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What Tyra Banks' IBS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Tyra Banks' IBS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Tyra Banks, the former supermodel and TV show host, revealed she has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a wave of empathy and validation washed over the IBS community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up...
Posted 07/18/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink.But experts say it's not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its health...
Posted 03/07/2019
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Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease

Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An expandable pill that can stay in the stomach for a month could help diagnose and monitor a myriad of gastro ills, a new study in pigs suggests.The pill has a...
Posted 02/22/2019
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Fatigue and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Fatigue and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Fatigue is a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, and it's usually compounded by stomach pain and stress. Fatigue is an invisible symptom of IBS, and it's exhausting.On myIBSteam, the social network and online support group for those...
Posted 01/29/2019
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High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels

High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels

By Don Rauf, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut...
Posted 12/20/2018
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