A Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome & How to Get Relief
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also called IBS for short, is a very common problem with the large intestine where it can cause abdominal pain and cramping associated with both diarrhea and constipation. One of the most common symptoms associated with IBS is stomach bloating. This can be an annoying sensation, but it is not dangerous. This digestive disorder can be treated successfully with methods including diet changes, medication and dietary supplements. In this article, you will find out about Irritable Bowel Syndrome and how it can be treated successfully.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms:
Stomach Bloating is a common symptom of IBS. Some people describe stomach bloating as a tight or full feeling in the stomach area. This can occur on its own or along with other symptoms of IBS such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, and flatulence (passing gas).
The cause of IBS is not yet known, but studies have shown some factors that may increase the risk of developing this condition. These factors include:
Babies with IBS are often breastfed because it is believed to bring on less symptoms of constipation.
Salads Made Simple: How to Make a Fresh Salad in 30 Seconds or Less
A fresh salad is a beautiful thing. It can be a gift from the creator when you’re eating fewer calories. And it can be as simple as crossing the kitchen to the refrigerator. With a little planning, you can make your own salads with a few ingredients. This quick and easy recipe will show you how to create an impressive salad for any occasion — from work lunches to family dinners.
1. Grab a bowl. Fill with mixed greens, baby spinach or leaf lettuce. (Use more greens than you normally would — they will shrink as they sit.)
2. Peel and slice an avocado and add it to the salad bowl. Or, peel and dice up one peach or nectarine and add it to the salad bowl with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
3. Top with a handful of snow pea pods or finely sliced celery.
4. Add a few slices of cucumber, strawberry, kiwi or pear.
Soups Made Simple: The Best Soup Recipe for Every Occasion
NOTE: An online cooking software program is available to help you prepare your own recipes. The following link will take you to the program: Online Cooking Software.
A soup can make the best dinner on a cold, dark winter’s night or be the perfect answer to a weeknight dinner dilemma. Indeed, soups are often regarded as comfort food; they’re easy and satisfying — and many are portable, too.
Soups are simple to put together. Just about anything that’s delicious can make a soup. Take a bowl and fill it with flavorful ingredients such as vegetables, meats, and herbs. Then heat it up until its piping hot and ladle it out into the waiting bowls of your hungry family — that’s the easiest way to start making soup. And, of course, this means you’ll also make a big batch at the same time.
How to Make the Perfect Margarita at Home – Without Getting Boozy
Since I moved back to the States, I’ve been drinking more margaritas. The margaritas are always a staple, but my drink of choice is the simple, easy-to-make Margarita. Even though they’re simple to make and only take a few minutes to prepare, they can still be a little labor-intensive depending on how many you’re making. The basic recipe is 1 part tequila to 1 part Triple Sec and 2 parts orange juice. However, the variations are limitless. Some of my favorite simple variations include: adding sweet-and-sour mix for a Margarita sour and adding cranberry juice for a cranberry Margarita. But that’s not the only thing I like to add. There are a few simple things I like to throw into my Margaritas, just for fun.
You can make your own tequila or buy it premade, but you’ll need Triple Sec. Triple Sec is a sweet-and-sour type of liqueur and can be found in most liquor stores or online. I’m lucky enough to have access to some very good stuff and I just love it for cocktails, but you could use orange liqueur too.
If you don’t have Triple Sec, use a regular orange liqueur instead. Both will make your Margarita taste more like a traditional Margarita and not just like a flavored drink.
You can’t really make a Margarita without adding some tequila and orange juice, so how much you add is up to you. I typically start with two parts Triple Sec and one part orange juice. If I can get the tequila, I want to go up to three parts Triple Sec. And, as mentioned above, there are other variations you can make.