Tuesday, November 8, 2011

origin of IBS: Is it all in your head?

Not so long ago, the only answer you got from a doctor about your IBS symptoms would be "It's in your head, it's stress. Try to relax.". Thanks doc, very easy to do. In the last few years, lots of possible origins of IBS have been discovered (see my article on the origins of IBS ). But recently, some studies suggest that irritable bowel syndrome may indeed be triggered by your own brain. A review of these discoveries, and what we can do to get better.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The IBS diets (3): Choosing the diet that suits you, and my results using the Fodmaps diet

Edit: be sure to read the other parts of the series, about the low FODMAPs diet, the specific carbohydrate diet, the low-carb diet, and the results I got with it!
I updated this article and added the low carb diet.

So, we know about the three most famous diets for IBS: the low-fodmap diet, the specific carbohydrate diet and the low-carb diet Now come the big questions: Which one should I choose? Is it feasible to stick to such a diet for a long time? What results can I expect? Are there other alternatives?
Let's delve into each one of them.

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