The list author says: "One person's food can be another person's poison! Understanding how your digestive system functions and tracking down triggers is a challenge! These books offer a variety of perspectives to help in finding your own personal solution!
You will notice that the advise of one writer may contradict that of another... IBS sufferers can have the same symptoms, yet very different causes! Through trial and error, you can figure out how your body functions best. Best wishes on your own journey!!"
"This writer offers an overview of IBS with natural ways to feel better including diet, nutritional supplements, complementary therapies (like homeopathy or acupuncture), and stress management. This is one of my favorite "general resources". However, the writing level is more advanced. I wouldn't "start" with this book."
"IBS symptoms can be triggered by certain sugars (FODMAPS). Book is easy to understand and the diet is thoughtfully planned out. If this is your problem, you'll feel better in 2 weeks! FODMAPS are found in milk, apples, pears, peaches, honey, wheat, rye, broccoli, cabbage, onions, garlic, & some beans, for example. Many IBS sufferers can handle 'a little', but not 'a lot' for these foods."
"For some people, IBS is aggravated primarily by dairy, fats, meats, & insoluble fiber. The fiber-piece for invaluable to me! I also LOVE how this writer describes an 'irritable bowel' being like 'sensitive skin'... there's nothing really 'wrong' with it... it's just 'sensitive'! Unfortunately, her recipes contain a LOT of sugar which is also a trigger for me."
"This doctor focuses on harmful bacteria in the gut. He recommends a 'low-residue' diet which includes: potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, meat, fish, chicken, eggs, cooked vegetables, and fresh fruit in moderation. Avoid: sugars (lactose, fructose, sorbitol) and 'high-residue' foods such as beans, lentils, peas, soy products, yogurt, milk, cheese, and raw vegetables."
"The Specific Carbohydrate Diet will help people who cannot digest complex sugars (lactose, sucrose, maltose) or starches. (Most/all of these folks have diarrhea.) To heal the intestines, avoid: sugar, most dairy, ALL grains (including rice), soy, & potatoes. Ok to eat: lean meat/fish/chicken, eggs, butter, homemade yogurt, natural cheeses, nuts, honey, fruits, and non-starch veggies."
"This doctor gives strategies for improving health with info on the digestive track, the role of emotions on digestion, biological rhythms, and diet. He practices Ayurveda, a traditional Indian science of health. Interesting perspective. Learned some new things!"