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What are IBS trigger foods November 11, 2015 10:00

What is a trigger food?

An Irritable Bowel Syndrome ‘trigger food’ is one that can initiate or aggravate IBS symptoms including change in bowel movements, cramps and bloating. Some of these foods are widely known for their effect on sufferers where others do not always set off a reaction but in some instances do.

What foods are included?

Foods known to produce excess gas within the bowels – these can aggravate bloating and feelings of urgency. 
(Beans, cabbage, legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, lentils, sprouts, raisins, onions, bagels, soft drinks and soda etc.)

Foods that stimulate the gut – these can cause cramping and bloating.
(High fat meals, large portion sizes, fried foods, alcohol and caffeine)

Hard to digest sugars – these can cause cramping and diarrhoea.
(Sorbitol sweetener found in some sugar free food and soft drinks and fructose)

What alternatives are there?

It is important to remember that although these food’s may trigger IBS symptoms if you do decide to remove them from your diet you will still need to find a source of the vital vitamins and minerals your body requires.

  • Consider speaking to a dietician about developing a meal plan tailored to your symptoms.
  • There are many diet plans available online, the majority of them have good ideas on how to eat well with IBS.
  • Experiment with different foods, try eliminating different foods from your diet to see if that makes a difference to your symptoms.

Looking to be free of restricted diets? Try IBSACOL today and see if after just a few weeks you can go back to eating the foods you miss. Here are some testimonials from people who have found that IBSACOL helped them.

Thank you to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders for providing information on this topic.

*A healthy diet is vital for everyone. Please remember to always seek medical advice. This article is written generically about IBS and should not supersede any advice received by a medical professional about an individual condition. If you think you have IBS or any other condition get the advice of your Family Doctor especially before beginning or changing any course of medication.

 

 

 


What are IBS symptoms? November 04, 2015 10:00

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterised most simply by abdominal pain and changes in the bowel that last for at least 3 days a month for a period of 3 months or more.

Symptoms can vary from person to person but common signs will include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Bloating

Other symptoms that may be experienced are:

  • Appetite loss
  • Mucus in stools
  • Change in consistency or appearance of stools

Although IBS is a gastric condition some symptoms may not be directly linked to the intestines

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • An unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Backache
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Sexual problems, such as pain during sex or reduced sexual desire
  • Heart palpitations
  • Urinary symptoms (Including frequent or urgent need to urinate, trouble starting the urine stream, or trouble emptying bladder)

Bowels
Bowel changes can present in two very different ways. Some IBS sufferers will experience diarrhoea, others constipation and in some cases a person may experience an alternation between diarrhoea and constipation. Typically pain will be relieved following a bowel movement.

What do you do if you identify with these symptoms?

Firstly it is important to remember that there are many other medical conditions that share these symptoms; that is why if you have the symptoms mentioned above you should seek medical advice. 

If you already have been diagnosed with IBS and are wanting to know more about this condition please check out our other posts or learn more about what IBSACOL can do for you here.

Thanks to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic for information that has contributed to this article.

*Please remember to always seek medical advice. This article is written generically about IBS and should not supersede any advice received by a medical professional about an individual condition. If you think you have IBS or any other condition get the advice of your Family Doctor especially before beginning or changing any course of medication.

 


Some great sites for more information on Irritable Bowel Syndrome September 29, 2015 10:30

Perhaps you just found out about an Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis, or you want to find out more about what IBS means. We always recommend that you seek out your doctor for a diagnosis before anything else.

Once you have seen your doctor and you are looking for good sites with information on Irritable Bowel Syndrome why don't you have a look at these?

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Irritable-bowel-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx

www.medicinenet.com/irritable_bowel_syndrome_ibs/article.htm

www.webmd.com/ibs/default.htm

If you are looking for a blog space, a support group, to find out what other people are going through or to share your own story why don't you have a look at IBS group?

www.ibsgroup.org

If you happen to find other sites that were helpful we would love to hear from you. Just get in touch through our contacts page.

*Please be aware:
Although we have read through each of these pages and find them helpful for gathering information about irritable bowel syndrome the views expressed by the creators of these sites and the advertisers on them are their own and are not necessarily shared by the team at Lyproxea. We always recommend that you speak with your doctor before undergoing any radical change to the management of IBS.


How Lyproxea works September 24, 2015 12:28

Look on any blog, forum or self-help website for the relief of IBS or Eczema and you will see huge lists of remedies to relieve symptoms and treat, if not cure, these conditions. One of the most common questions we are faced with is “How do I know this one will work?”

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammation
Research has now shown that there is a direct relationship between mucosal inflammation of the colon and irritable bowel syndrome (both constipation and diarrhoea). By controlling this inflammation with naturally occurring, esterified, fatty acids that trigger your body to produce normal  anti-inflammatory cytokines, sufferers of IBS – C & D find relief from their symptoms.

Eczema and Inflammation

Eczema occurs where skin becomes so inflamed that it becomes dry, itchy, red and irritated. By acting on the source of the problem users can find relief from these symptoms without the ongoing application of topical creams or steroids.

Lyproxea is produced from dietary fatty acids that are esterified to ensure they are stable and delivered to the right parts of the digestive system. These esterified fatty acids raise the levels of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in the body enhancing the body’s ability to respond in a healthy way to the triggers for the inflammation.

Want that once more in English? By taking Lyproxea your body is able to increase the presence of a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory response to relieve conditions caused by inflammation, therefore alleviating symptoms without the risks and side-effects associated with steroids or immuno-suppressants.


Straightforward pricing for International Postage September 16, 2015 14:49

If you are ordering from outside of New Zealand you may notice some changes to our postage and packaging prices. We have been working hard to get the best price for delivery to you and we have reflected that in some dramatic reductions in delivery costs. Just another way that we are working to make sure you get the best value for your money.

If on the other hand you are ordering from within New Zealand don't worry we still offer free local shipping.

So, if you are considering ordering IBSACOL and are wondering about what it will cost to send to you here it is:

New Zealand         Free Shipping

Australia                  $5.00

Globally                    $20.00

 

*Please be aware that these prices may be subject to change over time and are accurate as at the 1st of September 2015. The price quoted for postage at checkout is the one you will be required to pay.

Ready to order? Go straight to our products pages to buy: www.ibsacol.com/collections/all


IBSACOL and IBS-C and IBS-D August 12, 2015 15:00

If you have been wondering how one pill could treat both the constipation and diarrhea symptoms associated with these two different types of IBS then this is for you:

Laxatives and antidiarrheals both work to combat individual symptoms of IBS. Each can be effective in their application, particularly as it helps with painful and often embarrassing symptoms allowing sufferers to do many of the normal activities they feel they otherwise could not.

Where IBSACOL differs is that instead of increasing or decreasing the peristalsis (contractions) in the bowels to help control bowel movements it goes to the source of the problem, increased inflammatory response in the bowel. By boosting the body’s natural response to inflammation (Anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10) the conditions within the bowel remain normal and no constipation or diarrhea is triggered.


IBSACOL has a new website. Better response times same excellent product June 03, 2015 09:00

Our brand is changing for the better…
…The IBSACOL product you know and LOVE is staying exactly the same.

We recently spruced up our webpage to make it easier to navigate and to order the IBSACOL (for the relief of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and ECZACOL (for the relief of the symptoms of Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis).

You might notice a new name on the page LYPROXEA; this is the active ingredient that has always gone into IBSACOL and ECZACOL but we think it so great we want more people to know about it. Keep an eye out for other LYPROXEA products coming soon.
Some new features include straightforward online purchasing, more information available through our research pages. Behind the scenes we have a secure payment system that better protects you when you make your orders and an improved feedback process through our contact pages and our review page. So if you want to get in touch it has never been easier.
Our page isn’t all that has been changing, Like our Facebook page for a chance to connect with people going through similar circumstances and to be the first to hear when we have new products, announcements and special offers available.


A letter of recommendation from Dr T.D. Meakin B.Sc. M.D. FRNZCGP May 11, 2015 10:31

Dear Ibsacol Customer,

I was involved in further clinical trials during May 2002. These investigations involved the active ingredient of IBSACOL and were conducted at the Liggins Research Institute in Auckland New Zealand. This trial required the monitoring of blood and the recording of adverse reaction by patients. No negative effects were recorded on the blood profiles and the patient involved reported no adverse side effects.
I have been impressed with the results of these studies and conclude that IBSACOL appears to be a safe and well-tolerated therapy.

Yours sincerely

Dr. T.D. Meakin B.Sc. M.D. FRNZCGP
Auckland, New Zealand