Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that's not always discussed openly, but is surprisingly common. Recent estimates state that 10% to 15% of the general population experiences uncomfortable and painful IBS symptoms like cramping, abdom... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
There a... Read more
I'm rejoining spark people after a five year absence. I was doing great on SP before but then life threw me a major curveball and after another huge weight gain, severe depression (cheating husband that eventually left for a skinny girl), chronic dia... Read more
Gained weight even after a net calorie intake this week of average 1100 calories per day after exercise. Even w/o exercise, averaged about 1350 calories/day, or 200 less than top amount allowed per day. What gives?... Read more
If you are one of those that can't resist the flush of the Niacin to lower the cholesterol then do this. From a pharmacist word. Take aspirin (if you are not allegic to it) 30 minutes before the Niacin (any milligram), this will help the flush. Yo... Read more
We've rounded up some of the most fascinating, entertaining and blog-worthy stories from around the Web! Guys Answer: Is "the Woman on p. 194" Sexy? And Would You Date a Woman With a Belly Roll?From Vitamin G, a follow-up on this post IBS: Soluble Fi... Read more
I consider my diet to be pretty healthy. I'm willing to try a wide variety of foods, but there is one thing that I've never been able to eat: seafood. My parents love fish and seafood, so growing up, I tried all kinds. The only seafood I ever act... Read more
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