What are the causes of IBS? 

Although the exact cause of IBS is unknown, there are multiple factors that may be contributing to the changes in gut function:

  • Abnormal gut motility: the way the muscles in the gut contract to move food along
  • Gut hypersensitivity: the nerves in the intestines seem to experience higher sensitivity to pain
  • Dysfunction in the brain-gut connection: the communication pathway linking your gut and your brain

 

What are the symptoms of IBS?

Although IBS is not life-threatening, the recurrent abdominal pain and discomfort that it causes can have a significant impact on quality of life. Common symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal pain or cramping  
  • Bloating 
  • Gas
  • Mucus present in the stools
  • Irregular bowel patterns: Constipation, diarrhea or alternating periods between both

How do I treat IBS?

Since there is no cure for IBS, the treatment relies on the management of your symptoms, which are aggravated by certain triggers: infection, inflammation, stress, diet, medications and hormones. 

To help manage symptoms, you and your dietitian will begin by identifying potential trigger is behaviour and eating habits, i.e. how you eat). If no improvement is seen, we will tackle what you eat using Low-fodmap elimination diet, until symptoms resolve, with the help of a Motive Nutrition Dietitian.

 

  • Cami and I are makin delicious, hearty muffins today. Perfect to make with your little ones at home. We used raisins instead of nuts since she's still too small for them. Happy baking! The recipe is over at www.motivenutrition.com
  • What are you having for lunch today?! Let’s share some ideas below 👇🏼
  • Are you struggling with food right now?👇🏼
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Maybe the lack of routine is throwing you off. .
Perhaps the stress, solitude or uncertainty is causing you to use food for comfort more than usual.
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Maybe you are surrounded by people or foods that trigger unhealthy behaviour.
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Wherever you are, I see you, I hear you and I’m here for you.
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Reach out, send me a DM, and I’ll do what I can to support you. 💕
  • Hot cross buns and tiny hands 💕
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Every day, we come up with a baking or cooking project. For some, arts and craft ideas come easily but food projects are where my heart is at. So today, we made hot cross buns! They’re one of my favourite things to eat this time of year.
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When I work in alone with my laptop st a café, I always look for places with hot cross buns since they’re only around a short time every year.
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Since we won’t be heading out anytime soon, I thought why not try or hand at making it ourselves..and we had a blast.
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It was messy, but it was worth it. 
From measuring the ingredients, to watching the dough rise, to “painting” the icing, to enjoying a hot bun after a nice walk...cooking projects are SO rewarding.
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Let’s share some baking/cooking projects below! Will you be making pasteis de natas as @horaciodarruda suggested 💕
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  • You know where to find me for the next few weeks...in the kitchen with my little helper! Here is a video from when she was younger 😭 making her favourite smoothie. Recipe below (as accurately l as I can give you, since you’ll notice she snacks on some of the ingredients so measurements may be off 🤣)
Do you want to see more #cookingwithcami ? 💕

2 cups unsweetened almond or oat milk 
1 banana
11/2 cups frozen berries
1/2 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons ground flax
Pinch of Cinnamon 
1 cup baby spinach (1/2 cup frozen) 
Blend and enjoy 😊