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#1 barefut

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:14 AM

Does anyone know where I can find an IBS specific diet in print? My foggy memory tells me I read about one somewhere. Has anyone tried one? How did/does it work for you?

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:16 AM

Hi Barefut!

Good question....I bought a book called, "Eating For IBS" by Heather Van Vorous after another member on the message board suggested it a few years ago. I has 175 recipes in it. She also has a newsletter that I subscribed to (just type her name in your search engine and I am sure you can find it) and every month it contains a different recipe.

Also, last month when I saw my GI doctor, he told me that a lot of my IBS issues were because I was not getting nearly enough fiber in my diet. I told him that I typcially choked on how fiber foods. He asked me if he could show me a way of getting more fiber in a way that I would choke, would I do it. So, I said I would. He told me about a cereal that has 14 g of fiber in just 1/2 cup. He told me to put the cereal in the blender and puree it and then add it to any of my softer foods that I eat. I drink a home-made fruit smoothie almost every afternoon as my lunch, so I just pureed a bunch of that cereal and added it to it. It didn't really change the flavor of the smoothie too much...mostly just made it a lot thicker. He said it may take 2-3 months to notice a change in the abdominal pain I was experiencing, so we will see. I have noticed my bowels moving a lot easier.

I hope this all helps!

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Heidi

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:22 AM

Barefut,
I wasn't able to find a IBS specific diet, but I did find through our site to the MayoClinic on complementary and alternative therapies for IBS. A couple of months ago I had an acupuncture to see if it would help with some of the digestive problem I was having and LOW AND BEHOLD - I haven't had any problems since!

Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the Mayo Clinic page. You might find more information that will help you there as well. I hope you find a solution Darling. I know it's not a pleasant thing to live with.

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