I want to add that I am also skeptical of the whole "food allergy" theory. I might eat my words but it seems to me that, judging by my own experience, and the experiences of the countless members here (and the three other message boards I frequent), that it's not usually the food itself that causes the problems but the digestive function itself. Time after time people state that pain occurs regardless of what they eat. Many have fiddled with their diets for years trying, in vain, to find that specific food item, or food group, that is causing the problem. But even the medical field will state that IBS is a disorder within the intestines themselves. We have all learned, through trial and error, that certain foods will cause more distress (like the rice and beans I ate tonight, stupid girl!) due to the over sensitivity of the IBS gut. But to say an "allergy" to certain foods is the root cause is, in my opinion, a stretch. Just one gal's thoughts.
Post Edited By Moderator (Sarita) : 4/4/2008 12:50:02 AM (GMT-6)