Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:44 AM
I am a major peanut butter addict, but when I went to a dietician for IBS-D she told me I didn't have to take it out of my diet. She was more concerned about whole nuts, whole grains, raw veggies, etc. which she considered difficult to digest. She also wanted me to eliminate coffee, lactose, and alcohol. Her advice didn't work and I stopped trying to control IBS-D via diet. Instead I turned to probiotics (Florastor, Kombucha), "New IBS Solution" antibiotics, and other over the counter remedies (Calcium, Digestive Advantage, Charcoal, etc.). These didn't prove to be successful for me either. The last few times I had regularity (and such occasions have been rare for years), it was while travelling. I was baffled. Travel is often stressful, and I tended to have more no-no items while traveling like alcohol and heavy meals, so it didn't make any sense. What I didn't think about was that when I travel I often have little to no access to peanut butter.This week I decided to remove peanut butter (Smuckers All Natural) from the diet and all of a sudden I am regular again. It's been only a day, and let's see how long it lasts. If the cure for me is this simple I will be rejoicing but kicking myself for not figuring it out sooner.Anybody else have good results by eliminating peanut butter from the diet?