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  1. Your Story
  2. Your Story
    I am 53 years old male. I have always had bad digestion -- for most of my life, I have been pretty lean finding it difficult to put weight on. My main symptom is frequent strong bloating. Since my twenties, I have seen numerous gastroenterologists, dietitians and naturopathic doctors. At my...
  3. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hey all, i'm new here so pleased to meet you all in advance. I got diagnosed last year with IBS by my doctor, had my blood tests and they all came back clear and this all occurred after a bad night with alcohol so i eventually took some Imodium and i was better but the symptoms never cleared up...
  4. General Discussion
    IBS has many sub-types: IBS-C (constipation predominant), IBS-D (diarrhea predominant), IBS-alternating (both constipation and diarrhea), IBS post-infectious (IBS caused as a result of gastrointestinal infection), and Leaky Gas (not officially recognised as an IBS sub-type). Bacteria IBS is...
  5. General Discussion
    I recently tried the specific carbohydrate diet and ended up worse off because of the higher protein intake. Proteins need fats and carbohydrates in order to be digested fully. A diet high in protein and low in carbs or fats is toxic to the body. I found this out the hard way. Bacteria feed...
  6. Diet
    A lot of people here believe that they have underlying physical reasons for their IBS, and that diet makes no difference. If this is true then a meal made up of Brussels sprouts, baked beans and pizza will have the same effects as steamed fish, mashed potato and pumpkin. It's possible that most...
  7. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    The first site explains the connection between resistant starch and glycemic index. The second link leads to a very comprehensive list of resistant starch foods. Basic summary: While resistant starch is healthy overall, it can lead to IBS symptoms for a lot of us. Resistant Starch is a type...
  8. Diet
    http://www.glutenfreedomproject.com/learning/topics/5225 This free Website provides helpful menu-planning tools, recipes and product recommendations for managing a healthy, gluten-free, low FODMAP diet. It was created by registered dietitians, a naturopathic physician and health educators and...
  9. Diet
    http://www.glutenfreedomproject.com/learning/topics/5225 This free Website provides helpful menu-planning tools, recipes and product recommendations for managing a healthy, gluten-free, low FODMAP diet. It was created by registered dietitians, a naturopathic physician and health educators and...
  10. Your Story
    I think I developed when I was 18. I moved back home to a south american country from living in the US. I guess my system hadn't gotten use too my country's heavy oil use cuisine and street food. In the US however I did the typical fast food diet. I always exercised quite a bit 2 or 3 sports a...
  11. General Discussion
    Hello all, I am a dermatologist in suburban Philadelphia and thought you would be interested in research my group reported in the March 2013 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, "Food Patch Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome". We found that by performing skin patch testing (a...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I think that the most important tool in healing ourselves in our minds. Belief in our ability to heal ourselves will improve our chances of healing because it will keep us from giving up on ourselves. I had a severe case of IBS C for 6 years but never gave up looking for a solution. I failed...
  13. Diet
    Hi Guys, I would like to share the things I do to help relieve my IBS Symptoms. These things have allowed me to regain a normal healthy lifestyle. 1) No Diary or Wheat, Rye or Barley Diet. So no milk or bread, I do have soy milk. I found that even small traces of bread, like on fish sticks...
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