I've read about this too...like a yeast intolerance. Unfortunately, I'm on birth control, which causes other digestive problems, so I haven't done an elimination diet yet to figure out what my intolerances are. Basically, the theory is that intolerances cause the IBS--like lactose intolerance, which we are all familiar with. Sometimes it's one food, sometimes it's a family of food (like all wheat products or all dairy products), sometimes it's a bunch of different foods.
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and let me tell you. you are going to feel so much better. I've been so sick for so many years that this new approach hit me by surprise. now more than anything is a mental struggle because i used to get sick after every meal and now that bloating, cramps, diarrhea and gassy feeling is gone and a lot of times its hard to recognize that my body is changing and adjusting to this new style, and don't feel that kind of sensation anymore, is almost like a missing feeling because i felt like that for so looong, that my head (mind) doesn't recognize me being ok. after so much research in the internet i came across ibs and yeast, and the information got me off guard. so like you i said what do i have to loose if nothing never changes with me and i'm sick of being sick and ridicule pretty much once or twice a week at work. and that was the turning point i went on amazon and order two books- feast without yeast and extraordinary foods for the everyday kitchen, since then i have been avoiding yeast and anything with malted barley(grain and form of sugar use to make beer, found in regular flour and pretty much everywhere else) and maltodextrin in it,avoid vinegar (ketchup, mayo, and salad dressings), and i feel like a brand new person, i have two kids and i worry that someday this ibs monster is going to attack them, i also found out that the company general mills doesn't use that malted barley in their cereal so I've been buying rice chex, corn chex, rice crispis, and kix for them and me too, they're little and i don't know if they have it or not but i guest is just for prevention and peace of mind. well i wish you good luck in your journey, please keep us posted of your findings, have a goodnite. sorry it took me this long to reply back
hi everybody! this a continuation of my yeast free diet. lately and little by little i've been introducing brown rice into my cooking. yesterday i made stuffed peppers with it, and they came out super good (used the instant store brand). and also baked a blueberry banana bread-found the recipe here under the whole wheat cooking recipe section- , my kids specially the oldest loved it( used unbleached white whole flour and rice flour), and today i just got done making mini turkey meatballs, hmmm delicious! instead of using regular bread crumbs(because they have yeast) i made my own with matzo crackers (found in the kosher section at the supermarket). i put them in a cup and crumble them with my hands then i used the bottom of my sherbet scoop-that is kind of round ( ice cream scoop, from the dollar store) and mashed them pretty good, then i added parsley, garlic powder, some dill, sea and garlic salt, pepper and instant bouillon to it, and let me tell you the flavor was incredible. my tummy is feeling super good and my kids don't notice the difference, my oldest loves egg noodles (fettuccine shape) with butter and sea salt, and just found out that the spaghettios and meatballs (whole grain) that he loves don't have any yeast in them yay , hope everybody have a great day, love to all
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