One of the most frustrating things someone with IBS can hear from a doctor is “It’s just stress…”
When I heard those words “It’s just stress…”, I felt even MORE hopeless than when I walked in.… Read more
Are you feeling it today? You have an overflowing to-do list. The atmosphere is starting to feel strained, you start feeling fidgety and want to go and get a coffee.
Everyone’s IBS is different.
But if you have noticed stress as being a factor that causes IBS flare-ups, then coffee may be lighting up your sensitive nervous system even further.… Read more
Looking back, I think my biggest mistake was grabbing a word and assuming I knew exactly what it meant. And then letting it limit my world.
An example of this is the word “stress”. I had decided that I knew what stress was.… Read more
Stress and IBS often go together, fuelling each other.
To counter stress and IBS, it is essential to understand that stress gets its power from FEAR. What kind of fears did I have deep down? Maybe you may have similar ones:
The fear of not coping;
Fear of not getting everything done;
A fear of having a flare-up;
Fear of losing your job;
The fear of not being seen as a success;
Fear of not being a good wife, parent, boss, coworker, friend…
Fear of not being enough.… Read more
If you suffer from IBS, constipation and depression, this is something to seriously consider: the domino effect of an overloaded liver and gallbladder.
In a previous article I mentioned how the liver had a vital role in filtering toxins and waste out of the body.… Read more
I went back to Britain this summer to see my family with all best intentions to stay healthy and happy. And I came back with an old “friend”, Candida.
I knew it was Candida for several reasons.… Read more
I had long flare-ups of IBS-D (with diarrhoea) for a year at the beginning of my IBS that then turned into IBS-C (with constipation). It would come back out of the blue every so often due to stress.… Read more