Re: Thanks Iris!!!
Re: Thanks Iris!!!
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Posted by Harry
on December 07, 2000 at 01:30:41:
In Reply to: Thanks Harry! posted by Iris on December 05, 2000 at 18:47:35:
: I wanted to follow up and thank you for all the helpful advice you give on this board. I'm taking the advice you gave me in September about the importance of having sufficient soluble fiber and I can't tell you what a huge difference it has made. My friends and family have noticed the change too. They have witnessed me suffering with IBS since I've been a teenager (I'm 44 now) and they all have seen how much I''ve improved just from adding fiber to my diet. Previously, I would be terrified to eat out in restaurants because no matter waht I woud eat, I would usually end up sick in the bathroom before the meal was over. Although I realize that I will never be able to eat whatever I like, as so many others can, at least now I have some degree of control over my health. None of the doctors I consulted ever helped me; the best I got from them was a prescription for Lomotil, but I prefer to prevent attacks rather than drug myself after the fact! I believe if more doctors studied nutrition in medical school, those of us who suffer from IBS would be able to have a more normal life. Thanks again for all the great advice.
Sometimes when I answer a message, I have the feeling that no one is listening and I seem to answer the same questions.Your Message really touched me in a way you will never know.I thank you for taking the time to write.
As I thought about your health and problems--- There is something that may also help--take Evening Primrose oil as a supplement essential fatty acid.It helps in further stool formation and it helps with harmone swings women seem to have but that a added benefit. I was raised by a single Mom with five sisters(my Dad died when I was 6)and most women need some help in the estrogen area.
Another thing that I thought may help but was somewhat off the wall when I first heard about it but after buying the book,reading it and using some of principles----it changed my life and helped me in the area of "why some foods just flat disagree with me and my wife and family they do fine". I warn you --you have to be very open minded at first.The book is "Eat Right for(4) Your Type" by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. It is based on eating foods based on your blood type. There is also a web site if you are interested: www.er4yt.org/Foundation/Foundation.html
But,you have to read the book.