by Kimberley Gittens, RD | Mar 16, 2023 | IBS
Are you someone who loves spicy foods but suffers from IBS? If so, you may have heard that spicy foods can exacerbate IBS symptoms. This is because many spicy foods contain capsaicin, a compound that can stimulate the digestive system and cause discomfort for those with IBS.
by Kimberley Gittens, RD | Jan 13, 2023 | IBS
Understanding the diet and its underlying principles can help you more effectively follow the diet, support a healthy relationship with food, and manage your GI symptoms.
by Kimberley Gittens, RD | Dec 17, 2022 | IBS
Although there is currently no research detailing the role of alcohol in triggering IBS symptoms, an observational study reports approximately 1 in 3 people with IBS report experiencing symptoms from consuming alcohol.
by Kimberley Gittens, RD | Nov 8, 2022 | IBS
You may have noticed that not everyone with IBS experiences the same triggers, or symptoms during flare-ups. In fact, most people with IBS have different triggers and “IBS-safe foods”. One of the reasons for this is that there are different types of IBS. Knowing and understanding your dominant type of IBS can help you identify ways to manage the symptoms.
by Kimberley Gittens, RD | Oct 15, 2022 | IBS
Snacking is often viewed as a bad habit that should be avoided and a barrier to weight loss. Despite what the diet culture may tell you, there is a purpose for snacking…[it] can be part of a healthy lifestyle.
by Rachel McBryan RD | May 17, 2022 | IBS
It is currently estimated that 10 to 20% of the world’s population experience IBS. Studies report that women and people under the age of 50 are experiencing higher rates of IBS, with Canada reporting one of the highest rates of IBS across the globe. Additionally, research has shown that women with IBS are more likely to experience symptoms during their periods.
by Rachel McBryan RD | Apr 29, 2022 | IBSHas your breakfast been causing some uncomfortable bloating, or stomach cramping? You’re not the only one. In fact, many people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) avoid breakfast because they are trying to avoid the symptoms that start shortly after. But, what many...
by Rachel McBryan RD | Aug 3, 2021 | IBS
Normally, low-calorie sweeteners pose no risk to us (unless consuming in huge amounts) but, they can be troublesome for individuals with GI conditions. But for some, this could be aggravating GI conditions and triggering unpleasant symptoms.
by Rachel McBryan RD | Jul 26, 2021 | IBSThere are many different foods that contain high amounts of FODMAPs. For those individuals living with IBS, or other GI-related conditions, limiting the consumption of these foods and drinks may help relieve symptoms and support gut healing. For more information on...