COVID-19 Coronavirus and IBS

We are living in perilous times, and that is definitely not helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is an ongoing page of resources to get you through the coronavirus pandemic while managing IBS. Hang in there.

Stress

Managing Stress & IBS

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Do Some Easy Yoga Poses and Just Breathe

Isolation Communication. This is a Twitter idea for older people living alone. Get 3 colored pieces of paper for a window where neighbors can see them. Post green for I'm OK, yellow for I need help with an errand, and red for emergency.

Don't hold it all in. Find someone, anyone, to talk to about how you're doing and let it all out. I talk to the dog if there's no one else around. He listens.

Open the doors, the windows, step outside if possible, and breathe deeply. Smell the fresh air, admire the blooming flowers and trees, listen to the bird song, feel the sun or breeze on your face. Focus on nothing but nature around you, even if just for a minute.

Take a nap.

Diet

Quickly Break the Cycle of IBS Attacks with White Rice & Peppermint Tea

Keep Extra Copies of the IBS Diet Cheat Sheet on Hand

Safe Snacks for IBS

Grocery List of Most Important IBS Staples - Your Soluble Fiber Safe Foods

Asian markets, Indian Markets, Mediterranean markets may have a better stock of staples such as rice, noodles, flours, canned fish, dried beans and lentils, non dairy milks, herbs and spices, and more. They're often cheaper than mainstream grocery stores as well.

Better to have just a few bites of your healthy insoluble fiber caution foods than none at all. And better to have just a few bites than too much, thus triggering an attack.

Too tired or stressed to cook? Have breakfast for dinner. A bowl of rice, corn, or oat cereal with a non dairy milk is safe, reliable, and easy.

Pantry Staple Recipes & Simple Comfort Food for Staying at Home

My Gramma's Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Traditional Tuna Melt Sandwiches

Simple Blender Smoothies: Cocoa Banana or Peachy Keen or Strawberry Banana or Passionate Mango or Wild Berry

Honey Snack Mix

Dreamy Lemon Rice Pudding

Family Tuna Casserole

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