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Ive copied *one* of the useful/simple recipes from Dr. Weil's recommended during those Bad colon days (Even when Im suffering from a bout of Cramps/or "D" I cant part from "sweets" so this is a good sweet substitute for ibser's
) Thanks also for the Chamomile tea...no problems drinking that + its more flavorable than H2O..*sigh*Banana Bread6 or 7 very ripe bananas1 1/8 cups raw honey1/3 cup canola oil2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt>1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecansinstrx1. Mash the bananas and mix with the honey, canola oil and vanilla extract.2. Sift together the pastry flour (not regular whole-wheat flour), baking soda and salt. Add the nuts3. Blend the two mixtures and divide into 2 lightly oiled loaf pans. Bake at 350&deg.F for 40 minutes, or until center is set.Learning to eat ibs-healthy is the *key* to my recovery. Hope we can all find something that works for us
psst, LDanna, Maybe I'll try baking this before we meet up next time + fellow New Yorkers? yummy. Take Care everyone!
 

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Yummy sounding recipes, LDanna! Thank you for the site! Oh, and that banana bread, Lisa!Just one thing curious about, though -- he does advise against spices, for instance, then gives a recipe for garlic soup and fried rice with scallions and garlic! And I'm not sure nuts would be the ticket! But yes, I like the idea of adding tofu to things and just the idea of roasted vegetables. And that luscious banana bread!!
 

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Hi Persistance & Fellow BB Friends
yeah! That kinda threw me off too, I am ibs- intolerant to Garlic, & the um, Garlic soup probably wont sit well with me
Whassup wit dat? Hey Tofu is very good for you, its bland & smooth texture goes well with other foods with some flavor! I agree
Im bringing Banana bread to the next meeting. *sniff*Cooking ibs-meals is NOT easy, sure the ingredients are "simple" but trying to be creative with a limited menu is sure frustrating...my diet is bland bland & bland, tho I cheat against Dr.Weil's suggestion of avoiding "sweets". No can do altogether. Am I expediting my ibs-grave
certainly hope not, but what is an ibs-girl to do? decisions decision.Babbles. Sorry. goodnite from New York City everyone.Persist, hope the upper GI tract is ok tonite
-Lisa[This message has been edited by Lisa K (edited 03-07-2000).]
 
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Speaking of Dr. Weil: I saw that info yesterday also..It's really great! I go there every day to see the Poll for the day and to see what's new. I was wondering if anyone ever took Dr. Weil's website suggestion for treatment of IBS and followed it religiously with any success? http://www.pathfinder.com/drweil/database/...1412,74,00.html I copied it yesterday and I see a dietician today. I really need advice as I get confused from reading.tThis one tells you that and that one tells you this. I'm going to try elimination plan with diabetes in mind. Sticking to it is the hardest part--must train the mind!!!!
 

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This guy's way over-rated. He believes the cause of IBS, ulcers, chron's, UC Colitis etc, is caused by stress. In other words if the medical community can't figure somthing out it's the patient's fault for being stressed out. He doesn't have a clue when it comes to IBS in my opinion!
 

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Weil doesn't actually believe stress causes IBS but, like many of us, knows that it aggravates it. His recommendations for treatment is very sound and practical.He was the first one I know of who recommended carob powder and enteric peppermint capsules. Both of which have helped me immensely.Hey Lisa & Persist-- Glad you found that banana bread...it's one of my favorites! I think garlic is harder on upper GI problems than on IBS. Being Italian, I guess I'm just immune and able to eat as much of it as I like. Weil might've being talking about "hot" spices like chiles found in Mexican, or curries in Indian. I know I can't eat Indian food at all. In any case, everyone has their own sensitivities.
 
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Hi Everyone, Dr. Weil is a big fan of the anti-oxident properties of garlic and recommends eating as much as possible. I'm Italian too and usually it doesn't bother me unless I get way too carried away. The only symptom for me is annoying gas but not painful so I can live with that. He does have a great broccoli recipe for those who like garlic and are so so on broccoli. Jackie
 
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