Just like you, I have experienced digestive discomfort. I know what uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms of IBS are like and I have also made changes to my diet and lifestyle to eliminate these symptoms.
In 2005, I returned from a trip to Australia with a strange feeling that something wasn’t right with my gut. I was feeling abdominal discomfort and pain almost daily and had other changes to my digestion. After visiting with my family doctor and having a colonoscopy with a gastroenterologist, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The clinic handed me some pamphlets and wished me well.
A few years later, I hadn’t made any changes to my lifestyle and started to get sick of this persistent “stomach ache” as I called it. PLUS I didn’t know what I should eat and what I shouldn’t to stop things like gas, rumbling, and other uncomfortable consequences of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
I had become a registered dietitian and was seeing more and more clients in my practice with IBS and digestive symptoms like mine. I wanted relief and I also wanted to help my fellow Digestive Distress Sufferers from feeling so down about their symptoms and confused about what to eat.
I’ve met clients that eat so little because they are afraid of food. I have had clients that have lost the joy and pleasure of eating delicious food because they just don’t know what is causing the pain and discomfort.
And I have worked with clients to help them finally feel better and enjoy real food again. I myself feel 100% better. Although I experience symptoms from time-to-time, I now know exactly what foods my body reacts to and how to eat real, delicious, wonderful food daily to feel energized, healthy, and symptom free.
I’m excited to share these digestive health strategies with you to help you start to feel some symptom relief. These are strategies I use myself and with clients at the Clairmont Digestive Clinic.
You may experience symptom relief with some or all of these strategies, but keep in mind, everyone is unique. You experience digestive symptoms different from others. And the things that trigger these symptoms will be unique for you. For many people applying some of these strategies will help them get on their way. For more advice, articles, and recipes – visit our blog and read our newsletter.
It is my lifeʼs mission to share as much real food advice to help those suffering with digestive distress take control, relieve symptoms, and finally fee better!