Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 9, 2009
If you're new to the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, learning what you can and can't eat without triggering painful symptoms can be an even more painful process.
To help IBS patients avoid this unnecessary struggle, best-selling author and HelpForIBS.com founder Heather Van Vorous (Eating for IBS, The First Year IBS) designed the IBS Diet Cheat Sheet - a free patient/doctor handout that provides the perfect way to keep critical IBS dietary information at hand.
"The IBS Diet Cheat Sheet uses an easy visual reference of red light, yellow light, and green light foods for IBS," says Van Vorous. "Red light foods are triggers to be avoided, yellow light foods should be eaten but only with caution, and green light foods are safe to eat. The lists are concise and easy to read at a glance, but also quite comprehensive."
The IBS Diet Cheat Sheet also includes the 10 Commandments of Eating for IBS, which explain how to eat, not just what to eat. Commandments such as "Practice creative substitution, not deprivation," "Always eat soluble fiber first," and "Minimize your fat intake to 25% of your diet, max" are among the quick tips that help ward off IBS attacks.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects up to 20% of the population and symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and gas are can either be triggered or prevented through diet. The IBS Diet Cheat Sheet gives patients the dietary information they need to avoid problems and gain control.
The free cheat sheet is downloadable here http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/heathersibscheatsheet.pdf and is meant to be carried, taped to the fridge, or kept in the car for traveling. Just five years after its creation the IBS Diet Cheat Sheet has reached over one million people and counting.
HelpForIBS.com is the largest IBS community on the internet, with over 5 million visits per year and a membership of over 90,000 subscribers. HelpForIBS.com is dedicated to serving people with IBS, by offering education, support, and products that allow people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome to successfully manage their symptoms through simple and safe lifestyle modifications. HelpForIBS.com was founded by Heather Van Vorous, an IBS author and a sufferer since age 9. Heather's groundbreaking work in the IBS dietary field has led to her inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, has been licensed by Novartis pharmaceuticals, and has been publicized worldwide by physicians, IBS organizations, and patients.
Heather Van Vorous
CEO, Heather's Tummy Care