Health & Fitness: Special Diets

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28 Mediterranean Diet Foods and their Nutritional Benefits

Many of the food items featured in the Mediterranean diet are packed with nutrients. The Mediterranean diet includes a wide variety of foods, that won't leave you bored. Have a look at some of these foods [more…]

Embrace Walking as Part of the Mediterranean Diet

When you combine your Mediterranean diet with a physical activity like walking, you can boost your overall health even more. Walking is one of the most beneficial exercises you can do, and walking 10,000 [more…]

10 Tips for Using Olive Oil in the Mediterranean Diet

Part of the Mediterranean-diet lifestyle is using healthy, monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, in place of butter or other fats. Oils are beneficial for cooking because they allow you to cook food [more…]

10 Tips for Making Foods Friendlier to Your IBS Tummy

Even those with IBS have to eat to survive, even when the only available food may result in a trip to the bathroom or a bout of cramps and gas. Here are some tips to increase the odds of you eating a decent [more…]

10 Tempting Trigger Foods IBS Sufferers May Want to Avoid

When you have IBS, sometimes you flare and sometimes you’re flying. Whatever end of the spectrum you’re on, the last thing you want to do is make your IBS worse. Following are a list of the top foods you [more…]

Medicate Acute IBS Attacks with Homeopathy and Magnesium

Conventional medicine has failed to find something to cure or even treat IBS. These homeopathic remedies can offer at least some relief during an acute IBS attack. [more…]

How to Recognize IBS’ Common Cause and Triggers

The main issues with the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) aren’t unique to IBS. Anyone can suffer gut symptoms but in IBS, the symptoms never seem to stop. Following are clues about what likely causes IBS [more…]

Other Ailments That Masquerade as IBS

The main four conditions that mimic IBS and can also be triggers for IBS if not treated are celiac disease, yeast overgrowth, lactose intolerance, and food sensitivities and allergies. They all have so [more…]

Magnesium Helps IBS Symptoms

Magnesium tops the list as the number one supplement for anyone because it’s crucial for your health, it’s simple to take, it’s inexpensive, and it’s effective in the proper forms whether you have IBS-C [more…]

Important Vitamins and Minerals for IBS Sufferers

You need to be aware of the most beneficial nutrients for your gut. The most important nutrients after magnesium are vitamin D, zinc, calcium, and vitamin A. Of course, you could make a case for any of [more…]

How to Identify IBS Trigger Foods

An IBS trigger may also be described as food sensitivity. There are many different symptoms of food sensitivity, including headaches and achy joints that don’t even seem to affect the gastrointestinal [more…]

Dairy and IBS

The connection between dairy and IBS can take the form of lactose intolerance and the insufficiency of lactase enzymes leading to the incomplete digestion of dairy leading to GI symptoms. Another connection [more…]

Take the Dairy Challenge: Does Dairy Trigger Your IBS?

If you haven’t already done so, get yourself a nice notebook to use as a food diary. Keep track of your typical food and beverage intake (and your physical and emotional symptoms) diligently for at least [more…]

Gluten in Grains as an IBS Trigger Food

Gluten is a combination of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, that occur in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and, to a lesser extent, oats. Its elastic and stretchy nature helps make bread dough rise [more…]

Sugar as an IBS Trigger Food

Giving up sugar can seem tremendously difficult to anyone, including people with IBS, but you should consider the effect that sugar may be having on your GI system. [more…]

Fructose as an IBS Trigger Food

Fructose is a simple single sugar in the carbohydrate family. It’s found in fruits; root vegetables, such as beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onions; honey; cane sugar; and high fructose corn syrup [more…]

Fiber as an IBS Trigger Food

Dietary fiber includes those parts of edible plants that your body can’t digest or absorb. You need to digest protein, fats, and carbohydrates to build and run your body, but you also need fiber that remains [more…]

How IBS Sufferers Benefit from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is a diet for Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBS, and other intestinal conditions developed by Elaine Gottschall. The premise underlying the SCD is that certain bacteria [more…]

How Eating Raw Benefits Those with IBS

The Raw food movement is the new vegetarianism with a big enzyme kick. Every food has its own digestive enzymes that help it decompose. When you eat food that still contains living enzymes, you use fewer [more…]

How Those with IBS Can Get the Most Out of Vegetarianism

Vegetarian staples like vegetables and grains get little respect in the IBS diet world because they have all that roughage (insoluble fiber). Even the word [more…]

How to Help Your Child Cope Emotionally with IBS

Being diagnosed with something like IBS is stressful for your child and for the family. Kids especially take their cues from you on how upset they should be about this condition. The more you highlight [more…]

Prep Your Kitchen to Accommodate Children with IBS

One of the most important steps to take when you have an IBS sufferer in the house is to make sure that your kitchen is stocked with IBS-friendly food. Everyone has seen [more…]

Involve Children with IBS in Shopping

Letting your little IBS sufferer help you shop for his foods is a great way to help him feel like he has choices in spite of his restrictions. Work together to come up with safe snack and meal favorites [more…]

How to Eat Out When You Have IBS-D

Although simply avoiding the temptation of cheeseburgers, ice cream, and other IBS-trigger foods seems like a no-brainer, people with IBS sometimes get lulled into the magic of a party or an evening out [more…]

How to Eat Out When You Have IBS-C

People who have IBS-C aren’t blindsided by the sudden bathroom rush that can hit IBS-D sufferers in the middle of the meal. Eating out with IBS-C presents its own challenges because it seems like you simply [more…]

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