Spotlight: Nutrition and Health

Spotlight: Nutrition and Health

Last updated: June 2018

March is National Nutrition Month, so we're focusing on the relationship between food and health - a major topic of concern for people living with IBS and managing symptoms. Food intolerances and sensitivities play a major role in worsening IBS symptoms. Knowledge and avoidance of food triggers are one of the primary ways to manage IBS.

Living with IBS isn't easy, and coping with food triggers can be one of the most difficult parts of IBS management. We're providing helpful tips about food triggers, more information about food intolerances and nutritious, low FODMAP and IBS-friendly recipes that can make it a little easier to manage IBS.

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There Is No IBS-Specific Diet That Works For Everyone

By Marisa Lauren Troy - March 3, 2017
There are so many diets out there that promote the promise of helping to minimize symptoms or completely cure you all together. We all know the latter is never true given as of now, there is no cure for IBS. ... READ MORE

Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods To Boost Good Gut Bacteria

By Hannah Noonan - March 15, 2017
Probiotics are healthy live bacteria that are sometimes prescribed to treat IBS. The aim is to provide the gut with more helpful bacteria ...READ MORE

Is There a Connection Between IBS and Gluten Sensitivity

By Emily Downward - September 28, 2016
A diagnosis of IBS is made through a process of elimination, after doctors rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. But could people with IBS actually be suffering from gluten sensitivity? Some researchers think so...READ MORE

The Foods I Eat When My IBS Flares Up

Glenda Bishop, RNutr PhD - March 2, 2017
When your IBS flares up, it can leave you feeling very uncomfortable. For me, it often presents as nausea, bloating and a lot of abdominal pressure – that’s when my IBS has also triggered constipation. ...READ MORE

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IBS-Friendly Meal Plans and Recipes

Check out some nutritional food ideas from our contributors!

IBS-Friendly Recipes

By Hannah Noonan and HessP
Low FODMAP, dairy-free, gluten-free and IBS-friendly recipes that are delicious, nutritious and easy on the gut ... READ MORE

A Week of IBS-Friendly Meals

By Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE - October 31, 2016
Even though it’s not fully understood what causes IBS, we know that eating well and promoting good digestion is a key to managing IBS symptoms....READ MORE

Low FODMAP 1800 Calorie, 1 Day Menu Plan

By Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE - October 3, 2016
It’s hard to keep track of all the new diets circulating the web today. While many are unrealistic fads, some of them are based on science and are worth investigating. Consider the FODMAP diet, which purports to help relieve stomach discomfort...READ MORE

5 Quick and Easy Low FODMAP Meals for Breakfast

By Hannah Noonan - May 31, 2016
Whole foods, foods that are as close to their natural form as possible, are full of nutrients and can provide a filling and nutritious start to the day. If you’re sticking to a low FODMAP diet, breakfast can become a little boring, particularly if you feel restricted in what you can eat, but here are five low FODMAP breakfast ideas that will mix up your daily routine....READ MORE

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