Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:48 PM
Learning to drink water is a good thing if you have IBS, in fact you should consider having, as a goal, to drink nothing but water and herbal tea. You will avoid lots of sugar and chemicals if you stop drinking juices, sodas and coffee. For cholesterol.. I completely changed my cholesterol profile for the better by changing my diet...start with your oils and fats. No seed oils, just use olive oil and nut oils if you want. So, get rid of mayonnaise and salad dressings you don't make yourself with olive oil. Eat wild caught salmon, take pharmaceutical grade fish oil and yes, eat that oatmeal, it's a great food, but not the instant! You want a long lasting complex carb! Make a bunch and stick the leftovers in the fridge, it microwaves beautifully. Good luck....cholesterol is not just one or two things, it's your diet profile, stress level and exercise patterns.