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Tizz
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   Posted 7/30/2007 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Still going through a pretty rough time here with IBS-D/IBS-A and I got to thinking today ... just recently I started eating alot of nuts (sunflowers, pumpkin, almonds) ... and today I came across an article on one website which listed nuts as a definate no no for IBS sufferers and wondered if this is what could have triggered this chronic bout ... does anyone else have any similar experience having eaten them or any other kind of nut or seed?
 
Also .. having barely been able to eat for over a week now does anyone have any suggestions (for a vegetarian) as to what would be good to help get me back on an even keel?
 
All I'm managing in a day is a banana, dry crackers and since yesterday, rice with veg. I've lost half a stone (6lb this last week) and really can't afford to lose anymore sad
 
Thank you :-)

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   Posted 7/30/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
"...does anyone else have any similar experience having eaten them or any other kind of nut or seed?"

I do, I do!!! I absolutely love pistachios in particular - they do not like me at all. I can tolerate a few almonds but really that's about it now. The pain, bloating and horrible gas (IBS-C/A here) that I get from eating nuts, just isn't worth it anymore and I love them all.

If you can tolerate it, try some organic yogurt (nice and soothing for the system), I know it helps me, but not everyone can handle it. How about some applesauce and toast? Not much, but its something different. Hope you feel better soon.
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gutastrophe
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   Posted 7/30/2007 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   

I think if I ate a nut I'd have to be rushed to the hospital!  Nuts are probably in the top five of no-no's for IBS sufferers.  Avoid them at all costs.

I've recently started eating barley again after many years.  It's probably one of the most nutritious foods in nature.  It has three times the fiber of brown rice, a great blend of soluble and insoluble.  I cook it like risotto or pilaf, with veggies and chicken broth, but you could use veggie broth instead.  It really has helped get things moving without the bloating and gas I sometimes experience with brown rice.

Good luck!


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 7/30/2007 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not having any problem with nuts which was a surprise, in fact it was great fiber for me and my C problem. My Dr. had mentioned that I had some diverticulosis but after chowing down for 2 days on assorted nuts I don't believe him. You definetly cannot eat nuts or seeds with that. i would guess that it did cause you current problems.

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   Posted 7/31/2007 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have diverticulosis and I eat nuts also. My doctor actually told me that they have not proven that nuts cause problems but I still make sure to chew them well anyways. I too find that they are loaded with fiber and the good fats. I do have IBS-C though so maybe that is the difference.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 7/31/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
My stepfather has diverticulosis, and he's supposed to stay away from small seeds (like watermelon and sunflower seeds); he has a history of having them get in his little pocket and getting infected.

Me, I'm like Canyon; I seem to be able to eat any nut with impunity. But yes, nuts could be causing your problem.

If you have problems with constipation, you need to avoid bananas--they are naturally constipating. Or, at least only eat them when you're having D problems. Dehydrated banana chips are even worse. They'll plug you up in a heartbeat.

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   Posted 7/31/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Your right Keri, small seeds can be a problem, I think the worst are strawberry seeds and I don't chance those. Too much trouble to peel a strawberry (why would you want to?) so I don't eat them anymore. Same thing for raspberries and anything with those tiny tiny seeds in them. Raspberries used to be my favorite fruit too. Oh well, I like having my colon better :-) (one more infection and its knife time)
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Tizz
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   Posted 7/31/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for taking the time to respond :)

Wow ... nuts, seeds anything else related I shall certainly do my best to avoid from now on. I guess as time goes on our ever changing bodies find more and more to revolt to. This is what you get for trying to eat more healthily. Grrr!!!

I shall tread carefully with strawberries too from now on. Most frustrating thing is I'm finding that anything that is good for my anxiety and panic, is bad bad bad for my Ibs. One day I shall find a happy medium in there somewhere ...

Thank you all so much, once again :)

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   Posted 8/1/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I have found that the whole concept of "healthy" has to be thrown out the window for people with IBS. Nutritionists can go on and on about how you're supposed to eat fruit--or, at the very least, drink unsweetened fruit juice--but if that gives me the runs and gas pains most of the morning, that can hardly be healthy for me, right? At least the worst of the worst--trans fats, a lot of saturated fats and anything deep-fried/greasy--seem to be universally untolerated by people with IBS, so even if they can't eat a lot of "healthy" foods, they're not eating a lot of unhealthy ones either. You sort of get left in a dietetic nutural zone. Like white rice. Not bad for you, but pretty well devoid of nutrients too (at least compared to all other possible forms of rice).

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   Posted 6/16/2014 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have for the last week started eating pecans.Sometimes 3 hand culls a day.Started having a lot of gas and bolting was reading your post and noticed people that eat nuts had IBS. Think nuts are my problem will cut out the pecans and see if I get rid of the gas and bolting. Thanks for the post of information.

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   Posted 6/17/2014 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
You can soak pecans and then bake them in the oven to remove something that gut dislikes (can't remember the name but it's a natural substance to discourage eating them so the nuts will germinate and grow.

However pecans do have a lot of fiber that can be difficult to digest.
Also pecans have more of the bad Omega oil (6 I think or is it 3) so don't overeat them.

I have no trouble eating about 1/4 cup of home soaked/roasted pecans a day but my GI system does not like a whole lot of fiber.
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   Posted 6/17/2014 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Nuts can irritate even a healthy GI tract, they're so rough, they just scrape along, especially in the colon. Soft bulk forming fiber, insoluable fiber, is better. If you must eat nuts, chew them very well or crush to a powder and sprinkle it on your food.
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