Eating for IBS is probably one of the oldest and still most common ways of eating to help manage IBS symptoms. Developed by Heather Van Vorous, an IBS sufferer, it can help many people find relief.
There are two books that are helpful to get to understand her program and way of eating. The first book to look into isThe First Year: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)–An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. It is relatively inexpensive (only $10.85) – and it very well may be exactly what you need to find some relief. It even have a section titled “What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything” – which for those with IBS are all too familiar with. It goes into great detail in exactly what to eat, what not to eat, and why what you eat and how you eat it may cause issues for some people.
Having read the book ourselves, we found all of the information to be very well presented and easy to understand. There is nothing complicated about learning about which foods to avoid, how to eat certain foods so they don’t cause problems, and to create simple meal plans. It also includes suggestions on how to find relief when you do eat something you probably shouldn’t have.
The second book to go along with first book is perfect for anyone who has difficulty in creating their own meal plans and recipes that follow the eating guidelines. Eating for IBS: 175 Delicious, Nutritious, Low-Fat, Low-Residue Recipes to Stabilize the Touchiest Tummy features some very easy to make and enjoyable recipes, as well as an ingredients list. While it does not go into as great as detail about what to eat and how to eat it as the first book does, it will give you a very clear idea of the foods to eat while on the diet.
Most of the diet suggests common principles such as avoiding high fat foods, common irritants such as orange juice and coffee, and other steps to take. It suggests only to eat cooked vegetables and only eating raw vegetables at the end of the meal, so it is does take some food combining principles into play.
It is likely if you eat the ways outlined in the book you can find relief, however, this is a diet that you will likely be using for the rest of your life, as it does not actually help you to deal with the problems of why you may have the symptoms of IBS. Latest research has suggested that probiotics are an important piece of the puzzle in digestive health, and this book does not really discuss that much in detail, especially since it was published in 2001 and the latest theories on probiotics have only been made in recent years.
If you feel as if you can’t eat anything and are suffering, thousands of people have found relief through Heather’s Eating for IBS system. While it may not provide a cure, it does help you go back to being able to enjoy life again – and it’s quite possible when done with Probiotic Supplements that it can be the right solution for you. Best of all, the cost of the books are less than $22 together, which is a great value for something that may truly bring you relief, freedom, and happiness.