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Italian Bread Salad
Italian one-bowl meal in a flash! Great for dinner and lunch the next day, this
salad is as colorful as it is delicious.
For an easy, sunny change of pace
a busy work night, come make this satisfying vegetarian meal with luscious tomatoes and fresh
basil. Take a break from heavy winter food and bring back a taste of summer!
Eating for IBS is the
life changing cookbook for good digestive health. Discover the delicious
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First Year: IBS
First Year: IBS is an essential guide that covers the
core issues of
symptom prevention on a daily basis, including: stress
management, yoga, hypnotherapy, travel, work concerns,
social events, restaurants, holidays, children with IBS, support groups, and more!
Actress Lynda Carter Champions The Need To Talk About
December 12, 2002
Orange Corn Bread
Bake a golden loaf of moist, rich corn bread with the sweet perfume of fresh orange zest.
Just 10 minutes in the kitchen to get a batch in the oven!
Give yourself a hand for baking such a delicious bread from scratch!
This tender loaf has a light crust that toasts to crispy perfection. Have a
piece for a quick snack with a cup of herbal tea.
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Special News -
IBS Message Boards!
Coming very soon, there will be IBS Diet and IBS Recipe Exchange message boards at the
Eating For IBS website.
These interactive boards will be friendly, supportive places with two separate focuses. One is for everyone following the IBS Diet, so that they may share dietary ideas, questions, and suggestions.
The other is just for all you cooks out there (from beginner to gourmet!) who have asked to share IBS recipes.
Both boards will have several moderators who are personally experienced with the
IBS diet, and who will help me ensure that board messages have accurate
information and remain supportive and focused. The boards will go live shortly!
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This week, take just ten minutes to bake a moist, rich corn bread with the sweet
perfume of fresh orange zest. With soy goodness and no cholesterol,
this bread's great for breakfast and snacks! Even if you've never baked before, the recipe is foolproof. You can also easily double the recipe and freeze extra loaves. This bread is especially heavenly toasted and topped with a drizzle of honey. Yum!
Actress Lynda Carter will champion a nationwide public education initiative sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals,
Talk IBS, designed to educate women about the symptoms and management of
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to arm them with the tools to work with their
physicians to get proper diagnosis and care. The launch of Talk IBS was
sparked by the findings of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women: The Unmet
Needs, a new report from the Society for Women's Health Research.
Click here for more information...
American Academy of Family Physicians Releases New Guidelines for Management of IBS
EXCERPT: "Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common functional disorder of the
gastrointestinal tract and is frequently treated by family physicians. Despite
patients' worries about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, it is a benign
condition. The diagnosis should be made using standard criteria after red flags
that may signify organic disease have been ruled out. An effective
physician-patient relationship is vital to successful management." Click here for more information...
GERD: A Growing Concern
GERD's symptoms are all too familiar to the 25 million American adults who
experience them on a daily basis: heartburn; an acid taste in your mouth;
trouble swallowing; and regurgitation of food.
Most mild cases are easily treated with changes in eating habits and
medications, and more severe ones can be treated with the latest in surgical
procedures. But some doctors are starting to make the troubling link between the
increasing number of GERD cases and a similar jump in the number of cases of
Click here for more information...
Common Virus May
be Linked to Colorectal Cancer
A virus that lurks harmlessly in the bodies of tens of millions of Americans may
play a role in the development of colorectal cancer, new research suggests.The findings are preliminary, and the germ -- known as human cytomegalovirus
-- might not actually contribute to the development of the second deadliest type
of cancer, says study co-author Dr. Charles S. Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at the
Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama.
"But if other people can confirm this data, then the plot thickens," he
Click here for more
Chemo Drug Improves Crohn's Symptoms
The painful and debilitating symptoms of Crohn's disease may be eased or even
eliminated by a seemingly unlikely source -- a drug primarily used to boost
immunity. A study shows Leukine to be a unique and promising new approach to
treat the disease. The irony: Crohn's has been thought to result from an overactive
immune system, and traditional therapies have attempted to suppress -- not
enhance -- immune activity. Click here for more
"How often and how much soluble fiber supplement should I take?"
For the powders (Citrucel, Metamucil,
Benefiber) start at 1 teaspoon twice a day and over the next week or two work up
to 2 tablespoons twice a day. If you’re using pills start at 2 pills twice daily
and and work up to 2 pills four times daily. You can also mix and match the
powders and pills (for example, take the powders at home but keep the pills on
you at work or for taking before restaurant meals). Make sure you have a large
glass of water with each dose, and drink fresh water frequently throughout the
day as well. Soluble fiber needs water to work. You can take soluble fiber every
day for the rest of your life. There are no risks or side effects, but there are
quite a few health benefits in addition to getting your IBS under control.
If you're prone to bloating or gas avoid
Metamucil (and psyllium) and try Citrucel, Fibercon, or Benefiber instead. Also,
be aware that the sugar-free versions of the supplements can contain artificial
sweeteners, which can trigger IBS attacks. In addition, citric acid is often
added to orange-flavored supplements, and this can cause acid reflux in some
people. If these are concerns for you, choose a sugar-sweetened or unsweetened,
unflavored variety of supplement.
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through lifestyle modifications. We currently offer the books
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