> Stress is a monster thats for sure.
> back to the IBS out of interest do you eat much
> The reason I ask is I had IBS in my 20's and
> thankfully seemed to 'grow out of it" if thats
> possible, but also I learnt the food combinations
> that triggered it and have avoided them ever
> However..a couple of years ago I started to get
> occurrences of IBS symptoms..bloating (really
> really bad)cramps and a 'dodgy tum' I was
> mystified until I started to think back over the
> occurrences and what I'd eaten..this was around
> the time Quinoa became fashionable and it popped
> up in loads of salads (I eat a lot of salads)..I
> did an experiment and sure enough the Quinoa was
> triggering the IBS symptoms.
> Its so bad that a couple of months ago I was
> eating something that didn't have quinoa as an
> obvious ingredient and sure enough the symptoms
> soon started..I went to the place where I'd
> brought the wrap I'd eaten and asked and sure
> enough quinoa was mixed in with its filling.
> Quinoa seems to be shoved into everything these
> days and since mentioning my allergy to friends
> I've found someone else who it effects in the same
Oh, that's very interesting. I have eaten quite a bit of quinoa lately, but not in the last week.
Unfortunately I can't really pin down when the really bad bloating started. I didn't take all that much notice at first, because I had read that steroids caused you to put on weight around the abdomen
Until I realised that far from the little bulge I had previously, I looked about eight months pregnant
And I was really uncomfortable most of the time.
I think I've been eating far too much, and shovelling down beans, seeds and nuts because Dr Greger's book seemed to imply the more of this stuff you ate, the healthier you would be.
I probably now need to do an elimination diet to try and find out the cause. What a pain. I have been writing down everything I've eaten and drunk for a year, but not usually the quantities.
I'll look back and see when I first started the quinoa (I went out and bought it specially, as well!)
But I suspect that different people have different reactions to different things. Though I have read that usually IBS has nothing to do with food allergies?