This is a sponsored post. All opinions, text and experiences are my own (always!). 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 nor prevent any disease.
It’s holiday time, which means food galore, and VSL#3 is providing delicious recipes for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I know at least two people in my immediate circle who suffer from IBS. Chances are, you know someone dealing with the same or a similar issue such as UC (ulcerative colitis) or ileal pouch. According to a Harris Poll* conducted on behalf of VSL#3, up to 20% of U.S. adults have IBS symptoms, and about 75% of IBS sufferers get relief from symptoms with a low-FODMAP diet. (FODMAP = Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols, or more simply, short-chain carbohydrates.)
Preparing meals for those who suffer these conditions can oftentimes be confusing, and the sufferer may not really know what foods are best for his/her comfort! VS#3, a probiotic medical food, provided me a cookbook and recipe cards to try some IBS-friendly recipes. I assure you that the meals in Flavor without FODMAPS, the cookbook by Patsy Catsos, contained easy, crowd-pleasing recipes–perfect for holiday (and any day!) cooking.
Check out the yummy Near East Chicken Salad:
In addition to eating an IBS-friendly diet, finding the right probiotic can help. VSL#3 is a proprietary formulation of a mix of 8 strains of live lactic acid bacteria, making it one of the few probiotics with this many strains, and is at least 10 times more potent than the average probiotic.
VSL#3 differs from other probiotics in that it is a medical food, not a supplement, and therefore must be used under medical supervision. I invite you to visit VSL#3 for more information. Use the code “DOCTOR” at checkout for $5 off your next purchase!
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*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 adult’s ages 18+ who have been diagnosed with a digestive or gastrointestinal condition, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis, ileal pouch (“sufferers”).
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. 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.