Contolling IBS through diet?

United States
March 29, 2007 12:18pm CST
Has anyone else tred controlling their IBS through diet? I didn't want to at first, but when medications failed to help me I gave it a try. I have found that any kind of dairy, animal fats, fried foods, beans, caffiene, artificial sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup make me sick, but if I avoid those things, and am careful not to eat too many raw vegetables and whole grains, then the IBS stays at a much more tolerable level. I have heard the exact foods are different for each person.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
My husband has IBS and is very stubborn and won't change his diet (even though he eats things that are very bad for him) but I did read in an Herbal journal that tumeric (n capsule form) can help. He hasn't been taking it long enough to really see a difference so far (he's been taking it about a month), so I can't tell you if it works, but he seems ok and certainly hasn't had any bad side effects or other problems like some medications can cause. And like you said, everyone is different--I think it's a matter of trial and error for the individual.
@kajal28 (83)
9 Apr 07
I kept fixed time for eating food, brkfst at 10,lunch at 1 n dinner at yoga is wht helped a lot 2 calm nerves n helps to control IBS...
• United States
15 Oct 07
I was just diagnosed with it not very long ago and am keeping a food diary of what I can eat and what I can't. Wheat bothers me, as well as too much bread. I have found that gluten free substitutes work great and taste wonderful! I eat more dairy free products and am addicted to soy milk. I eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink plenty of water, tea, and juice and limit soda and red meat.