Elimination diet

Effect of Strawberries on IBS

Effect of Strawberries on IBS

I wanted to see if strawberries made my IBS worse or not so I tested them for 3 days in a row. It seems I can have them for 2 days but then my symptoms start kicking in.

What is an Elimination Diet?

What is an Elimination Diet?

Going on an elimination diet was the first step in helping me to control my irritable bowel syndrome. Here I briefly describe what is involved.

Is fruit good if you have IBS?

Is fruit good if you have IBS?

Does fruit affect ibs symptoms? Here I check various different ones with surprising results.

Can meat or fish irritate your bowel?

Can meat or fish irritate your bowel?

I was surprised that fatty meat increased my symptoms. Most were fine but it was worth checking out.

Be careful with your fibre intake

Be careful with your fibre intake

At first people with constipation assume they should be eating more fibre in their diet. However if you have irritable bowel syndrome then too much fibre or the wrong type of fibre can worsen your symptoms.

Carbohydrates and starch can cause IBS symptoms

Carbohydrates and starch can cause IBS symptoms

Wheat especially wholegrain can cause bloating. I was surprised that starch had a worse effect on my symptoms.

Are some vegetables better than others?

Are some vegetables better than others?

Some vegetables are more fibrous than others and therefore harder to digest. This could be causing some of your symptoms

What drinks cause IBS symptoms?

What drinks cause IBS symptoms?

Can a simple drink increase your symtoms? I found it did. Coffee is a stimulant and certainly stimulated my bowel!

Effect of Dairy Products on IBS

Effect of Dairy Products on IBS

Dairy contains lactose which many people can not digest. A lot of IBS sufferers find that dairy especially milk and cheese is a problem for them.

Lemon and IBS

Lemon and IBS

Wow it took a long to get over the pea reaction! Anyway I’m adding lemon today – lemon juice really. I made a lovely lemon chicken dish with tarragon – I had a friend round and she loved it! I feel like its the first proper “dish” I’ve been able to eat all year! Day […]