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3/3/11 3:32 P

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I believe they should be available at most health food stores that carry "food" or whole food items. The ones I use are raw and organic but they are made in Nova Scotia, but I know it's a universally well accepted product. Don't forget to keep them in the fridge once they're opened.

Good luck, hope you find them soon. Let your fingers do the walking. If all else fails (since I'm from Canada) maybe someone else in the U.S. might have some thoughts.

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3/3/11 11:21 A

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thanks guys. On the search for hemp hearts now. Are they readily available at most health stores or do you have to mail order them?



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2/27/11 2:46 P

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Lol, right on Thintwin

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2/27/11 10:23 A

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Oh, we get perturbed all right. Just not at each other, at the IBS! emoticon

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"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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2/27/11 10:14 A

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I wish you all the best, I'm in the midst of C and really struggling too, but have to admit I haven't had my hemp for two days.....back to normal tommorrow hoping that helps.

Senna has never agreed with me, but since IB even worse with bloating, gas and D, same with chicory and inulin which are found in numerous "diet" products and soy and its' derivatives, just something to be aware of. I find generally processed foods give me grief unless I really am vigilant about label reading.

I'm off to the sitz bath soon, oh joy and the to the drug store for hemmi relief. That's the great thing about this team, you can talk about your bodily functions and no one gets perterbed.

Good luck, feel better soon, this is always trial and error even after years of having IB.

Cheers,

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2/26/11 4:29 P

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Thanks for all the help and suggestions team! I ended up taking a senna supplement and then unfortunately had to stay home from work the next day due to the cramping etc. Oh well. I have been meaning to try adding flax seed to my oatmeal and will look into the hemp hearts thing!



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2/24/11 2:36 P

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Hey there Sunshine,

We're too hemp seeds in a pod....I know that was sick :)

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2/24/11 1:57 P

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Hi

Sorry to hear you are feeling miserable. I also find oatmeal and hemp hearts for breakfast works for me!

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2/24/11 9:49 A

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I too am IBS A.....but normally I'm on the d side. When I do go thru my bouts of c I use restoralax for a day or two and pump up the fibre. My breakfast always includes oatmeal with flax and hemp seeds which has really helped to reduce the inflammation in the bowel. I won't do anything like a cleanse for fear of a bout of d, and I can't take senna either. The ginger I find good, but the licorice if you have B/P issues should be watched as well.

That's about it from me, hope you get your mojo back soon....

All the best

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2/23/11 9:39 P

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Senna tea used to work great for me but this last bout of C which has been going on over a year didn't respond at all to it. I hope it works for you, guess you'll just have to try it. Go slow and easy at first, good luck I hope you get relief! I just switched from benefiber to miralax, hope it works for me but not sure if it's safe to use every day as the label says to use occasionally. my dr acted like it was ok though so which is worse? Being dependent on laxatives or constantly constipated?
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Hi Bellefaith42,
I am also IBS-A and take a tea called "Smooth Move" that has the same ingredients as the one you described and I found it to be effective but I don't take it too often so as not to become dependent on it. emoticon

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2/23/11 4:26 P

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I am usually IBS-A. I alternate between D and C. But I am going through my worst bout of C ever! It's been over a month! I thought maybe it was because I was taking a multi-vitamin that contained iron, but I stopped that a week ago and still no JOY! I am pretty uncomfortable, drinking TONS of water, exercising LOTS and it takes 3 nights of a stool softener before I get any action.

So today I went to the health food store and picked up Triple Leaf Tea - Herbal Laxative which is a senna tea with some other stuff like licorice, dandelion, ginger etc in it.

Is this a disaster in the making for someone with IBS?



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