You're right also, I didn't mean to imply that specific foods cause IBS but they certainly aggravate IBS symptoms!
I wish Gastro docs would concentrate on diet as well. At least they are getting somewhere with people who cannot eat gluten. That's a huge improvement in medicine.
And oddly enough, I sometimes feel my very best when I barely eat anything! People who can eat anything and everything always want to cram lots of food into me, huge, huge portions, trying to make me feel awful because I can't fill my plate twice at a buffet or fill it full at a cocktail party (the dips, the spreads, the hot spicy appetizers, etc.). Yikes! If I did all of that I'd be a mess. A real mess! In this case misery does not like company. I often wonder how they all feel later when they're at home. Those two huge dinner sized plates at a buffet has to go and come out somewhere along the line. LOL!
So now I'm a picky eater and I feel so much better because I am.
Sometimes I have just a hard boiled egg and a small handful of grapes for lunch. Just enough fuel to keep me going and from getting hungry. If I were to have an 8 inch sized sub, chips, large fountain drink for lunch, as most do, well I'd be spending hours in the bathroom before dinner.
Perhaps over time since there's a serious push to make children's meals healthier it will carry thru to adults? They're trying to revamp the entire school lunch program.
Thanks again for your post.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening