Kathy and I received this wonderful email from Bronda in the UK, who has graciously allowed us to reprint it here. She offers her personal success story about how to eat with IBS in case it can help you.
Even if you haven’t had Gall Bladder surgery, Bronda’s dietary information and the action she took may apply to you. Please read her inspiring story and send us yours or leave a comment about your own experiences with eating for IBS.
Hi Karen and Kathy
I just wanted to thank you for the reply to my email and the help you’ve given me this last month!
My story is a wonderful one!
I developed IBS in a mild way after a Gall Bladder Op about 8 years ago. Just before Christmas this year, the IBS became worse and ended up with me being in agony after everything I ate.
About 8 weeks ago I had diarrhoea almost every day, ...unable to go out too far from my home....having to be near a toilet and a range of other things which made life difficult!!
I lost weight...had no energy.....picked up infections and looked terrible.
I went to see a Medical Herbalist with not much hope!
Well...she tested me for food sensitivities [this is something Kathy and I recommend in The No IBS Program] and found some, mainly milk and milk products, pork, apricots etc... all things I ate, some a lot, like yoghurt/milk.
Stopped all of these...changed my diet...no milk in any shape or form and here I am...not quite back to normal but 90% there. I’m fit and well, have almost normal BM’s...lots of energy!
[Milk and dairy products are the number one allergen among foods. So when you’re exploring how to eat with IBS, you need to know that they can be deadly for IBS digestion, whether or not you have a Gall Bladder.]
I can hardly believe that something like milk could be so devastating.
It seems that because I am minus my Gall Bladder, my body (over the 8 years) just cannot cope with it now.
The moment I stopped the offending foods, (my body) started healing. It will take a while for the healing to be complete and I am told to be patient.
Mine is a lovely story and I wanted to share it with you and others.
My story to all the people who have IBS...is to never give up hope...to listen to you guys and to listen to their body...it really does tell you that something is not right!
I never listened to mine before... but I do now!
It’s interesting that, while dietary factors helped Bronda clear about 90% of her symptoms, she’s still not quite back to normal. Kathy and I would suggest tapping – possibly on the original stress of having the Gall Bladder surgery – to help alleviate that other 10% of symptoms.
Thank you, Bronda, for sharing your story. We celebrate your success! All our best wishes for your increasingly good health.
If you’re looking to transform your health, there’s more about how to eat with IBS in The No IBS Program, along with key information about how to reprogram your brain to stop triggering symptoms.
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