Blog: March 2011

After dinner symptoms

Swedish researchers find that hypnosis works well for after dinner IBS symptoms of spasms and pain. read more

Added on 19.03.2011

Automatic eating

Most of what we do during the day is automatic. We don't consider and ponder everything we do. read more

Added on 17.03.2011

Two approaches for the successful treatment of IBS

Cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis are both shown to work well for IBS. So using the two approaches together is a great idea. read more

Added on 15.03.2011

Why do we eat when we are not hungry?

What is making us eat when we are not hungry? Well, there are a number of reasons. If any seem to apply to you, think about how you can avoid them. read more

Added on 14.03.2011

Our thoughts and emotions affect our gut

This research paper shows how extensively our thoughts and emotions affect our intestines, and as a result, are actively involved in irritable bowel syndrome. Their conclusion is that helping people to be aware of their emotional state, and to learn how to modulate feelings and thoughts, will assist people to manage the symptoms of IBS. And we already know that our emotions affect our insides. We say "I had a gut feeling about it", and we feel sick when we are anxious.

Added on 14.03.2011

The link between perfectionism and IBS

Stress and anxiety are implicated in IBS. Perfectionist beliefs, wanting to do the right thing and expecting perfect health, seem to be involved too. read more

Added on 13.03.2011

Does worry help you to understand your problems?

Does worry help you to understand your problems? read more

Added on 12.03.2011

Helpful dietary changes

Foods and drinks that may cause or worsen symptoms include:

  • fatty foods (most takeaway foods are fatty)
  • milk
  • chocolate
  • alcohol
  • caffeine - coffee, Red Bull
  • fizzy drinks

Some things are helpful. Fibre from fruit and vegetables is helpful, and if you want to take extra fibre, then Psyllium husk is the one to choose. If you haven't been eating fruit or veg much, then start slowly. New foods need new enzymes to digest them, and your body needs time to build them up.

Added on 11.03.2011

Make a small change to help you eat less

Most women in the West are disappointed by their bodies and want to lose weight. At New Year, and now in Lent, we make resolutions. read more

Added on 10.03.2011

Your gut can release stress hormones

The gut responds to stress hormones fast and powerfully, making the gut spasm painfully and stop digesting, causing more distress and more stress. read more

Added on 09.03.2011

Reasons for exercising

The reasons men and women give for taking exercise have been shown to be different. read more

Added on 08.03.2011

Where to worry

Choosing to worry only in a particular worry place, perhaps at a set worry time, is an effective response to limit time spent on worrying. read more

Added on 07.03.2011

Body satisfaction

It is now normal for women to feel dissatisfied with their bodies. Even women of normal weight feel their bodies need improvement. read more

Added on 07.03.2011

Why do we gain weight when we go on a diet?

Research consistently shows that most dieters end up fatter, and one of the many reasons is that our brains are not fooled by diet foods. read more

Added on 04.03.2011

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