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Updated Articles and Resources

By Dr. Barbara Bolen

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Exercise with IBS Created: Thursday, November 08, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      IBS symptoms can really interfere with your ability to exercise. Here you will learn some tips for exercising safely with IBS.
    • Strategies for Navigating Through the ER with IBS Created: Thursday, November 01, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Sadly, some IBS patients are treated badly in the emergency room. However, if you are experiencing severe symptoms, you may need the immediate care offered by an ER. Here you will find some strategies to use to try to optimize the care that you receive by emergency personnel.
    • Picture Your Digestive System Created: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Learn why it is important to be able to picture the workings of your digestive system.
    • IBS and Gluten Sensitivity Created: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Some people think that a gluten-free diet will help IBS. Learn about the relationship between IBS and gluten so as to make an informed decision for yourself.
    • Can You Have IBS Without Pain? Created: Friday, February 24, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Have you been told that you have IBS, but you don't experience pain? Here you can get some answers as to why this might be and whether or not you have received the correct diagnosis.
    • Why You Should Be Eating Fermented Foods Created: Monday, December 16, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Don't think that fermented foods are too exotic! Find out what are the best types of fermented foods and why you should be adding them to your daily diet.
    • Guided Imagery for IBS Pain Relief Created: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      If you are seeking IBS pain relief, you may want to try guided imagery. Here you will find step-by-step instructions and practical examples of images you can use to lessen IBS pain.
    • Five Super Healthy Foods That Won't Give You Gas Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Improve your diet with these super-nutritious foods without worrying that they will make you gassy.
    • How to Have Healthy Gut Bacteria Created: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      The health of your gut bacteria may influence your overall health. Learn what steps you can take to make sure that your gut flora are as healthy as they can be.
    • New Diagnosis of IBS? Start Here! Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Have you just been given a diagnosis of IBS? Here you will find information and tips to help you to get your IBS under control.
    • Does Pregnancy Affect IBS? Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Depending on the person, pregnancy can help or hurt IBS symptoms. Learn what to expect from your IBS when you are expecting.
    • Relaxation Exercises for IBS Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      You may know that stress can make your IBS worse. Here you will learn why there is a relationship between stress and IBS and find out how to use relaxation exercises to break that connection.
    • Printable FODMAP Diet Charts Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      You will find it much easier to follow the Low-FODMAP Diet with these handy printable charts.
    • Leaky Gut Syndrome and IBS Created: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Is leaky gut syndrome behind your IBS? Get the facts, not the hype.
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for IBS Created: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      If your IBS is preventing you from going to work, you might be eligible for unpaid leave and job protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
    • Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for IBS Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Many people swear by the effectiveness of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for a variety of health problems. Find out if the diet is a good treatment option for IBS.
    • IBS and the Vasovagal Reflex Created: Monday, November 07, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Some people experience unusual symptoms during an IBS attack -- sweating, light-headedness and feeling like they are about to pass out. Find out why this happens.
    • Vaginal Splinting Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Learn what the term "vaginal splinting" means and what health conditions are associated with this behavior.
    • Self-Care for Constipation Created: Saturday, September 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      One of the more uncomfortable states to be in is to be constipated. Here you will find some strategies for getting your system moving.
    • Non Gassy Foods Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Have a special occasion coming up and don't want to deal with the embarrassment of gas or the discomfort of bloating? Get some peace of mind here with this list of safe non gassy food options.
    • Foods Most Likely to Give You Gas Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Are you suffering from excessive gassiness? Here is the list you have been looking for! Find out which foods have a reputation for being the top gas-producers.
    • IBS in Children FAQs Created: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      It can be quite distressing to deal with a child's IBS diagnosis. Here you will find answers to your questions regarding IBS in children, including how it's diagnosed and treated.
    • Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Your Child's IBS Created: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      It can be quite upsetting and challenging to deal with a child's IBS. Here you will find strategies for managing the disorder and keeping the rest of the family healthy and sane!
    • Medicine for IBS Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Wondering about medicine options for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Here is your guide to available medications for IBS symptoms, including constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating.
    • The Low-FODMAP Diet for Children Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Find out if the low-FODMAP diet is a safe option for you to try for your child's digestive problems.
    • Before You Use Stimulant Laxatives for Constipation Created: Friday, August 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      When you are constipated, stimulant laxatives may seem to be just what you need. Before you try one, take a moment to learn about the safety and effectiveness of stimulant laxatives as a treatment for constipation.
    • The SIBO Theory for IBS Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Is SIBO the reason behind your IBS symptoms? Learn what SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) is and why researchers think it's playing a role in IBS.
    • Top Tips for Bloating Relief Created: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Feeling bloated can put such a damper on your day. Learn what you can do to ease the symptoms of bloating so that you can feel comfortable in your body and in your clothes.
    • What Is IBS? Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Here you will find an overview of everything that you might want to know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - what it is, and what are its symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatments.
    • How to Follow The Low-FODMAP Diet Created: Friday, January 17, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The low FODMAPs diet has been shown to be effective in reducing IBS symptoms. Here you will find an overview as to what it is like to follow the diet.
    • IBS and Diverticular Disease Created: Thursday, February 06, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Learn about the overlap of IBS and diverticular disease and get some tips for self-care that addresses both conditions.
    • IBS and Your Sex Life Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Sometimes IBS is a bathroom problem that turns into a bedroom problem. Find out what you can do when IBS impacts negatively on your sex life." itemprop="description"