Feb 25, 2004 - 8:56 pm
As promised here is the diet outlined in my book Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Balch and Balch.
High fiber with plenty of fruits and veggies plus whole grains (esecially br. rice) and legumes.
Limit your consumption of gas-producing foods such as beans, broc, cabbage if they cause any problems.
Avoid alcohol and taboacco;these irritate the linings of the stomach and colon.
When an intestinal upset occurs, switch to a bland diet. Put veggies and non-acidic fruits through a food preocessor of a blender. Organic baby food is good. If you are on a soft diet, take some type of fiber and protein supplement.
Check to see if you have food allergies.
Chew your food well and do not overeat or eat in a hurry.
Exercise is important.
Do not eat right before bed.
Check Acid/Alkaline balance. Significant acidosis may occur with IBS.
Practice deep breathing exercises.
Hope this helps.