NovaStar wrote:I have suffered with IBS on and off for about 10 years now. At its worst, within about half an hour of eating I would have to lie down with severe abdominal pains and bloating. These day, bouts are usually infrequent but serious abdominal cramping followed by an upset stomach that will have me passed out on the floor in pain.
andromeda wrote:I suffered from IBS too but after eliminating gluten and lactose (which does not include cheese, cream or butter) I don't have the problem anymore. I can eat everything else even beans and raw veg
Of course every person has different allergens so an elimination diet as suggested by Katie B is the best bet!
truthseeker wrote:So many jokes are made about this condition that I think people are afraid to talk about it. Personally I don't find it very funny and if it's someone's idea of a joke I would like to send it back please!
katie bridgewater wrote:I wonder how much of all our western problems are exacerbated by our sedentary lifestyle. The average mileage required for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle is approx 9 miles per day. Most of us would be hard pressed to do that in a week...
katie bridgewater wrote:I have a suspicion that homogenised milk is probably the worst culprit, as the fat molecules are able to pass directly through the gut wall before they have been properly digested, and I wouldn't be surprised if the rise of lactose intolerance, and related conditions like IBS was linked to the rise of homogenisation by the dairy industry.
truthseeker wrote:Thank you for starting this thread Kima [...]
So many jokes are made about this condition that I think people are afraid to talk about it. Personally I don't find it very funny and if it's someone's idea of a joke I would like to send it back please!
Duellist wrote: We are going through a rough time financially, so we have argued once or twice over how expensive it can be to follow an IBS diet which restricts the cheaper options. The trouble is that I currently try to avoid lactose and tomatoes, so it's hard to find a sauce for pasta, that staple of the poor. No pizza, no sausage and chips, no beans on toast.
andromeda wrote:There are many alternatives to pasta sauces other than tomato which I discovered in my recent trip to Italy, for example pesto which is made with nuts, basil and olive oil. Olive oil and parmigiano (very small quantities of parmigiano so a little goes a long way), Olive oil and mushrooms, olive oil and seafood etc. Anything with olive oil realy
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