Tasty Solutions for Holidays with IBS and a Giveaway!

My fave fizzy Fruit Sparkler

As a trainer, and creating meal plans for people, I naively thought all I needed to do, was take my clients food preferences into consideration.

I learned that so many people suffer from bouts of IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis or other digestive issues that make just eating, “normal, healthy” food an often miserable experience.

Not only can it be time consuming and difficult to find what one “can” eat, it can make social events hard to attend and the holidays can be very difficult!
According to a Harris Poll* conducted on behalf of VSL#3, the following was found among IBS sufferers:

  • 37% indicate their condition is extremely/very problematic
  • 63% tried to manage their condition by making changes to their diet on their own
  • 24% have tried a low-FODMAP diet

When someone is looking to manage IBS, it isn’t just about them being picky, it is a necessity to keep them feeling good long-term.

Probiotics are one way that can help manage IBS and other digestive problems.

While many people are familiar with the term “probiotics,” most do not understand the importance of knowing which specific strain of organism should be used for which specific disease or condition. *

VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food that is clinically proven in the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC) and ileal pouch.

VSL#3 is at least 10 times more potent than the average probiotic.

Right now you can enter the IBS-Friendly Feast Giveaway for a chance to be the Grand Prize Winner — You will receive a cooking class for two at your local William Sonoma or Sur la Table stores and custom IBS-Friendly Recipes from VSL#3

Five runners-up will also receive a one-month supply of VSL#3

ENTER BEFORE 11/25 at 12pm EST

My favorite recipe collection of low-FODMAP recipes

My favorite recipe collection of low-FODMAP recipes

I LOVE the Fizzy Fruit Sparkler from page 43 of Patsy Catsos’ Recipe book, Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook.

It’s like a cocktail without the hang over!

My fave fizzy Fruit Sparkler

My fave fizzy Fruit Sparkler


VSL#3 is available at your local pharmacy. Please ask your pharmacist for VSL#3 as it is kept behind the pharmacy counter in the refrigerator.

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VSL#3® is a high-potency probiotic medical food that’s clinically proven in the dietary management of IBS, ulcerative colitis, and ileal pouch. To learn more visit www.vsl3.com and LIKE the brand on Facebook.





This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3® is a high-potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of IBS, UC and ileal pouch and must be used under medical supervision. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

* Harris Poll conducted the GI Issues Survey on behalf of VSL#3. The survey was administered online within the United States between April 1-7, 2015 among 607 adults ages 18+ who have been diagnosed with a digestive or gastrointestinal condition, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis, ileal pouch (“sufferers”)