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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:06 PM

Hi Friends, a quick question...

Do any on you suffer from IBS?
I have been all over the internet and cannot find a good site that offers a a comprehensive list of recommended food or indicated those to avoid. I click on link, goes to another page with about 50 other sites. I have checked Mayo Clinic, WebMD and other respected pages and am as confused as I was when I started my search. One of them says---under foods to avoid: Beans. Further down the page, OK foods: Beans! The whole search has been frustrating. I need to find some good--real--advice or at least the most thorough and informative source of info in layman's terms.

If you are as unlucky as I am and are coping with IBS, I would love some advice. Any good books? Any site where I can find good advice that is understandable? I need to figure out what food to buy that will not aggravate this condition.

I have had all kinds of tests and the result is: IBS.
Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks,
PR

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:11 PM

1. Stop wheat for 30 days...see how you feel

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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:16 PM

2. Have you looked at the low FODMAP diet?

I have seen IBS occasionally paired with Gastroparesis (that I have) and the reason they are paired are often because of the diet. It sucks, it truly truly sucks to be on this diet but it can settle things and maybe would help with IBS. They are pretty different syndromes but anything that helps your gut to not go nuts can be helpful even if just for a few days. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/low-fodmap-diet. I have a friend who was diagnosed with IBS and she went on a bone broth diet. It helped her a lot and I did it and it helped me for a while but then if it is not what you need the relief will not last.

Not much help but that is about all I know. Still trying to make myself behave. I had to eat low FODMAP the last 2 weeks because I was doing a show and could not miss but I just ate Indian food for lunch. I am going to pay in a big way for this but low FODMAP is insane. Try it and see if it helps.

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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:41 PM

3. probably not a one-list-fits-all situation

external stress, and individual sensitivities play a big role, I am sure

ask to speak to a nutritionist to get help with eating healthy and dealing with your situation

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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:45 PM

4. My wife has suffered from IBS for the past 12 years now

The only thing I can tell you with certainty is that you will have to essentially conduct a "trial and error" with the foods you eat. While some to avoid are obvious (anything spicy, alcohol) the others tend to depend on an individual's own constitution. In addition, sensitivity to some foods seems to come and go at will. Beans may be fine for a while and then, without warning, will become troublesome. We have found that cruciform vegetables (kale, brocolli, cauliflor, brussels sprouts) don't usually seem to be well tolerated. Think bland, think small portions. Hope this is some help.

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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 04:03 PM

5. Best frickin book I ever read:

Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This? by David Dahlman

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Doesnt-Doctor-Know-This/dp/160037316X

I wouldn't say my issues were serious enough to be considered IBS, but I was definitely having problems. Things that helped me the most were 1) giving up dairy 2) digestive enzymes and 3) probiotics. Dahlman recommends quite a few supplements which I tried, but discontinued after things improved. He does sell supplements, but I liked how he gave you all the information you needed in the book so you could buy them anywhere--you didn't have to get them from him.

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