Elimination diet

Melon and IBS

Melon and IBS

Today I added melon. There isn’t really much in melon so I’m sure it will be fine. Day 2 A bit iffy today. I had incomplete stools and pain on the lower LHS but not that bad so I shall continue to have some more melon tomorrow. Day 3 Well what a shock! This morning […]

Courgette and IBS

Courgette and IBS

I’ve decided to add courgette as its good for stir fries and casseroles. I’m eating it with the skin so it will interesting to see if its fine. Courgette is a source of insoluble fibre and so far I’ve been better with soluble fibre so I shall have to see what happens. Day 3 Well […]

Lettuce and IBS

Lettuce and IBS

Today I’m going to add lettuce. I guess most people would think “wow thats an interesting food – not!” but I actually enjoy lettuce especially with rice and mackerel. I’m adding iceburg lettuce as that is my favourite but I’m sure all lettuce is the same. I’ll check with my dietitian to see if I […]

Cows milk and IBS

Cows milk and IBS

Day 1 I am really looking forward to today and adding cows milk. I’m feeling positive about this because butter is fine and who knows maybe cows milk will be as well! I had whole cows milk in my tea (although I actually prefer soya milk in the tea now – cows milk removed the […]

Tomato Puree and IBS

Tomato Puree and IBS

Took a couple of days to get to normal after the last reaction with tapioca. Today I’m adding tomato – not the pips or skin so I’m adding tomato puree and sieved tomatoes. It really adds flavour to things – I had some minced beef and it really tasted nice. I hope this will be […]

Tapioca and IBS

Tapioca and IBS

I’m adding tapioca today. Tapioca starch seems to be put in most gluten free food so if I can have this then I can start having some gluten free bread and stuff. Day 2 Wow I didn’t expect this. Had tapioca last night and then when I got up this morning I had really loose […]

Corn and IBS

Corn and IBS

I added corn today. Cornflakes and popcorn. I don’t like sweetcorn so I’m not going to bother with that.  I’ll also make some white sauce with cornflower using soya milk. Day3 3 days of corn and still feeling fine. So now I can have rice krispies and cornflakes for breakfast!! Finally a bit of variety. […]

Orange juice and IBS

Orange juice and IBS

I’m now going to add orange juice – just one glass a day. I don’t really like eating oranges so I’ll just try out the juice. The dietitian said that if orange is going to be a problem then having the juice would show up a reaction. I like orange marmalade so I’ll try that […]

Cauliflower and IBS

Cauliflower and IBS

So I’m adding cauliflower today. Not too much and only the florets as the stalks are very fibrous and can cause problems for IBS sufferers. Only just found this out. So if you can’t eat brocoli or cauliflower and you eat the stalks it might be worth just having the florets instead. Day 1 So […]

Barley and IBS

Barley and IBS

I’ve detoxed for a few days and have had 2 full days with no twinges or anything so I’m now going to start adding barley. There is barley in rice krispies so I am trying that – wow my first breakfast cereal! Barley contains gluten which is why coeliac can’t eat it but since I […]