Tag Archives: irritable bowel

Undiagnosed IBS a Major Health Issue

With our years of nutrition consultancy in Sydney, we’ve seen a lot of health situations, but imagine waiting as long as five years before getting help with a persistent and unpleasant medical condition. That’s what happens with an estimated 40 per cent of Australians who are suffering from some kind of food intolerance, according to […]

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Peppermint Oil Eases an Irritable Bowel

The soothing and calming benefits of peppermint oil for IBS sufferers is well documented. Peppermint oil can reduce the stomach pain, bloating and gas that is common in IBS.  It has been thought that the menthol in the peppermint oil could be one of the key contributors to these calming effects.  New research coming from […]

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Low FODMAP Diet Success – Clinical Trial Confirms

The low FODMAP diet has recently been created to help reduce the unpleasant symptoms of IBS.  Finally, a clinical trial has just been completed that had aimed to determine whether this type of diet is actually effective for symptom control in IBS sufferers, when compared to IBS sufferers given standard healthy eating advice. The results […]

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Probiotic Therapy and IBS

Probiotic Therapy and IBS Reviewed Another 2010 article, entitled ‘Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome’, in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, reviewed the potential benefits of probiotics in people with IBS. In addition to providing further education on IBS, this paper describes the physiological basis of administering probiotics into the gastrointestinal tract. The paper also reviews the […]

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Low FODMAP Diet

Low FODMAP Diet Under Scientific Review In February 2010, The Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology published a review article entitled ‘Evidence-based Dietary Management of Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms: The FODMAP Approach’, putting further scientific merit of the low FODMAP diet in managing the symptoms of IBS. The paper identifies that diet therapy has emerged as the […]

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