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Our digestive system is at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week converting the foods we eat into energy to fuel our bodies and minds, fight illness and infection, and help use grow and repair injury. You may be able to improve your tummy troubles by making a few simple changes to what you eat, how you eat, how you relax and what kind of exercise you enjoy.

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Dressing when you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or many other digestive health conditions, can be a tricky situation. You could be doing everything right, feeling […]


Ingredients (serves 4) 1 lb ground turkey 1 lemon, zested 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped basil leaves 1/4 cup finely chopped […]

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The holiday season is here! And along with the holidays comes the inevitable stress of WHAT THE HECK AM I GETTING EVERYONE? If you’re typically a […]

Symptoms of IBS


IBgard is A CDHF Certified Product  You may have heard us talk about IBgard – a CDHF certified product that we have featured in one of our blog posts, or seen them with us […]


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First things first, it’s important to remember that a FODMAP diet isn’t a lifetime diet. Once you understand your IBS trigger foods and food intolerances, you can adapt your diet […]

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an extremely common functional gut disorder. In fact, Canada has one of the highest prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the […]

Women and IBS


Women and IBS… We all poo – GIRLS POO too. It’s a fact of life. Periods poos, had too much to drink with the girls the night before poos, […]

Top IBS Questions: Answered!


1. Q: What is IBS?  A: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder affecting the intestine. IBS involves problems with motility (movement of digested food through the […]

IBS Survival Guide

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IBS Survival Guide If you suffer from IBS, then you already know that you have to navigate the world much differently than most people. You may […]

Canada has one of the highest prevalence’s of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the world – estimated at 18% vs. 11% globally (Lovell et al. 2012). […]


Any person who has suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can agree that their symptoms cause them a great deal of anxiety and discomfort. To combat […]

Dysbiosis and IBS

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Dysbiosis and IBS: A small history lesson You know it’s just another day in the wonderful world of gut health when we throw another crazy word […]


Abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, constipation, diarrhea… we all experience these not-so-pleasant tummy troubles from time to time. But when these symptoms present themselves on a regular […]

Dating with IBS


As we’ve already discussed, stress is a huge trigger for people who live with IBS. Which is why we figured we would talk a little bit about […]


If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you know that when your symptoms flare up, they can be incapacitating. Getting ready for work in the […]

It’s crazy how much stress can negatively affect your body. This is even more true if you suffer from GI disorders such as IBS. According to […]

Not only is IBS physically debilitating, but the unpredictable nature of painful and embarrassing symptoms can significantly affect a person’s mental health.    It is an unfortunate […]

Living Positively with IBS-M

What is IBS-M? IBS-M (the M stands for ‘mixed’) is when a person with IBS suffers from alternating diarrhea and constipation. Nearly everyone has suffered from […]


What to do when you have to poo? People who suffer from IBS often struggle with debilitating symptoms that seriously effect their ability to work and […]


Peppermint: a short history Unless you’re trying to decided between a minty or fruity stick of gum, peppermint probably isn’t top of mind. However, peppermint has […]

What is IBS? IBS is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how […]