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IBS Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Five Ways to Create a Healthy and Happy Holiday

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It’s not easy having IBS during Thanksgiving. Besides the fact that you are inundated with tons of different foods you are also eating in different social situations and although we love our families sometimes being with our families can be stressful. These two things combined make a bad combination for people suffering with IBS and can turn the “holiday” into a “hellday”. However, it doesn’t have to be that way,  there are things you can do to enjoy this plentiful time.
If your goal is to experience a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day here are the top five things I do [...]

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Body Language, Superheroes, and IBS

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I just watched the Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and assistant professor at Harvard University, video on body language.

 

She talked about body language and how it affects our entire lives.

 

It got me thinking about how body language affects our reaction to discomfort.

 

She discusses successful people having higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of cortisol. And how the way we posture our bodies can naturally produce these two things. So high-power poses can produce good hormones, which equals feeling confidence and success where as low power poses increases our cortisol levels, which is our stress hormone. So staying in a [...]

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Creating A Healthy Life With IBS

Creating A Healthy Life With IBS

How much time every day do you focus on your IBS?

 

Are you thinking about it all the time?

 

I know it’s hard not to, with your stomach acting all kinds of crazy and worrying if you’ll make it through the next meeting for class.

 

But what we focus on expands.

 

I know I’m not saying this is all in your mind and your creating yourself.

 

But I am saying placing your focus somewhere else can help you get through that next hour.

 

When you begin to worry about your symptoms move your thoughts to another place your body feels good: your pinky or even [...]

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How To Live Well With IBS

How To Live Well With IBS

I am well.

 

I heard this from Wayne Dwyer at 3 am on a night when I had turned on the TV because sleep just wasn’t happening.

 

Three simple words yet so powerful.

 

For people struggling with IBS the words “ I am well” don’t often cross your mind. But they should.

 

You see if you focus on “I am well” you take your attention off what is wrong with you.

 

Simple yet so hard.

 

Why?

 

Because were so used to seeing what’s wrong with our body and trying to fix it.

 

And no matter how hard we try we can’t control our body.

 

But we can control [...]

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The Secret to Feeling Good

The Secret to Feeling Good

 

 

It seems that everyone is looking to find something to make them feel good.

 

This came to mind when I heard how many people are reading 50 Shades of Gray. I’m not against people reading 50 Shades of Gray but it seems like people are looking for something make themselves feel good and take them away from what’s in front of them.

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4 Easy Ways to End Pressure and Get IBS Relief

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How many times have you heard people say they perform best under pressure?  In our society the idea that applying pressure to a situation will reap the best results is very prevalent. It’s such a part of our psyche that we do it subconsciously. For many of us it’s a part of life, basically second nature.

 

For most people with IBS when the pressure increases so does the IBS symptoms. For years I put tons of pressure on myself without noticing how intensely it was affecting my digestive problems.

 

I just thought pressure was a natural part of life.

 

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Understanding Your IBS Pain

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