Functional Gut Disorders

Alcohol and IBS

Alcohol and IBS

It’s 3 PM on a Friday afternoon when your coworker proposes happy hour. You have IBS and are worried about the consequences of drinking, but you don’t want to miss out. What do you do? Alcohol is well established as a gut irritant and in IBS it is a common trigger for symptoms. But most …

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Coffee and IBS

*This article includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Introduction Mmmm…. coffee! Maybe you love the complex taste, nutty aroma, and the feel of a warm mug in your hands.  Or perhaps it is the jolt of energy and boost of mental clarity that keeps you coming back.  Whatever it …

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The FODMAP Elimination Diet: What to Consider Before You Start

The FODMAP Elimination Diet:  What to Consider Before You Start

For those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a low FODMAP diet can be a game changer.  The greatest benefit of a low FODMAP diet is symptom relief, but there are some major downsides too. Read on for the things you should consider before starting a FODMAP elimination diet. Be sure to discuss with …

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