Kirsten Jackson


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How To Increase Weight With IBS

Are you left wondering ‘how can I increase weight weight IBS?’ When you are trying to avoid IBS symptoms you may find that you struggle to gain weight. This is because your diet has become too restrictive. You will be feeling confused about what you sh …

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What Tests do I Need For IBS?

So you have suffered with uncomfortable bloating for several years now. You are sick of having to choose what you wear based on how bloated your stomach may or may not be a few hours from now. Something has happened to make you FINALLY say NO MORE! Gre …

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5 Causes of IBS Bloating

When I ask my Take Control members, which IBS symptom do you hate the most, it is always bloating. But, what causes IBS bloating? Is there 1 cause or several causes of IBS bloating? In this article, I discuss the most common causes so that you can star …

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10 Mistakes You Are Making on The Low FODMAP Diet

The low FODMAP diet is a process used to find what foods are causing IBS symptoms. The process starts with a diet which is low in FODMAPs (fermentable carbohydrates). It is then followed by a structured reintroduction period to pin-point and diagnose f …

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Is CBD Oil Beneficial For IBS Symptoms?

Cannabidiol aka CBD oil, is a popular natural remedy for many health problems. But does CBD oil help IBS symptoms? In this article, I am going to explain the background behind the CBD oil claims. I will also advise you on whether you should be taking t …

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Which Digestive Enzymes are Good For IBS?

IBS is a digestive health problem which can be triggered by the inability to digest certain foods. So you may be wondering, which digestive enzymes are good for IBS? In this article, I look at the science to explain which digestive enzymes you should u …

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Why Is My IBS Worse During My Period?

Introduction It is quite common for women to report that their IBS symptoms are worse during or before their period. But why is this? And, what can you do to prevent these symptoms? This article looks at the science behind why IBS symptoms are worse du …

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Autoimmune Protocol 

Introduction The autoimmune protocol diet or ‘AIP diet’ is like the paleo diet but more restrictive (1). AIP advocates claim that the diet eliminates foods which cause gut inflammation. By doing this, they state that they can reduce the risk of autoimm …

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Is Celery Juice Good For IBS?

We are always told that celery is good for us, so it comes as no surprise that celery juice is the latest craze across social media. There are various claims around this special drink and its ability to soothe the gut. But, are they true and should cel …

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Seitan and Vegan IBS

Seitan is a popular meat substitute for those on a plant based or vegan diet. However, if you are suffering with IBS, you may be  wondering whether this food will flare your symptoms due to its relationship with wheat and gluten. In this article, I loo …

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