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      #357938 - 04/21/10 01:29 PM
sheila dawson

Reged: 03/24/04
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Loc: CANADA

I supposedly am allergic to dairy and sugar ( i say supposedly because i have no reaction to these foods that show), Interesting though, that that these are IBS trigger foods. I only react to cottage cheese, yogurt and ice cream however these are the only ones,
I tried an Activia today after filling up on ibs safe foods and still felt a reaction, I wanted to try one because it is supposed to help regulate the digestive system.

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Re: allergies and IBS. new
      #358008 - 04/24/10 10:29 AM
belinda

Reged: 10/09/03
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unless something has changed, sugar is not an IBS-trigger food. However, artificial sweeteners and honey are triggers.

I, too, have dairy allergies and coincidentally I can't have sugar because of blood sugar problems.

It sounds as though you are trying to diagnose yourself. Are you sure you have allergies or are you on this board to explore the possibility of having IBS because some of the IBS trigger foods are similar to your "allergies"?

It's best to get a diagnosis of IBS from your doctor. In the meantime, if you feel better when you stay away from dairy and sugar, then it's probably best not to keep trying them in different forms.

By the way, as the other posters mentioned, Basmati rice is fantastic for IBS. I only use organic white Basmati rice. The other varieties do not agree with me as well as Basmati.

Regards,

Belinda

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