Pollen, Allergies, Sensitivities and IBS
Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:21 PM
Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:28 PM
Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:34 PM
I do have problems with grains especially barley. If I take it easy on the wheat I don't do too badly
Yes, I certainly agree that there is an allergenic component to IBS. I've had chronic diarhhea for over a year now and my symptoms seem to be worse in the Autumn period and have developed many environmental and food intolerances (whether it be dust, mold I bacteria). I would recommend keeping a food diary and try to rotate your food families as much as possible if you feel you are getting a lot of fatigue and allergic responses. How do you respond to grains in the grass family just out of interest such as rice, barley, oats and wheat etc? The reason I ask, is that they attract a lot of pollen, as do tree nuts such as almonds, pecans and pine. But you are definetly right, there is a seasonal/immune element to IBS.