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Avoid Fast Food When You Have IBS

As an IBS sufferer, you have to see through the hype and consider what constitutes a safe meal for you. The point of fast food restaurants is to feed you quick, tasty food. Although fast food places may [more…]

How to Find IBS-Friendlier Food in Your Favorite Restaurant

Going out to eat doesn’t have to be a source of torture if you have IBS, although it can be. People with IBS have to have creative solutions to their dining dilemmas. You may be surprised to find you have [more…]

How to Enjoy Mexican Food without Triggering IBS Symptoms

For IBS sufferers, many ethnic foods can be tricky. Most Mexican restaurants start you out with chips and salsa; the chips are usually corn, which is likely safe, and you may be able to handle mild salsa [more…]

How to Enjoy Italian Food without Triggering IBS Symptoms

Although you may consider lasagna, garlic bread, and wine comfort food, if you have IBS, your bowels may not agree. Bread, wheat pasta, and sauces made with creams can pose a real hazard to your IBS; you [more…]

How to Enjoy Chinese Food without Triggering IBS Symptoms

A meal of Chinese food is exciting when you have IBS because you have lots of choices, but one big drawback is that the biggest flavor enhancer in Chinese food is MSG, which is often built into the sauces [more…]

How to Enjoy Thai Food without Triggering IBS Symptoms

Thai food is a favorite for those who have IBS because it’s got lots of mild flavor and is generally light, but you need to watch out for some pitfalls. Many appetizers include fried items, and they’re [more…]

How to Enjoy Japanese Food without Triggering IBS Symptoms

If Japanese flavors entice you, as an IBS sufferer, you don't have to totally give up that taste sensation. Yes, you should avoid sushi because of the safety of raw fish. You can, however, have vegetable [more…]

How to Enjoy Steaks and Chop House Food without Triggering IBS Symptoms

If you have IBS, you don’t have to give up the steakhouse! They may be more expensive, but you can have a well-prepared yet simple grilled steak, fish, or chicken and side order of cooked vegetables and [more…]

10 Ways to Keep the Yeast from Triggering IBS

Yeast has been around forever; it’s not some mystery bug just now discovered. The real mystery is why it’s not recognized as a trigger for IBS. It lives happily and harmlessly in your gut as tiny little [more…]

10 Strategies for Avoiding Common IBS Eating Traps

The traps presented here may seem obvious to you, but the nature of traps is that you can’t really see them all the time, and everybody has at least one blind spot. After you know about these traps, you [more…]

Surprising Sources of Major IBS Triggers

Food sensitivities and IBS triggers are hard to avoid when problem ingredients hide out in places you never expect to find them. How can you eliminate something from your diet when you don’t even know [more…]

Being Prepared Keeps Your IBS Symptoms in Control

Now that you have IBS you can’t just grab any old munchies if you want to stave off an attack. A little preparation can help you avoid getting stuck without an appropriate way to satisfy your hunger. [more…]

How to Socialize with IBS: Functioning at a Function

Social functions can be very stressful for people with IBS. They have to deal with tempting but potentially triggering foods, strange (and sometimes public) washrooms, and folks who may not understand [more…]

How to Prepare Children with IBS for School

If your child has IBS, she’s probably feeling the anxiety of being different on top of the anxiety caused by her condition. Most kids just want to fit in with their friends and not stand out as different [more…]

How to Eat on the Road if You Have IBS

Whether you’re taking a day trip or a long holiday, if you have IBS, you have to do your homework before you leave. The following list provides tips for keeping your tummy happy while you travel. [more…]

How to Figure Out Your Child's IBS Trigger Foods

If you haven’t connected your child’s IBS symptoms to the foods he or she eats, chances are the kid isn’t going to make the connection either. Regardless of IBS variety, children need to understand that [more…]

Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Caramelized Banana and Date "Porridge"

This breakfast treat uses leftover pureed cooked cauliflower to create the consistency of porridge. What a great way to make use of leftovers! Be sure to heat the cauliflower thoroughly because when cauliflower [more…]

The Important Role of Olive Oil in the Mediterranean Diet

Olive oil is the magic elixir of the Mediterranean diet. Although Western diets feature hydrogenated oils and saturated fats from animal sources, olive oil — the staple of Mediterranean cuisine — is rich [more…]

Serving Sizes of Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts in the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a plant-based diet. The largest portion of meals in the Mediterranean is devoted to vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. In fact, if you adopt a Mediterranean style of eating [more…]

Choosing Red Wines for Your Mediterranean Meal

The Mediterranean diet is not a "diet" in the commonly accepted definition of the word; it's really a lifestyle. And nothing epitomizes that more than the fact that wine has its place in the standard Mediterranean [more…]

Mediterranean Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Because of the health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet and the recent studies that have highlighted the diet’s ability to reduce heart disease, decrease the risk of some cancers, prevent [more…]

9 Paleo Foods to Please Your Palate

Concerned that eating Paleo-style will become boring? No worries! Paleo foods are filled with texture and flavor — and these nine primal favorites are loaded with good stuff: vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants [more…]

Clearing Up Gut and Skin Issues with the Paleo Diet

When you really go Paleo, you get lasting positive consequences, and the magic unfolds. The backbone of a Paleo lifestyle is really about getting you healthy. Everything in life rises and falls on your [more…]

Reducing Inflammation by Following a Paleo Lifestyle

Eating a Paleo diet can curb inflammation. Why is this important? A lot of health problems are caused by inflammation in the body. Short-term inflammation is actually a part of a normal healing process [more…]

10 Mediterranean Diet Studies

Interest in the relationship between the Mediterranean region and the longevity of its denizens was sparked in middle of the 20th century when folks began to notice that people in southern Europe seemed [more…]

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