April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome month and if you are one of the 13-20% of Canadians who suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you understand just how dysfunctional this disorder can be! And unfortunately, only 40% of Canadians with IBS seek medical attention - that’s a lot of people trying to navigate this complicated disorder on their own. So hopefully this post will shed some light on what IBS is. And then next week we will talk about how to manage the symptoms of IBS through nutrition.Read More
Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea...just think the alphabet of symptoms A, B, C &/or D! Unfortunately, as many as 13-20% of Canadians at any given time are affected by IBS and the lifetime risk for a Canadian to develop IBS is 30%! That’s a lot of people!