Expert Video - What is a nutrition plan for IBS?

What is the best way to eat if you have IBS? Are there foods you should eliminate or avoid? Jordan Shapiro, MD, MS, a gastroenterologist and irritable bowel syndrome expert, explains what a nutrition plan for IBS is and how a registered dietitian who understands IBS can help you create a personal plan to feel better. This may include trying a low-FODMAP diet. Dr. Shapiro discusses the importance of talking with your doctor before trying any of the popular food elimination diets, because these can have hidden health risks or even make symptoms of IBS worse.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ardelyx, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.

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