Help for IBS---diet, ect

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pb4
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   Posted 3/11/2006 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a good link...
 

pb4
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   Posted 3/21/2006 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
bump :)

dbab
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   Posted 3/21/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the link pb... good info
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starrnr
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   Posted 3/21/2006 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG....I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry. I've been eating the exact opposite of what is recommended forever. Everything on the soluble fiber list are pretty much all the things I've removed from my diet. Everything on the insoluble list I eat with abandon (well almost). Don't you need a balance of fat as well (good fat)? Now what? I"m really confused.

Sherree

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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 3/21/2006 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't figured it out either as I have heard the same as you are eating. More whole grains, fresh fruit, etc. My Dr. told me the same as the website and it is helping. I cannot eat a steak anymore or milk products which were never a problem before. I think it is trial and error for everyone. I bought the ginger, peppermint,fennel capsules and they helped some but then the reflux got too bad from the peppermint and I got worse so who knows. The Drs. really don't that is why none of us are really healed.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Canyonbabe,
If the peppermint has helped you with your stomach you may want to consider enteric coated. It breaks up in your intestines instead of your stomach so you don't have the heartburn/reflux from it. I buy the enteric coated fish oil capsules because I don't get the fish burps with them so it should work the same for peppermint.
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annalr22
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   Posted 3/22/2006 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
 
Not posted for awhile.
 
For a long time I thought certain foods were triggering my ibs or making it worse so i tried the 'ibs diet', which basically meant not eating anything nice.  That did not have any effect on me at all.
I tried just cutting out the foods i thought had the worst effect, and started to feel better, hooray i thought - just never eat those foods again and i will be fine.  Easier said than done when its bread, milk, wheat etc.  Anyway to cut a long story short...I still eat those foods now and again and sometimes i am fine and sometimes i can be really ill so i have come to the conclusion its pointless worrying about what i eat.  I now eat healthier and also have discovered nutritional supplements!  I have found this wonderful supplement which you mix as a drink, its not just for ibs, as i said its a nutritional supplement, i wanted to be healthier and i did suffer with acne so was hoping it would help my skin,  so i take it everyday and I have noticed the difference with my ibs after just a few days i was not running to the loo all the time.  Trouble is you have to remember to take it everyday and also i did not know how long it would take before i noticed anything as everyone is different, but i feel so much better. You see the difference is, pills take a long time to absorb into your system and only a percentage of the contents actually go where they are needed.  The one i use is a drink so its quicker.  Its weird but i feel my 'insides' are healing, if that makes any sense?!.  I really think good well balanced nutrition is the key.  If anyone wants to try it let me know its fantastic. Its a company called Reliv, they have various ones, i use their classic which is all round nutrition and innergize which is an energy drink, i mix them together and drink. 
 

Post Edited (annalr22) : 3/22/2006 5:15:52 AM (GMT-7)


Keriamon
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   Posted 3/22/2006 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually can tolerate fatty foods, so long as I don't vary the amount of fats that I eat very much. I have found a consistent diet is very beneficial. At the very least it allows me to take the same amount of medicine every day. When I went off my diet last week while on vacation, I ended up messed up. And really I didn't get messed until the end of the week when I got away from my sandwhich lunches and started eating heavier meals at various food places. I also ate eggs every morning later in the week and while I can tolerate them on the weekends, I can't really seem to do eggs every single morning. Or maybe it was just the sausage and/or spaghetti sauce I had on them.

Starrr, you mention needing fats, especially good ones. Me, when I cut almost all the fat out of my diet, I got severely constipated, so that might not be something that IBS-C people try to do. On the other hand, if it helps you, go for it. I totally agree with you, Anna; if everything's going to make me sick, then, by Jove, I'll just go ahead and eat whatever I want.

I generally avoid fried foods, especially fast food which is about the greasiest thing known to man. Really it's the grease that does me in, not the act of frying. Because greasy meats that aren't fried will bother me (as I relearned last week from eating too many sausages and other things--I'm still recovering from it too). My grandmother's fried chicken, on the other hand, does not bother me because she uses little oil, does it in a skillet, and always pats it dry before serving it. Last time I tried it, Chick-Fil-A's fried stuff didn't bother me either because they deep fry in peanut oil, not vegetable oil, which is a different (and good) fat. I don't seem to have a problem with nuts, but then I don't eat them in large amounts or real frequently. Um, except when I get the honey roasted peanuts, then I can eat quite a few at once.

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   Posted 3/24/2006 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone actually tried this particular diet? I'm quite intrigued by the concept - I've been reading everything on this site for the past few days. It's totally backwards to what I'm accustomed to, but I'd like to give it a go. Any thoughts on this?

Sherree
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