All About IBS 2017

Great info all about IBS.

All About IBS

Great info all about IBS. Unfortunately, our world doesn’t know all about IBS, we don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle.

The biggest problem however, is that many people don’t know anything about this illness!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told someone I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and they say something like “does that mean you poop a lot?”

I’ve gotten plenty of ridiculous responses such as that, not everyone has a full understanding of what we’re dealing with.

If you have any family, friends, etc. that you’d want to learn more about IBS, share this post with them.

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder and not a disease.

IBS is not life-threatening, but you should absolutely consult your doctor if you are experiencing IBS symptoms.

This disorder causes pain and discomfort to the lower GI tract.

People with IBS can experience IBS C (constipation), IBS D (diarrhea) or even having both, alternating.

This is a chronic disorder.

The cause is still unknown.


Common symptoms include: Constipation, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Cramping, Stomach Discomfort, Bloating, Excessive Gas and Indigestion.

Other side effects can stem from IBS like anxiety and depression or other digestive illnesses like GERD (chronic acid reflux).

Where IBS Stands

Around 10-15 percent of our world population has IBS.

Wait did I say the WHOLE WORLD?? You heard right.

What an ugly statistic and a huge problem at hand.

There are many theories on the cause of IBS, but we don’t have a REAL solid answer.

What Is The Best Cure For IBS

We won’t truly know all about IBS and ways to cure it until more research is done.

At the present moment, there is no specific cure for IBS.

Some folks have claimed that certain treatments have “cured” their IBS, but overall we don’t have a cure for everyone.

How To Treat IBS Symptoms

Learn all about IBS and how it effects people around the world.

There are tons and tons of options for Irritable Bowel symptoms treatment.

A great, natural option is to simply make diet changes.

My most recommended diet changes include avoiding IBS trigger foods, adopting a low FODMAP diet or for IBS D folks, a Ketogenic diet.

Additionally, to treat flare up symptoms, I love drinking Fennel or Chamomile Teas.

You can read all about IBS herbal remedies here.

You probably get the idea that I prefer a natural approach in treatments.

But you should first consult your doctor before making any changes at all.

For severe IBS symptoms, medication may be the way to go and your doctor will be able to discuss that with you.

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Now that we’ve learned all  about IBS, here are some of my favorite things to manage my IBS symptoms.

Digestive Enzymes are KEY to better digestion!  The Zenwise Digestive Enzymes include both Prebiotics and Probiotics, great for a healthy gut.

Digestive Enzymes are a life-changer for people with IBS!

I really love The Complete Low FODMAP Diet, it gives great information and meal ideas for anyone that wants to adopt a low FODMAP diet.

Having one, great resource for your diet goes a long way.

I feel like half of my posts include the Heather’s Tummy Tea, but it’s so fantastic.

I drink this tea anytime I feel cramping or bloating and it gives quick and great relief, plus it’s natural!

For those looking into the Ketogenic Diet (specifically those with IBS D), the book below “The Complete Ketogenic Diet For Beginners” is going to be your best friend.

This book has great information along with real meal plans to make your life easier.


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Great info all about IBS. Share this with family, friends and others for better understanding and awareness. IBS is manageable, but it's still a tough illness to live with.


  1. There is so much good information here. Thank you for enlightening me. Next time someone tells me they have IBS I will have a better understanding of their condition and all the ramifications of this disorder.

  2. IBS is a tough illness to handle especially if you’re a woman. I think it’s so nice that you’re raising awareness on this! It’s good to know what options people have especially when it comes to diet and treatments.

  3. oh my, I’ve been having serious stomach issues the last few weeks and I’m unhappy to report that it sounds like this could be it. Although, my doctor didn’t mention it. I also have a friend who is convinced that IBS is the diagnosis they give you when they can’t find what’s actually up. le sigh, hopefully, I discover the cause sooner than later. Tired of feeling like this.

    • Nadalie, sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I totally get what you’re saying about the diagnosis. I think it’s more that they haven’t been able to get enough research to branch off into new illnesses, so it’s all grouped into the IBS diagnosis. I feel like at some point in the future, IBS will become multiple illnesses and people will get a more clear diagnosis and treatment plan.

  4. Having to live with IBS is definitely no bueno! I’ve struggled with it for many years, and I’m so glad that there’s much more information on lifestyle changes to manage it, as well as products on the market available to help make life a little better for me! Thanks for sharing about this!

  5. I know a number of people who live with IBS and it is no walk in the park. One good thing is that there is more information out there now with lots of suggestions on how to manage it. I pray for a cure some day.

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