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10-06-2005, 12:23 PM
To anyone who has had or knows anything about IBS!
A person I know wants to start eating raw foods, but has terrible IBS.
Any fruits and vegetables eaten raw cause a great deal of distress.
I' ve suggested cutting the grains and any meat and dairy, which this person is willing to do (to go vegan, that is) -- I assume this will this aid in healing IBS??
How can this person eat anything raw? I have suggested only blending as in smoothies. I'm not sure if this will work, but, hopefully it will be a start.
Any other wisdom out there?
10-06-2005, 02:54 PM
Have them check out Dave Klein's approach, he healed himself and many others using a raw vegan approach and has a great book. www.livingnutrition.com
I have had an extreme case of IBS my whole life I have had 3 surgeries, and been hospitalized with it countless times.(IBS is different for different people too) I am presently about 80% raw and have been for about 3 months. I have been veggie for 26 years and have gone raw in the past not knowing what and how to do it.
This last time I started I had a rather sore bowel for a week, but it does go away. I have to watch the amount of nuts and seeds as well, as they seem to irrate more than the veggies still. Metamucil and I are good friends and I swear by the stuff, :D and I take 1 tablet everyday, have for years.
Being raw has definately helps me with my IBS, but again I reiterate, that it took me about a week to get over the sore bowels I was having, and I couldn't stray far from the toilette during that week. :o
10-06-2005, 07:40 PM
Thank you, chilove, I appreciate it.
kel! Thanks. That actually helps. I can tell her there may be some uncomfortable time, but to work through it.
I'll tell her to go easy on the nuts, and, if needed to use some metamucil, thanks.
Can you give me a little more in terms of what you ate that helped? What do you eat now? Do you (or did you) blend your foods? What foods are good for her to start?
You said you didn't know how to go raw at first but have been successful now -- how exactly?! Thanks.
10-06-2005, 07:53 PM
Paul Nisan suggests starting with a juice fast, and lots of water, he also says to not drink too much citrus juice in the beginning. and no nuts or seeds, so greens, bananas, peaches, etc.
He healed his and many others this way.
no dairy, meats grains, nuts, seeds or cooked.
Good luck, this must be a terribly painful ailment.
Sharon in Colorado
10-06-2005, 09:30 PM
I highly suggest Dr. Schulze's intestinal cleanse http://www.herbdoc.com/home_1024x768.asp. The IBS could be a problem, as I knew someone who went raw and then had some big problems with sudden urges to go and then accidents happening. The intestinal powder will help bulk up what's in the intestines, and the capsules help increase the BM's. They work together to regulate the system. Hope that helps.
10-06-2005, 11:23 PM
I would make sure that she doesn't eat anything with raw brocoli and cauliflower. These have more cellulose than other vegetables and will definitely be harder to digest. Also, consider a probiotic and/or enzymes. I owuld definitely stick with the easier things to digest first. The jusice suggestion is an option too. Also, soak your nuts first. Almonds for 24 hours and the others for less. Soakiing them if you dont know increases their digestibility. Alissa goes into this in her cookbook.
10-07-2005, 10:12 AM
Anything additional is welcome...
Moderation seems to be the trick for me. The pound of beet and beet greens I juiced the other day were to much. Seed and nuts seem to bind me up while broccoli cabagae and other brach..... somethings( cabbage family) cause gas and that can be very painful. :(
Banana's don't bother me :)
I have a smoothie most mornings banana and another fruit (don't do the greens in it)
Blending food seems to be a trick I am still learning. Fruit with fruit and veggies with veggies and melons alone. I love pears and apples and they are really good for the bowels.
The only thing I know I can not eat is peanuts :eek:
and I havent had wheat for about 4 years ( well I have a couple of times and really paid dearly afterwards) Wheat is in most junk foods
I've been veggie for 26 years and on and off dairy since my lactose intolerant daughter was born 9 years ago
We are each different and need to experiment with what makes us feel good and do more of it, and what makes us feel poorly and do less of that.
Since going rawish however, the bloated swollen belly is less swollen and bloated. :p
My daughter says that the flope that used to hang over my jeans is gone. :cool:
10-11-2005, 07:06 PM
Kel, "flope"? Lol!
Thank you *so* much for that info, it does help a great deal. I shall pass on that information!
I agree about the tummy area and bloating. I used to bloat quite a bit before too.
How wonderful that you are progressing so well. Continued success! :)
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