WESTERN DIETS & THE MICROBIOME
Over and over, our health is being shown to be significantly impacted on by the health of our gut and our food choices.
IBS MYTH BUSTERS
There are many myths out there about IBS. Check out a great article by The Gut Foundation.
Diagnosis is importantOccasional symptoms like those experienced with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may occur in almost everyone, without being caused by IBS. Actual IBS must be diagnosed by a doctor. It is important to see a physician, to be sure that IBS, and not another condition, is the problem.1
Source: 1. http://www.aboutibs.org/site/living-with-ibs/. Accessed December 2014.
Certain foods can help with symptomsResearchers at Monash University in Melbourne pioneered the Low FODMAP diet. They found the diet helped to reduce GI symptoms in 70% of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.1
Source: 1. Halmos EP, et al. A Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gastroenterol. 2014;146:67-75
Probiotics may helpResearch has shown that probiotics containing strains of Bifidobacterium can improve bowel movement.1
Source: 1. Eskesen et al. Effect of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, BB-12®, on defecation frequency. Br J Nutr. 2015 Nov 28;114(10):1638-46.