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Celebs Who Suffer From Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This is dedicated to all of the FitPerez readers (and 7-10% of the world's population) who suffer from IBS, otherwise known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Hollywood (and a few other famous faces) wants you to know you're not alone!

There are a host of celebrities who regularly deal with symptoms associated with the disorder including pain, gas, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation.

Jenny McCarthy, a former Playboy Playmate, has unabashedly admitted to suffering from "chronic diarrhea" and other IBS symptoms in her autobiography, Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy's Open Book.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer was diagnosed with the gastrointestinal disorder in 1997 and expressed her IBS struggles a statement, saying:

"I am always fearful that my IBS symptoms will return at any moment, so I always have to know where the nearest restroom is. I'm afraid that eating will result in stomach pain. Traveling is difficult. And IBS often makes even a simple evening out with my husband, to enjoy a concert or movie, seem impossible."

Tyra Banks also wasn't afraid to reveal her condition on her talk-show in 2006 when she announced to her guest Janet Jackson and audience that she has IBS.

Want to know what other notable names have IBS?

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Healthy Nutrition To Help Ease PMS Symptoms

Filed under: Exclusives!FitnessFoodHealthAdviceMargaux J. Rathbun

Sorry guys, you can probably tune out on this one! LOLz!

If it's that time of the month again, ladies, Margaux J. Rathbun has some helpful advice for you!

The certified nutritional therapy practitioner has a long list of healthy food choices that will ease the symptoms of the PMS and cramps that come with monthly menstruation.

Check out the video above to find out WHAT to eat on your period and WHY!

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Preventing Stomach Cramps During A Workout

Filed under: Exclusives!FitnessRunningMike Donavanik

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Nothing can deter you from completing a workout faster than a bad case of stomach cramps.

Luckily, there are ways to prevent getting them in the first place!

A FitPerez reader named Anna is experiencing chronic stomach pains that are preventing her from adopting a regular running routine, so she wrote to fitness expert Mike Donavanik for help, asking:

Hey Mike,

Thanks so much for helping me with this.

I started running about a week ago. I had tried to get into a routine before but I always got cramps when I was running so I gave up. Now I am just braving the pain and keep running until I can't stand the stomach cramp. Any suggestions to help this? I know I can keep running if I could get rid of this cramp.

According to Mike:

Hi Anna!

From what it sounds like, you’re getting a side cramp or “stitch” (sharp pain in your side, or sometimes in the lower abdominals) while you run.

There are a few factors that can contribute to cramping up like that, but it’s mainly a result of shallow breathing. Try to slow your breathing, take deeper breaths and focus on your form while you run, to avoid cramping up. If you do start cramping, slow your running pace down and focus on taking longer, deeper breaths – the cramp should slowly go away. It should also be noted that the better conditioned you become, the less likely these side cramps will occur.

Other factors that can contribute to stomach cramps or side cramps are eating before you run and/or drinking too much water before or during your run. The easiest thing to do is to avoid eating anything heavy, 90 minutes to 3-hours prior to running. If you need to eat something before that time, have half a banana. The same goes for water consumption, try not to drink too much water prior to running; and while you run, you should only take tiny sips of water not huge gulps.

Follow these tips and your cramps should be a thing of the past!

We hope Mike's advice helps ease Anna's pain! If you've got more questions, write Tips@FitPerez.com or tweet @MikeDonavanik on Twitter for more answers!

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