The Power of Probiotics

Good bacteria, a.k.a. probiotics: they're everywhere, but especially in your gut! As someone with IBS and mental illness, I have witnessed the power of probiotics firsthand. At different points in my life, probiotics have both helped and hurt my digestive health. The right probiotic can make a huge difference - while the wrong one can…

IBS and Your Menstrual Cycle

Alright folks, I'm only going to say this once: if you're squeamish, click away. This is your last opportunity to GTFO before I say something disgusting. Okay, here goes....when you're on your period, are you sometimes unsure whether you're having an IBS flare or if you've just got cramps? Because sometimes, menstrual cramps feel a…

I Got a Gut Health Test – and Now It’s Being Investigated by the FBI

Earlier this year, I got a strongly-worded email from my parents with a question about my health insurance. Immediately, I called my mom - and she explained that a company called UBiome was trying to bill us for thousands of dollars worth of medical tests. My heart sank. I knew exactly what she was talking…