IBS Symptoms and Treatment

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – Symptoms and Treatment

This article will inform you about the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Symptoms, Treatment & the low FODMAP Diet. 

IBS Symptoms and Treatment


What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) ?

IBS is a common disorder that affects the digestive system. Experts says, that 6-18%* (*Healthline)of the world population has IBS. The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) leads to changes in the bowel movement. People with IBS Symptoms can use diets like the Low FODMAP or Medicines to weaken the symptoms. IBS Symptoms are usually stomach pain and cramping, Diarreah, Gas and Bloating and sleeping problems. There is no general Treatment for people with IBS! Read more

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IBS – Symptoms

When it comes to the IBS Symptoms, there is no general symptom in people with IBS. In fact, the symptoms vary here are the most common Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms:

Stomach Pain and Cramping

This is a very common and the main IBS symptom. Normally your brain works together with your gut in order to control digestion.

But when you have the Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the brain-gut collaboration fails and leads to painful tensions in the Abdominal tract. The pain is more likely in the lower part of the abdomen. Learn more about IBS Types here


One third of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) suffer from Diarreah. Many patients have 12 bowel movements per week, that’s the double amount of people without IBS.


Gas and Bloating

A very uncomfortable IBS symptom.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome leads to higher gas production in the gut and therefor to bloating. Here you can read how to free you from the toilet.



In contrast to Diarreah, an very common IBS symptom is constipation. The collaboration lack between the brain and the bowel can speed up or slow down the movement  of stool. When it slows down the stool absorbs water and becomes hard to pass.


Stress & Anxiety

It is unclear why these symptoms are related to IBS or the other way round. But studies revealed that people with IBS are more likely to have a mood disorder. Read more


Sleeping problems

A study revealed that more than half of Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) patients have difficulties to sleep. (Here) “Difficulties to sleep” includes also problems to fall asleep, waking up many time and feeling unrested in the morning.

IBS Symptoms
IBS Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) – Treatment

What should I do when I have the IBS symptoms ?

When your IBS affects your quality of life, please don’t hestitate and visit your doctor.

Alternatively, the new low FODMAP Diet is proofed to helped people with IBS to reboot their bowel bacteria.

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With the low FODMAP Diet people with IBS can treat there symptoms. In fact, many foods have a impact on the digestion, with the low FODMAP Diet you can restrict certain foods that lead to an improvement of your IBS symptoms.

Low FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols, terms to classify carbs that lead to bloating and digestions problems.

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What to Eat – Low FODMAP Diet

  • Grains: Polenta, corn, quinoa, millet, rice and wheat
  • Vegetables: Aubergine, beans, carrots, cucumber, tomato and zucchini
  • Fruits: Grapes, kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, cataloupe
  • Dairy: Almond & Soy Milk, cheese, feta and lactose free milk
  • Protein: Eggs, Tofu, seafood & tempeh
  • Sweets: Dark Chocolate, maple syrup, sugar

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IBS Food Pyramid
IBS Food Pyramid

What not to eat – High FODMAP Foods

  • Grains: Breakfast cereals, wheat, biscuits and snack products
  • Vegetables: Asparagus, artichoke, garlic, cauliflower, leek, mushrooms and onions
  • Fruits: Apple, apple juice, mango, peaches, pears, plums and watermelons
  • Dairy: Cow Milk, yoghurt and ice cream
  • Protein: Processed meat
  • Sweets: High fructose syrup, honey and sugar free confectionery


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Gluten Free Pizza Recipe – Homemade

In this article I show you how to make a Homemade Gluten Free Pizza from an Italian, me.

Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Recipe – Dough

Gluten Free Italian Pizza Recipe

For the dough for one Pizza (2 persons)

  • 350g Rice Flour
  • 100g Mais Flour
  • 350ml water
  • 1 spoon olive oil
  • 25g brewery’s yeast (perfect in powder)
  • bit of salt

Firstly, the dough needs at least 1 hours to rest, so plan your time. Put in a bowl the Rice and Mais Flour and the brewery’s yeast (in powder) and add slowly water. If your yeast in not in powder form, prepare your warm (30C) water in a cup and add the yeast and stir well.

Now show your muscles, its time for kneading the dough ! Eventually, after having added the warm water, salt the dough. Now don’t stop kneading until your dough is compact, when it is, it’s time for adding to the dough the olive oil. Finally, knead the dough even more and put it then into the big bowl, close it with a polythene foil, place it at a warm place and let it rest for 1 hours. The dough will double its size because of the yeast.


Gluten Free Pizza Margherita 

After 1 hour look at your dough, it should be ready and has grown.

what do you need ?

  • Fresh Basil
  • 400ml Tomato Sugo
  • 1 Mozzarella

Like in the picture below you see the dough already tendered with the rolling spin, try to prepare your dough that way, shape it not too thin and not too thick.


Gluten Free Pizza Dough


Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Recipe – Design your Margherita  


You are now enjoying the funniest part of our Pizza process. Prepare two baking sheets with baking paper and place your dough. Begin designing your pizza with the tomato sugo but ignore the edge of the pizza. Secondly, cut your Mozzarella in little pieces and add it on top of your Pizza. Thirdly, put on your Pizza Basil and other ingredients you like. Ready, put the Pizzas in the oven! The baking time of a Pizza depends on the thickness of the dough, normally you should bake your Pizza 15-20min on 250 C. 


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Gluten Free Diet | What can I eat?

Gluten Free Diet What to eat

In this article I will inform you about the Gluten Free Diet and what you can eat.


Gluten free diet seems at the beginning as a hard task, but fortunately there are couple of natural foods that are gluten free and the food market has revolutionized and offers many free gluten options.


Gluten Free Diet – What can I eat

As I have a gluten sensitivity I have a vast knowledge about a Gluten Free Diet. An other important factor are the cost of the products. Normally are Gluten Free Alternatives (Gluten Free Pasta) very expensive. So what can I eat to save money?

The cheapest Gluten Free Diet includes natural gluten free products like:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Meat and Fish (except battered or coated)
  • Beans, Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Spreads and Oil
  • Beverages (most beverages except for beer!)
  • Grains (Quinoa, Rice, Corn, Amaranth)


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Gluten Free Diet – Grains I can eat 

There are many natural gluten free grains that you didn’t know yet but that you can eat without worries. The grains can be found in supermarkets and are relatively cheap. These grains you can perfectly combine for your lunch or dinner to include in your Gluten Free Diet. More about Gluten Free Grains you can eat here.

Some Gluten Free Grains for your Gluten Free Diet are:

  • Soy
  • Potato
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Teff
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Tapioca
  • Sorghum


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Gluten Free Diet – Foods to avoid

For your Gluten Free Diet you should avoid Foods that include Gluten or are not “Gluten Free”Certified. Gluten Free Foods to avoid are:

  • Bread (all wheat based breads)
  • Pasta (expect for sunflower flour)
  • Pizza
  • Cereals (except for corn)
  • Pastries (cakes, muffins, cookies)
  • Snacks (candy, crackers, muesli bars, sweet popcorn)
  • Sauces (dressings, soy sauce, teriyaky)
  • Couscous



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Gluten Free Alternatives 

In the last decade many new companies came up with Gluten Free Alternatives for your Gluten Free Diet. In many supermarkets are now available Gluten Free breads, pizza, pastas, cereals, pastries, snacks, sauces etc. Be careful, to secure that the food is gluten free always double check that the “Gluten Free” Certificate is shown. That gives you 100% security that the product is not made of gluten ingredients. But be aware that Gluten Free Alternatives contain also more fat, read here.


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In contrary, you can also bake by yourself gluten free bread, pizza, cookies and even cakes.


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Gluten Free Recipes

I recommend to practice some easy Gluten Free Recipes that you won’t get bored of buying gluten free alternatives that are very expensive. I will add some very utile links for gluten free recipes: 


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