Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is difficult. Not only is it painful and annoying, but it is not even an acceptable disease in the eyes of many. And it’s very difficult to mention in any conversation, especially over dinner, when you’re typically not eating normally and you have to explain why.

If you’re dealing with that, I know it’s frustrating. But you’re not alone. Its estimated that 10-20% of the US population is dealing with the same thing. But since no one talks about it, thank goodness for the online community. It’s where I found comfort, healing, help and advice in my time of need. And I want to pay it forward.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Find information on IBS Symptoms, Tips to Soothe Abdominal Pain Quickly and information on the Low FODMAP Diet, which changed my life. Also feel free to read my personal IBS journey to date.

I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a girl who is trying to be the happy, social and adventurous person I am inside, while managing my IBS.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


10 thoughts on “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  1. Thanks so much for all of the information. It’s great to have it all in one place. And…thanks for talking about it. I’ve told my friends that I have IBS but they either don’t know what it involves or they may have it too.

  2. Hi i have been diagnosed with sibo and ibs and this low fodmap is confusing my question is would Quaker instant oatmeal with apples and cinnamon be ok,and what about white bread

    • I would avoid Quaker instant oats simply because oats can be troublesome. Plus the apples should be avoided. For white bread, stick to Udi’s White Sandwich Bread and you should be OK.

  3. The low FODMAP list of foods to enjoy lists red meat such as beef. I have been using a cookbook “Eating for IBS” by Heather Van Vorous, and red meat is listed as a major trigger for IBS. Why is there such a difference in allowable/tolerable foods. It gets very confusing.

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