This page is dedicated to the Gutsy Glossary.
When you’re first diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and/or IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), doctors, nutritionists, and the Internet start spewing off term-after-term.
It’s hard to know what they all mean, especially when acronyms like IBS and IBD are used.
You’re trying to navigate the health condition at hand, not learn a whole new vocabulary.
I’m here to help!
Introducing the Gutsy Glossary, filled with acronyms and definitions. Below each term I will also include posts I have written in detail about the term. If you want to learn more, you always can.
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- A Gutsy Girl: it’s you, my darling
- AIP: Autoimmune Paleo
- AIP search
- Bristol Stool Chart: A chart that breaks stools down into seven types that is used to help identify gastrointestinal distress or food sensitivities even.
- CBC: complete blood count
- Colonoscopy: a procedure where a long, thin and flexible tool is inserted via the rectum in order to view the bowels and colon
- Endoscopy: a procedure where a long, thin and flexible tool (endoscope) is inserted via the mouth
- FODMAP: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols
- GAPS Diet: Gut and Psychology Syndrome
- IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- igE: Immunoglobulin E, antibodies produced in the immune system
- igG: Immunoglobulin G, the most common type of antibody found in blood circulation
- LDN: Low Dose Naltrexone
- Prebiotics: foods that feed gut bacteria
- Probiotics: help improve the overall microbiome of the gut by restoring beneficial bacteria that have been depleted
- PRP’s: Proline-rich polypeptides
- SCD: Specific Carbohydrate Diet
- SIBO: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
- Spoon Theory: The idea that we are given a finite amount of spoons, and each action we complete depletes one of those spoons. Sooner or later they run out.
- UC: Ulcerative Colitis
What other terms must be added to the master Gutsy Glossary? Let me know in the comments below so I can add them for you.