IBS

Peppers, spicy foods, and IBS

Peppers, Spicy Foods, and IBS: What You Need to Know

Figuring out what you can eat can be a huge challenge when you have IBS. Both FODMAPs and spicy foods can be triggers. So if you enjoy peppers and other spicy foods, it is important to understand the relationship between FODMAPs, capscaicin, and IBS. In this article we cover the FODMAP content of various types …

Peppers, Spicy Foods, and IBS: What You Need to Know Read More »

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 …

Alcohol and IBS Read More »

Coffee and IBS

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 is, for many of us coffee is the first thing we reach for in the …

Coffee and IBS Read More »

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 …

The FODMAP Elimination Diet:  What to Consider Before You Start Read More »

Endometriosis and IBS: Connecting the Dots

Endometriosis and IBS: Connecting the Dots

Endometriosis and IBS are relatively common problems for women, and both can be tricky to diagnose. Symptoms are often vague such as abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea and may change during menstruation. It often takes years to get the right diagnosis. In cases where both are present, a diagnosis of one may mean …

Endometriosis and IBS: Connecting the Dots Read More »

Scroll to Top