Tag: IBS

Poo pals: Dealing differently with disastrous digestion

We’ve learnt a lot about our microbiome, the bacteria that live everywhere, in us and on us.  They do much more for our digestion than we ever guessed.  They digest the fibre we eat and make some of the nutrients that are essential to us.  Little bacterial critters also form the bulk of our poo.  Think … Continue reading Poo pals: Dealing differently with disastrous digestion

IBS?  Pitfalls and Paths of the FODMAP Diet

If you have severe IBS symptoms, then a FODMAP diet could be the answer for you.  It eliminates winds, bloating and cramping by severely restricting the ‘sugars’ that ferment in your gut and cause these symptoms. It’s a therapeutic diet, not one meant for standard health improvement because it excludes too many healthy foods.  Changing … Continue reading IBS?  Pitfalls and Paths of the FODMAP Diet