Please note below we have a few of our favorite IBS products. They have been selected by the IBS Health team and are recommended as we all thought they were very good. We will be adding to these lists in the coming weeks so please look out.
As ever we must add that the below represent our choices and we wholeheartedly acknowledge that they will not work for all, nor will they be choices that appeal to all. Again we have also chosen items which have received excellent customer reviews from Amazon, as we do not wish to recommend things which we alone have found useful.
Like the other titles in the “First Year” series, The First Year—IBS offers two distinct advantages. First, it is written by a patient-expert, Heather Van Vorous, who has managed her IBS for more than fifteen years and knows firsthand what’s required to manage her condition.
Second, it guides readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of the first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year, offering answers and advice to guide those with IBS into their new lifestyle.
Starting with the day of diagnosis, Van Vorous provides detailed information about trigger foods, safe foods, soluble versus insoluble fiber, tips for eating and cooking, traveling, eating out, exercise, and much more. The First Year—IBS will inspire and educate those with IBS as no other guide does.
Our probiotic supplements are ideal for women, men and children looking for digestive support. In fact, kids find these probiotics much easier to swallow as they are pearl shaped and 1/3 the size of other probiotic supplements.
BIO-Tract vs. Enteric Coated and Non-Enteric Coated Normal, non-enteric coated probiotics are simply probiotic powder in a gelatin capsule and offer no protection from a harsh stomach environment, meaning that many do not survive long enough to deliver much benefit to your digestive system.
Enteric coated probiotics offer more protection from stomach acids with a few drawbacks. First, the organisms are released at one time, in your upper stomach and don't often make the journey to your small or large intestine.
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road, or read a page in a book without registering any of it?
Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren’t sure how to find peace?
In this book, Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc., a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind’s instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life.
The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people.
The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet:
“Drs. Shepherd and Gibson have truly created a complete reference guide about the low-FODMAP diet.
The book offers evidence that supports the use of the low-FODMAP diet to manage digestive symptoms, especially IBS. The authors walk you through precise diets, recipes, and menus to put the diet into practice.
The recipes are easy to follow and the illustrations are quite breathtaking. I strongly recommend this book for all IBS sufferers.”
—Jeffrey D. Roberts, MS Ed, BSc, Founder of IBS Self Help and Support Group