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Barb,I'm not sure if LEAP will help, but there are 2 other things you can try.Dairy and sugar can both cause bloating. Try taking them out of your diet one at a time, each for 2 weeks. I would do dairy first since it's easier. Avoid it for 2 weeks and see what happens. If you eat processed foods you'll have to check labels for dairy products.If that doesn't help, try avoiding all forms of sugar and fruits, onions, carrots, sweet potatos, and winter squash for 2 weeks. Some of the names for sugar on labels include cane syrup, cane juice, fructose, sucrose, and any other word ending in "-ose". You will have to check labels on everything since sugar is added to an amazing number of foods that don't and shouldn't taste sweet.Good luck, please keep us posted.
 

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"BLOATING" alone is not a very strong indication of the symptoms of lost oral tolerance to foods or chemicals which has a detectable basis through the cellular immune system as the primary symptom generating mechanism.This is a problem best addressed by more mundane, elemental but effective dietary therapies such as working with a dietician who is knowledgeable about ALL things related to digestion, lost oral tolerance, proper gut flora balance and maintenance, etc. Someone who is preferably working in concert with your doctor, who knows how to assess the affects of dietary variation clinically in combo with skill at ruling out infectious disease and other such etioliogies which might relate to what we call "bloating".Beleive me I know about the probalem and how many ways women can experience it, just without leaving my own house!MrsNL gets bloated like a blowfish sometimes and working with her OB-GYN doctors over time we sorted that all out and got it under control as long as she FOLLOWS INSTRUCTIONS! In her case it was/is a combination of specific times in her hormonal cycle which result in water retention combined selections of birth control methods (gasp) with the fact she did/does have hypersensitivity reactions to certain chemicals in the foods here that she was not exposed to in her native country (Colombia). She will get other symptosm, though, along with the Bejeezus Bloating.So just this last week she was so sick and bloated from eating the wrong thing at the wrong time in her cycle that she was incredibly incapacitated. She knew it but she did it anyway...why do we always think "this time will be different"? [je queried rhetorically]BUT that is just an EXAMPLE. Other people have been found to have apparent dysbiois, some have seen that there is a loss of abdominal muscle tone which when combined with simple water retention during the cycle will make the lady feel like a certain character out of the X MEN movie....many paths to that bloated state.But this is probably not (LEAP) where you would start as it would not be the right investment until simpler methods and more obvious possibilities were ruled out.The LEAP Disease Management Program for IBS is most strongly indicated for IBS victims and others with a diarreheic component to their symptoms as well as other symptoms both intestinal and extra-intestinal, and in whom other pathology has been ruled out by proper differential diagnosis.Take a look here and you will see what I mean by looking at some of the successful cases....what do they have in common? http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000286 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000285 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...t=000331#000001 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000302 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000287 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000364 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...f=5&t=000313&p= http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...0293;p=2#000069 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000276 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=5;t=000073 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...f=5&t=000356&p= http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...t=000320#000016 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...f=5&t=000126&p= http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=17;t=000033 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...t=000363#000002 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...t=028290#000001 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...t=000335#000009 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...f=1&t=028290&p= http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000353 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000389 MNL
 
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