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The #1 Best Diet for IBS, New Study Says

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) can be an uncomfortable and, at times, unpredictable issue. However, researchers now believe that they've identified a diet that can help certain people with IBS. IBS is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine and can cause cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, and gas, as well as diarrhea and constipation, according to the Mayo Clinic . "It's important to find the root cause of IBS, which is very individualized. Stress , poor diet, medications, and gut infections are common reasons for IBS," Erin Kenney, MS, RD, LDN, HCP, CPT , the author of Rewire Your Gut and Rewire Your Sweet Tooth, tells Eat This, Not That! That's partly why researchers took a look at stool samples collected from 56 people with IBS as well as those who live (and eat) with the study subjects, according to the aptly named Gut journal. After comparing samples over a period of four weeks, researchers found that those with IBS who also had a gut micr

The #1 Best Diet for IBS, According to a Dietitian

Have you ever felt bloated out of nowhere or had periods of time where going to the bathroom was either a struggle or a bit excessive? It's possible that you have IBS. IBS stands for irritable bowel syndrome, affecting about 10 to 15% of people globally. However, the condition is more prevalent in Western cultures with an estimated 10 to 20% of people having the disorder, says Chelsea McCallum registered dietitian, IBS nutritionist, and advisor at BelliWelli , a company that makes IBS-friendly snack bars. What is IBS and how does someone get diagnosed with it, usually? "IBS is a functional gut disorder which means the structure of the bowel is not affected, however, the bowel may move too quickly or too slowly resulting in very uncomfortable symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas," says McCallum. Either your primary doctor or gastroenterologist will diagnose you with IBS after a series of tests such as samples of stool and blood as well as procedu