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Hi Lyndz

WOW...I'm so excited about this diet....you are an angel sent to me :) Thank you a million times for all this information.

Yes, in Thailand, all the food is prepared fresh. I do eat much more rice than I do at home. At home I do prepare all my meal fresh as well with as much organic vegetables that I can get and organic meat from local farmers. I don't buy any processed food. BUT YES...I do have a lot more stress at home than I do here in Thailand that's for sure. And I have a lot of company at home in Canada so I tend to eat more junk food and desert. I noticed that honey was on the "eliminate" list and I do eat a lot of Raw honey back home too. I also eat a lot of avocado which is not good I see...so I know that I need to make some adjustment in my diet for sure.

Back home I eat everyday in my oatmeal or my smoothies the following foods:

Whey Protein, Flax Seed Meal, Chia Seeds, Hemp seeds, Goji berries, cacao nibs, spirulina (in my smoothies only) pumpkin seeds, sometimes walnuts all organic which is suppose to be very healthy told to me by a Nutritionist.. What do you think?

Our water is from a well but I put it through a Brita. I noticed though that if I dink too much water, I do get D.

Wow..that's interesting about eggs...I didn't know that and it makes a lot of sense..you've cleared my mystery at last.

I don't drink coffee often but I do love it and it's always black. But I do love the real Cappuccino..that is the only time that I drink milk cause I hate milk. At home I make Almond milk with organic almonds and I will use that milk. I do eat a lot of cheese though...I love cheese.

I know that if I drink more than a glass of wine I will have the D the next morning :(

I've never noticed any difference with onions and garlic but I'll be paying more attention now.

I sent you a message with my email address...I appreciate any attachment that you can send me.

I am on facebook, I'll check out these groups you mentioned and that book sounds awesome.

Again Thank you so much...A big big Hug
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11/15/12 10:23 A

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Welcome to the team. I know a little able this diet. But I really should try to read more about it. At least one day per week I am still getting IBS-D. Before I retired, I was getting it almost everday of my life. Much of it was due to stress. Thanks for the advice. I am definitely going to try the tips.

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11/15/12 6:59 A

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Hi Sue

You can have one cup of coffee per day on the elimination phase but as many cups of tea or water as you like. You are limited to 1.5 teaspoons of sugar though so no added suger with those cuppas and also only use lactofree milk as the lactose in the milk is another of those pesky sugars! Avoid ALL concentrated fruit juices, which includes those used as ingredients in many things so lots of carefull label reading. Most fruits are limited on the plan, you can still eat them but in small amounts. What it does make clear is that you may have trigger foods that are not particularly high in FODMAPs but may contain another ingredient which you are particularly sensitive to.

I can't tolerate eggs very well either (which is annoying as I keep my own chickens lol)! My theory for this is that they are very high in sulphur. This may explain why you aren't effected as much if you consume the eggs with some other type of food, sulfur is very reactive and may react well with other molecules in your meal which may then effectively reduce the effect on your digestive system. The main culprit with my IBS (I'm IBS D/C it alternates, with the C being the periods I normally end up in hospital with) was onions and garlic. That includes any onions of any sort used in seasoning on pre-packaged foods. Apparently this is a prime offender for many chronic IBSers.

When you are in Thailand do you eat alot of freshly prepared foods? Are the meals you are eating low in carbs from sources like bread and high in carbs from rice? The meals will most likely be much higher in protein too so lots of fish and lean meat? When you are in Canada are you more likely to eat a higher proportion of prepackaged foods? If so this could explain why you feel so much better in Thailand. It could also be to do with your environment, is your water fluoridated where you live in Canada and if so do you drink alot of it or do you drink bottled? So many factors to consider here but it's possibly worth keeping a very detailed diary of your eating and behaviour in the two settings to see if you can identify the crucial difference, that includes if you feel more relaxed or less stressed in Thailand.

I have a book I am using to help guide me with the low FODMAPs plan. It's author is one of the dieticians who helped to create the regimen, you can find it on Amazon, it's called IBS Free At Last by Patsy Catsos and is well worth investing in. I shall check but I don't think I can send attachments through Sparkmail so may need your personal email to forward attachments to you. If you use facebook at all there's also several, very good low FODMAPs group pages with lots of recipes and fellow followers for support. I have started a Scottish group myself but it's not got any where near as much info' on it as the other pages which have recipes and the likes.

I hope this helps, eliminating the onions and garlic has already made a huge difference to me.

Feel better x

Lynz

Edited by: DIVA600781 at: 11/15/2012 (07:06)
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Me again :)

I found some good articles through Google on FODMAP with a list of food to eat or to eliminate in one's diet. I found it quite interesting and I'm ready to start. I printed a few different lists from different websites.

I haven't seen anything on the list concerning eggs...or have I missed it? I know that when I eat eggs in the morning..I pay & suffer for it. But I'm ok when eggs are in the meal such as chicken fried rice...sometimes eating my eggs later during the day is ok as well....very hard to understand why!

I also assume that coffee, tea and wine should be eliminated too right?

It's hard with my lifestyle because we're spending the winter in Thailand which means eating out lots but I can still try to elliminate some of the food on the list...for some reason though I don't seem to be as bad here as much as when I get back home to Canada...I wonder if it's because it eat more rice here :)

Anyway...again thanks Lyndsay for sharing this.

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Welocme to the team Lyndsay. It's so awesome having you aboard.

You sure have a been a busy mother & wife. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

Congratulations on all your achievements...you have lots to be proud of :)

My name is Sue and I've had IBS-D for many many years and I would love to learn and would appreciate anything that you can share. I've never heard of FODMAP's eating plan but I will see if I can find anything through Google and YES, please feel free to send me any information on it through here or on my mail.

I would give anything to eliminate these stressful times in my life when I have to run to find washrooms while being away from home. Oh...so many stories :(

I'm looking so forward to learning from you Lyndsay.

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Hi Everyone

Well, to introduce myself...I'm Lyndsay, I live in Scotland (United Kingdom) and have been a Sparky for some time now. I have several chronic health conditions (hypothyroidism, PCOS, M.E and IBS) and have had several gastrointestinal op's, in patient stays and investigative procedures this year, only to be returned to the diagnosis of 'malignant' IBS by my gastrointestinal consultant.

I have also this year just finished my final exams for a Bachelor of Science, specialising in molecular and cell biology (with a side order of Infectious Disease and Psychology)...I did this whilst being in and out of hospital, vomitting continuously for four months at the start of the year and being a mum to a four year old and wife to my hubby.

My recent degree has taught me many new skills, one of which is the ability to interpret clinical studies and find research papers. Armed with my 'malignant' IBS diagnosis with accompanying recommendation to try good quality probiotics (and continue taking nightly amitriptylene for pain relief) I decided to undertake a thorough review of any recent research on IBS. I found many new interesting avenues. Increased M.Smithii bacteria in IBS patients, increased hydrogen levels in the breath, increased sensitivty of the enteric nervous system but one thing really caught my eye. A paper on low FODMAPs eating plans, conducted in London last year that had 75% efficiency in reducing symptoms in IBS patients previously unresponsive to dietary or medicinal treatment. I looked into it further and found that these plans have been used in Australia and the US for some time. I am now in the first few days of the elimination phase of this plan (I have to wait until January for a dieticians (it is recommended this plan only be followed under supervision of a registered dietician experienced in low FODMAP plans) appointment so have had to fly solo on this) and so far it seems to be helping.

Has anyone else tried this method? I'd be really interested to hear feedback from anyone who has. If anyone would like to know more please feel free to ask, I am happy to share any and all research papers I have found if anyone is so inclined.

I'm going to hush now and give you a chance to respond.

Look forward to chatting with you all soon x

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