This initiative has three primary initial goals: to raise awareness about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), fund research, and improve patient care.
R a i s e A w a r e n e s s
By using the hashtag #IBelieveinyourStory and sharing your stories about IBS & SIBO or by posting positive messages to those with these disorders via social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), we can help bring a greater awareness to these conditions.
My hope is to make discussions about gut health less stigmatized. It takes guts to talk about your guts. I get it. The reality is, you are not alone. When you share your story, you give other people inspiration and encouragement to share their stories too. Sharing your story can be quite healing. Together we will work in solidarity, to say to every patient out there suffering…we believe in your story. You are not alone! We will work tirelessly together to help you feel your best!
For tips on where to share your story and read others' stories, click here.
R a i s e F u n d s f o r R e s e a r c h
Research funding for IBS & SIBO is almost non-existent. For a condition that impacts 20% of the global population, this needs to change.
You can be a part of the solution by donating to key research centers to help fund more studies in this area. You'll be able to donate to Cedars Sinai (SIBO/IBS research) and University of Michigan (IBS/FODMAPs research) through our donate page.
P a t i e n t E d u c a t i o n + R e s o u r c e s
At my practice, For a Digestive Peace of Mind, we are always brainstorming fun and informative ways to share digestive health tips & news via videos, educational handouts, low FODMAP recipe ideas, and promoting new low FODMAP food products. My goal is to inspire and guide patients trying to navigate their way to optimal digestive health as well as to help educate dietitians and other practitioners working with IBS patients. My latest tool is a downloadable Low FODMAP Grocery Cart app! The goal of this app is to streamline grocery shopping for the low FODMAPer (and their family members & friends who shop for them) and minimize second guessing in the aisles. All profits from the app will go to the creation of free patient & health professional education resources. To purchase my new grocery shopping app, you will help support my work in this area.
Purchase the app, here.