Kirsten Jackson


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Suffering from IBS Symptoms Immediately After Eating

Do you immediately get symptoms after eating? Frustrating isn’t it?! When you have IBS, having diarrhoea or stomach cramping after eating can be a regular occurrence. In this article I am going to cover what causes this immediate reaction to food and w …

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Which Diet Is Good For IBS?

Changing your diet may be the most obvious thing to do when you have IBS. But what diet is good for IBS? Elimination, low FODMAP, gluten free, sugar free, I am sure you have tried it all! In this article I will explain which diet is best when it comes …

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What to Expect When You Have a Colonoscopy

Having a colonoscopy can be a really daunting experience. You know that your GI doctor has recommended this test for good reason. But that does not stop you from freaking out about it! In this article, I will be sharing my own experience having had a c …

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Common Causes of Constipation

If you are suffering from constipation, you will feel fatigued, bloated and uncomfortable. But what causes your constipation? There are many causes of constipation and if you can find what causes your constipation then it is much easier to solve. In th …

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Are Natural Flavourings High FODMAP?

If you are doing the low FODMAP diet then you will be scrutinising every food label. You will have noticed that many foods contain ‘natural flavourings.’ This can be rather confusing when all the other ingredients are clearly labelled. This can lead to …

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Is Soy Low or High FODMAP?

If you are on the low FODMAP diet, you will find soy confusing. You will be thinking that soya milk is lactose free but then confused because some people say to avoid it. You may also be thinking that you need to find gluten free Soya sauce, but this i …

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Should you be taking collagen supplements for your IBS?

You may have read that collagen supplements can help IBS symptoms. It makes sense, right? Collagen is used by your body in many ways, one of which is in the gut lining. So, if your gut isn’t working, it would find it responsible to take a supplement th …

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How To Avoid IBS Flare Ups on Holiday

Most people will look forward to a holiday but for the IBS sufferer you will be thinking ‘how do avoid IBS flare ups on holiday.’ It really isn’t fair that you have to suffer with gut problems while everyone else just relaxes and eats what they want to …

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7 Symptoms and Symptoms of IBS

The signs and symptoms of IBS are considered too vague to make a diagnosis. This will frustrate you as it means that you need to wait for testing to be done. You can find a description of the testing you need to get an IBS diagnosis here. It is importa …

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How To Increase Stomach Acid Levels

You may have heard that increasing stomach acid levels will help your IBS. But how do you increase your levels? And, how do you know if your levels are too low in the first place? In this article, I will explain how to increase your stomach acid levels …

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