IBS Awareness month

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month and that means it’s time to talk openly, freely and without embarrassment about our stomach issues. We’ve all had embarrassing moments, but for some people IBS truly is debilitating. IBS has no definite cause and no definite cure, meaning millions of people suffer from gastric symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, and painful cramping every single day. Even so, it can be difficult to seek help even when IBS begins to have a serious, negative effect on daily life.

So, this month, don’t be embarrassed to speak up or ask questions. IBS is nothing to be ashamed of and the more you know, the better you can manage your symptoms. We have information on IBS, the low-FODMAP diet, and even cooking techniques to help you say goodbye to stomach troubles.

Tastefully yours,
Cinzia Cuneo

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by intestinal distress in the form of bloating, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and chronic pain. Sufferers not only experience decreased quality of life, but can find it difficult to come forward about often embarrassing IBS symptoms. This month is IBS awareness month though, and there’s no better time to talk openly about the problems IBS can cause as well as the solutions.

Here’s some more information thanks to our partners at the GI Society. We also have articles to help you better manage and understand your IBS symptoms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview | GI Society

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments | GI Society

The low-FODMAP Diet

If you haven’t heard of it yet, just wait. The low-FODMAP diet is the latest trend in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s more than just a trendy diet though. The diet originated in Australia, but it’s taking the world by storm as people find relief from abdominal pain by simply changing their eating habits. With a full meal plan and a book, we know it really works. If you or a loved one suffers from IBS, now is the time to find out how to get rid of embarrassing IBS symptoms and abdominal pain.

Cooking with IBS

If you or a loved one suffers from IBS, you may have noticed that there are certain “trigger” foods that can lead to gastrointestinal problems. As we’ve seen with FODMAP, it could be down to a piece of garlic or eating the wrong fruit. Everybody is different, but knowing what to look for when you’re choosing what to eat can make all the difference.