Insights into Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Avoid these foods

Suffering From IBS? Avoid These Foods!

The Tummy Clinic | April 8th, 2022

Introduction: IBS can play havoc with your digestive system. It’s time you eliminated and/or added certain foods to your diet to live a healthy, comfortable life. Choose wisely, live happy! A nutritious, wholesome diet comprises a wide variety of nourishing foods. However, certain foods generate painful digestive symptoms in those dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome […]

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You Can Work It Out: How Not To Let IBS Interfere With Your Job

The Tummy Clinic | April 8th, 2022

Introduction From keeping medication handy, to beating tension with deep breathing, here are a few tips to help you deal with IBS at your work place. While dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is challenging, it can be particularly problematic when coping with the symptoms in the workplace. Abdominal pain and the sudden intense urge to […]

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Include or Avoid

Include or Avoid?

The Tummy Clinic | March 9th, 2022

The truth about fibre and IBS It is important to choose gut-friendly fibre options to avoid worsening of IBS symptoms, writes Nichola Marie While fibre-rich food is thought to be good for gut bacteria and to improve health, its relation with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not as uncomplicated. Fibre is beneficial to most people […]

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Ladies, IBS Playing Havoc With Your Life

Ladies, IBS Playing Havoc With Your Life?

The Tummy Clinic | March 9th, 2022

Introduction Not to worry! IBS is totally manageable with a combination of approaches, says Andrea CostaBir. Hmmmm… we all poo, don’t we?! Obviously, women are no exception – they go through period-time poo, over drinking from the previous night out with the gals poo, over gorging on yummy delights poo… Sporadic poo or bloat problems […]

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How To Manage IBS

How To Manage IBS

The Tummy Clinic | February 22nd, 2022

Don’t let Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) weigh you down. Tackle it and live free! Are you or your loved ones traumatized by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Is IBS impacting your life and wearing you down? Are you constantly suffering from cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and/or constipation? Well, this common disorder that affects the […]

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Don’t Let IBS Disrupt Your Love Life

Don’t Let IBS Disrupt Your Love Life

The Tummy Clinic | February 22nd, 2022

A few tips for a happy love life From managing stress to being honest with your partner, discover how IBS symptoms can be managed for a smooth sex life Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) brings with it certain specific challenges. Symptoms can appear at any moment, the need to use a bathroom can arise anytime, and […]

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Low-FODMap Diet Guide: 10 Simple Steps

Low-FODMap Diet Guide: 10 Simple Steps

The Tummy Clinic | October 6th, 2021

Confused about the #1 diet for IBS? 10 simple steps demystify the FODMAP diet Your IBS is in a flare and you have no idea what to eat. It seems like everything you are eating is causing gas and excessive bloating. Not to mention your usual morning poop seems to be off kilter or not […]

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One Size Fits All IBS Diet

One Size Fits All IBS Diet

The Tummy Clinic | October 6th, 2021

Is there a one size fits all IBS diet? The quick answer is sort of and no. I know, that doesn’t really help. The reason for the hedging is because IBS is not a one size fits all syndrome. It is not a disease we can cure but rather, it’s a syndrome. It is definitely […]

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My Replica Rolex Story: Helicopter Pilot Ed and His GMT-Master 2

The Tummy Clinic | April 12th, 2021

In 2022, while on the helideck of an oil rig, I went below deck for a quick “comfort break,” and on the way down the spiral staircase, I met the out-going workers racing up the spiral stairs and heading to the helicopter. I grabbed the center column to brace myself and felt a pinch on […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term. The cause is not well understood.

There is no definitive test to diagnose IBS. IBS is diagnosed after your doctor has reviewed your symptoms and occasionally ordered tests to rule out other conditions.

Visits at the Tummy Clinic are not covered by OHIP, however most extended healthcare plans cover many aspects of the care you will receive here, such as visits to Naturopathic Doctors, Dieticians, Social Workers or Psychotherapists. Check your benefits package or contact your insurance company for more information.