I use to have a problem w/IBS until I really got in and started researching it.
This site is a great place to start. I use to eat every 'healthy' trigger food that was on the list.
I took all trigger foods out of my diet, and that was a good beginning.
Next, I had to learn the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and find the proper balance between the two. Gradually I was able to add more fiber to my diet and now I have very few problems.
It was a step by step process for me and took a couple of months to figure it out. I am able to eat a lot of vegetables now. I still avoid wheat, gluten, dairy, egg yolks, red meat, and certain types of fat. www.helpforibs.com/diet/trigger2.asp
Gluten free oats, rice and occasionally quinoa are the only grains that I eat.
I actually started with a daily protein/fiber shake that helped to stabilze my intestines. I used Heather's acacia fiber, ground flaxseeds, baked sweet potatoes, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, egg protein powder, and water. I started slowly with the fiber and flax gradually building myself up. As I built up my ability to handle fiber I began adding vegetables (mainly soluble fiber) to my diet with only a little insoluble. Gradually I was able to tolerate more and more insoluble as well.
It is a process. I hope that my experience may be able to help you a little. Good Luck to you!
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