Quiz: Do You Have IBS and Not Know It?

Take this quiz to determine if you could have irritable bowel syndrome.

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The three doshas are known as: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. To find out your dominant dosha, take this quiz. Your dosha type will be determined by the majority of (i.e. mostly A, B or Cs) is the majority of your responses. Take the quiz and then tally your responses to find the best diet for your body type.

Ever get that "butterflies in your stomach" feeling when you're nervous or under a lot of stress? It's a common occurrence that triggers both your brain and gut but if that stomach churning feeling is followed by abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, or other distress, you may be experiencing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome instead. Find out if your symptoms are a sign of this gastrointestinal disorder.


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Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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