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Food and Drink

What you eat or drink obviously has an impact on your IBS symptoms.  Check out tips for healthy and balanced eating and discover why hydration is especially important for IBS.  Find out more about common triggers for IBS symptoms and why they may affect your digestion.  Learn more about the Low FODMAP diet and if it's right for you.

 

Remember the goal is to make your diet as inclusive as possible.  Food restrictions, although often necessary, can make it difficult to get the nutrients you need.  

Watch this space for upcoming new resources -  Disordered Eating and Be a Digestive Detective 

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Healthy Eating

  • Ensuring you're eating a healthy diet is the equivalent of doing background checks to start your investigation with a good foundation.

  • Find out more about about healthy eating strategies and specific nutrients like fat, sugars, proteins and fibre, all through the lens of IBS.

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Hydration

  • Fluids are essential for many bodily functions, including digestion.  They play a role in both constipation and diarrhea.

  • Find out how fluids can affect IBS symptoms, as well as tips for making sure you're properly hydrated.

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Common IBS Food and Drink Triggers

  • Everyone is different, especially when it comes to IBS, but some things are common triggers for IBS symptoms.

  • Find out more about foods and drinks that are common triggers for IBS symptoms and why they may be affecting your digestion.

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Mindful and Intuitive Eating

  • IBS is a disorder of the gut/brain axis.  Anxiety about food can worsen symptoms and symptoms can make you more anxious about food.

  • Learn more about integrating your instincts, emotions and thoughts and increasing your awareness to help you stop this vicious cycle.

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The Low FODMAP Diet

  • An introduction to the Low FODMAP elimination diet.  What it is, if it's right for you and some links to helpful resources.

  • Before you consider this diet, please get your IBS diagnosis from your doctor and make sure it's safe for you.  This diet is not for everyone.

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Be a Digestive Detective

  • IBS is different for everyone. There is no one size fits all treatment plan.  You will have to figure out what works for you.

  • But you don't have to do it alone.  In this section you'll find tips for playing digestive detective, plus journalling and tracking resources.

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