Food for IBS Archive
reminder: In addition to using the following probiotic, I also follow a diet free of known triggers for IBS (except caffeine in small amounts), exercise, and especially important, take 20 grams/day of Heather’s Organic Acacia Tummy Fiber ™ and another 20-25 grams of fiber/day, most of it soluble fiber. This fiber is “prebiotic”–it supplies a […]
Is there any kind of pizza that a person with IBS can have?
I can answer this, I think, but you have to read to the end of the post. These are the suggested rules for pizza:
I don’t believe you can eat the whole thing. Eat pizza only when you are sharing it with someone […]
For some time there has been a Page Title — in the upper right hand corner of the header menu — called “Window Shopping.” If you clicked on it, you would see a browser window that goes directly to the Best Life International website, and their “Soy Amazing” ™ Meal Replacement shake.
That was it. […]
Hummus: What is it?
Hummus is a food of Near Eastern origin that is traditionally used in a filling “sandwich” of pita bread, falafel balls, shredded lettuce and perhaps other vegetables. Hummus has the function of holding all these elements together, or at least flavoring them. The thicker the hummus the more it holds together; the […]
In addition to the sporadic items in the category I have called “IBS Food” on For My Tummy, there are some other sources for food recipes. Heather’s Newsletters at HelpforIBS.com offer a large selection, as does her book Eating for IBS. I have just added an appetizing website with recipes for people with food intolerances–gluten […]
FMT featured in DHSB
For My Tummy was featured in the August 1st issue of Digestive Health Smart Brief, a newsletter that is distributed to the offices of Gastroenterologists for their patients, including those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is also available in electronic form, by subscription. You can either email a particular issue […]
Read the following in conjunction with the Page on this blog called IBS Triggers.
I’ve just added the blog “Confessions of a Bathroom Dweller” to the list of links. The author has a post on not going the extra mile, “Sprite is an Essential Food Group!”
In part, she says:
Someone found my little corner of the blog word by typing in:
“is sprite bad for people with IBS”
ahhh….someone after my own heart. You see, I know carbonation is “bad” for people with IBS. My brain knows that it is not smart to intentionally consume something that will add air to my system. But of everything I have had to give up or modify to deal with my IBS, Sprite is the ONE thing I REFUSE to give up.
For me, it’s coffee–well, at least some coffee. Not very much. About 1/4 of a cup, mixed with mocha soy, but some.
OK. We all do it, we all pay a price.
What we could do:
- Cut down the amount - just one Sprite, ™ less than one cup of coffee spread throughout the day
- Diminish the effect - let the Sprite ™ go flat before you drink it, mix the coffee with non-coffee compatibles
- Share it so you eat or drink less
- Make it with substitutes - soymilk instead of milk,
- Chew it carefully (pecans, almonds) or grind it up
- Use it in powdered form - powdered cocoa, not chocolate, not even dark chocolate with no dairy and no sweetener
- Give it up for IBS control?>
What’s your favorite dodge on the “essential food groups” plaint?
There is this line that sits above my writing window that has three never-finished posts nagging me to complete them. One says “Recipe: Tuna Melt.” It is time for the recipe to come to light!
For an individual serving:
One slice of an acceptable bread - I used spelt bread (no wheat)
One 3 oz. can of tuna […]
I can think of more exciting headlines, but that about covers what this post is all about.
When my doctor and I were talking–all to briefly, of course–about what to eat for IBS, she asked me, “Well, what do you eat?” There wasn’t time to tell her, so ultimately I decided to work out […]
i have mentioned that while I generally agree with the Heather Van Vorous website
Heather has recently endorsed the old understanding of the food pyramid promulgated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is the pyramid that was widely taught in schools, and pictured on cereal boxes, and otherwise used to promote particular food […]
I don’t endorse enthusiastically the “Help for IBS” Website and newsletter, for a couple of reasons.
First, the diet she endorses is very high in carbohydrates, with limited attention to protein intake. That’s possibly good and necessary if you are thin, with IBS-D. It is not the healthy diet currently recommended, and she/her staff incorrectly states […]
I fell silent on this blog, though not on others. I had to take amoxicillin for long-term dental problems and dental work, and consequently had what is coyly known as “d”. It’s a known effect of Amoxicillin. As a result, my diet grew heavy on rice and rice noodles, and bananas and banana chips. And […]