IBS Messageboards posts from today Review of postings discussing IBS friendly diets from today. http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:17:50 -0700 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:54:51 -0700 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372261 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showfthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372261 Re: Avoiding Stevia &amp; Inulin in meal replacers (Eating for IBS Diet Discussion Board) Hi, <br />I'm not sure any over the counter meal replacement drink would comply with the EFI (Eating for IBS) diet here. Off hand all I can think of is the banana smoothie in the recipe book with the acacia soluble fiber, but wouldn't think that alone is fitting with low enough calories, and nutrient variety in meals needed to stay healthy or keep BM regularity while losing weight. You would need to compare your IBS needs following this diet in The First Year: IBS book on this site to what your doctor's/dietician's calorie and nutrient requirements are for you. This diet has helped me KEEP a stable healthy weight. Hoping you are able to meet your healthiest goal and still be digestive track/colon calm in the process.:) BTW, I've used stevia with no problem and it should be ok for general use. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:50:37 -0700 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372260 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showfthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372260 Re: Questions about refined sugar and other diet issues (Eating for IBS Diet Discussion Board) Hi:), <br />If you haven't....was thinking you could get a copy of your records from that GI to see what they meant by their comment. Was testing of the gall bladder or for celiac done? I've read somewhere that it takes a long time for the intestines to heal from gluten, even if haven't been eating it for a long time. I was off it for a few years, but found no big difference, just that I was eating too much of it, like when I'd eat the pasta especially. Did they do an endoscopy, where they were able to go further up into the end of the small intestine above the ilium? <br /> <br />Good you found out wheat free helped and sugar doesn't, which I find easy to follow. I've done EFI here combined with fodmaps diet without a nutritionist (not avail. on ins.), not a difference for me, except I think white spelt does me better;Even then, fodmaps had advertised a whole grain spelt that would kill me. I had already found out a while before that too much of sulphur foods didn't do me well. Found asparagus worked better. <br /> <br />The soluble fiber was acacia? Before, I was on the acacia for over many years and had built up slowly, then when I got on the recommended probios Align and then VSL#3, I got too much gas every evening until I went off acacia (prebiotic..slow fermenting for others I suppose);Then onto the methyl-cellulose that is not ferment-able, hence have had better days for at least 4 mos. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:26:04 -0700 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372259 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showfthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372259 Avoiding Stevia &amp; Inulin in meal replacers (Eating for IBS Diet Discussion Board) I am hoping to find a recommendation for a good weight loss meal replacement drink that does NOT contain either Stevia, Monk Fruit, FOS, or Inulin as filler/sweetners. It's damn near impossible. I've found non-dairy, non-soy, gluten-free, every allergen under the sun-free, but they always sneak that Inulin or STevia in wrecking it for me. The pain/gas is worse than just drinking a whey protein shake. I'm doing a medical weight loss &amp; having a hell of a time finding meal replacers. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:16:07 -0700 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372258 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showfthreaded.php?Board=diet&Number=372258 Questions about refined sugar and other diet issues (Eating for IBS Diet Discussion Board) I am a new user, but I was diagnosed with IBS-D about a year and a half ago and I have been using Heather's book and this website for about a year. There are a lot of knowledgeable people who use this forum, so I thought I would post my question here and see if anyone has some insight into my situation.<br /><br />I have heard over and over again that refined sugar is not an IBS trigger. However, after following the EFI diet for a year, I can't deny the fact that it is a trigger for me. When I am in a flare, sugar makes it much worse. If I am stable, too much sugar will give me gas and D. If sugar is not an IBS trigger, does anyone know what might be going on?<br /><br />When I was first diagnosed I had D, urgency, and a pinching pain in my lower left abdomen (no gas or cramping). I had lots of tests - colonoscopy with biopsy, CT scan, x-ray, ultrasounds, SIBO breath test. Everything was negative. I tried a few different antispasmodics but they did nothing. Heather's diet was the only thing that stopped the D, but it hasn't worked 100% as it should according to the book.<br /><br />Aside from sugar, I have had some issues with a few different aspects of the diet. I tried working in a soluble fiber supplement, but it made me really gassy even when introduced very gradually. I have had the same issue with wheat products and eventually starting making bread with gluten free flour, which helped.<br /><br />I am currently in a flare and have been following Heather's diet strictly, but also eliminating sugar and wheat - but I am running low on what I can eat. I have tried cutting out FODMAPS, but it doesn't make a difference one way or the other.<br /><br />When first diagnosed, my GI doctor said, "I think you have IBS, but it's not like any IBS that I've ever seen." I don't know what she meant by that and now she's left the practice - I have an appointment with a new doctor, but not until September.<br /><br />If anyone has any ideas or suggestions about what is going on or tests I should ask for when I see my doctor, I would really appreciate it. TIA! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:05:07 -0700 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Board=veggie&Number=372257 http://www.helpforibs.com/messageboards/ubbthreads/showfthreaded.php?Board=veggie&Number=372257 Re: Do folks with IBS do better with a vegan diet?? (Veggie Eating for IBS Diet Board) A vegetarian diet holds the proper nutritional value which is needed. And it is possible to reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome with the help of vegan diet. IBS is mostly increase the risk of abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas etc. It is well known as a chronic condition which can leads to the constipation. <a href="http://www.sureviagra.com/simple-and-effective-remedies-to-get-rid-of-constipation.html">Remedies to get rid of constipation</a>