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Upcoming Topics for Discussion & My ‘Pearly Words of Wisdom’!

So, in thinking about what I wanted to say in this blog and writing down a list of topics to start with, I quickly realised that I had an awful lot to say and its gonna take a while to populate the site with all my ‘pearly words of wisdom’.

Below is a list of all the topics I will be writing about, shouting at and commenting upon over the coming weeks, months, years or however long it takes. If you can’t wait to hear what I have to say, if you need help or if you have your own stories about any of the discussion topics then please send me an email at sarah@ibsvitality.com – I’d love to hear from you!

  • IBS – Explanation
    • What is it – The three types
    • Why does it happen, What causes it
    • How do I know I have it
    • Is there a cure
    • The pros and cons of medication
  • IBS – Symptoms
    • What are the symptoms
    • Whats an ‘attack’, How long does an attack last
    • What does it feel like
  • IBS & Other Conditions
    • Nausea
    • Acid reflux & Heartburn
    • Fatigue
    • Breathlessness 
  • IBS – Getting Clinically Diagnosed
    • What is a full clinical diagnosis, What tests should I have
    • What does a clinical diagnosis involve 
  • IBS – Misdiagnosis:
    • How most doctors haven’t a clue how to diagnose IBS never mind treating it
    • How most people are misdiagnosed
  • IBS – Misconceptions:
    • The word ‘syndrome’ for a start
    • The word ‘diet’ for seconds
    • How IBS is not ’caused’ by stress, although stress can be a trigger
    • How eating for IBS is different to other eating plans and may go against common ‘diet’ misconceptions
  • IBS – Foods:
    • IBS safe foods, IBS caution foods, IBS trigger foods, IBS foods to avoid
    • Learning your fibres – the difference between insoluble and soluble fibres could save your life
    • Learning your carbs – the difference between good and bad carbs & how carbs are not sent by the devil
    • How processed and fast foots are however sent by the devil
    • The evils of sugar
  • IBS – & Other IBS Eating Plans:
    • Heather Van Vorous Eating for IBS – pros and cons
    • The new FODMAP diet – pros and cons
    • Eating for IBS & being heart healthy
    • Can you eat an anti-inflammatory alkaline diet if you have IBS
  • IBS – Changing Your Life
    • How to stop the chronic IBS cycle
    • How to prepare for the elimination diet
    • How to go shopping, what to buy
    • How long to be on each food stage
  • IBS Survival Tips
    • Day-to-day tips, Clothing tips
    • Dealing with work, meetings, exams
    • Going on Holiday, Travelling
    • Dealing with Children (lol) when you have IBS
  • IBS & Being a Women
    • How IBS is most definitely affected by hormones
    • IBS & periods
    • IBS, cystitis and thrush
  • IBS & Pregnancy
    • How IBS is affected during pregnancy
    • IBS & Birth, the traumas and the joys
    • IBS & breast feeding
    • IBS & the first year after birth
  • IBS in Children
    • Reflux & Colic in babies
    • Looking for signs, treating it
    • IBS eating plans
    • Safe alternative foods for children
  • IBS & Excercise
    • The dos and donts, whats good and bad
    • When not to exercise
  • IBS & Mindfullness
    • Managing stress levels & having a bit of fun
    • Finding a hobby, calling or obsession
    • Occupying your mind, whats your purpose in life

…and last, but not least,

How to practice what you preach, How to not beat yourself up over ‘falling off the IBS-eating-plan wagon and How to live life to the full even with IBS!!!

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