digestive health, with a special emphasis on IBS. Although its target audience is physicians, its free offerings may have some appeal to all. Read more…

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