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ibs and paleo diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Has any one with IBS found complete or partial relief w/ this diet?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on June 27, 2012
at 11:45 AM

It's nice for folks to explain downvotes (especially for a new member here such as yourself); I'm guessing because paleo isn't necessarily high fat, or because the study probably wasn't putting its subjects on a high-fat paleo diet. Maybe you could link to the study so we could take a look at it? +1 from me because I think you bring up something worth looking into :)

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on June 26, 2012
at 11:58 AM

why thumbs down?!

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on June 25, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Ditto the gluten, corn and legumes for me. By giving up those things, plus dairy, (plus my life getting a bit less stressful) has meant that I'm off all my IBS meds now. Everyone is different though so it takes experimenting!

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on June 25, 2012
at 04:13 PM

Me, neither. I am constipated most of the time and it has only come on recently after being paleo for 9 months. Before that, no problem.

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:51 PM

I haven't had relief, unfortunately.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 25, 2012
at 04:13 PM

Me, neither. I am constipated most of the time and it has only come on recently after being paleo for 9 months. Before that, no problem.

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:08 PM

I found most of my IBS symptoms went away when I gave up grains.

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on June 26, 2012
at 06:02 AM

It helped for some things for me, like eliminating wheat, milk and beans. But paleo emphasizes lots of foods that may aggravate IBS and eliminates lots of foods that may be okay for people with IBS. For example, I can't eat too much of these paleo foods: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, sprouts, asparagus, kale, pears, apples, onions, garlic, coconut, honey (not really "paleo" but it's the preferred treat sweetener over cane sugar).

I do great with non-paleo rice, corn tortillas, oats, certain cheeses and yogurts, and if I make a treat, I use cane sugar and I'm completely fine. Reading about FODMAPs and fructose malapsorbtion helped me a lot more than paleo to figure out what bothers me and how much I can handle of certain problem foods.

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on June 26, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I have gotten definate partial releif from paleo (combined with fodmaps and scd diets). I am much less gassy, much less bloated, burp less, and no longer have diarreha.

The only thing that remains, is I still sometimes get sore in the gut - but as I understand it, the gut mucosa takes a long time to heal, and I am taking glutamine, and going to get started on some gelatin to speed that recovery along.

Hopefully, in 6 months, that occasional gut soreness will go too.

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on June 25, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I started having pretty regular symptoms in my early 20s and it continued on until the last few years. I think part was nerves/stress (because it did subside greatly when I began taking an anti-depressant) but it totally went away when I adopted Paleo.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on June 25, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I have had major improvement from cutting gluten, and corn & legumes seem to be problematic for me to a lesser extent. I believe I can improve more from cutting coffee, but haven't mustered the willpower yet.

71af3866ba45915e06061a627b40f31d

(235)

on June 25, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Ditto the gluten, corn and legumes for me. By giving up those things, plus dairy, (plus my life getting a bit less stressful) has meant that I'm off all my IBS meds now. Everyone is different though so it takes experimenting!

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44f0901d5b0e85d8b00315c892d00f8a

on June 25, 2012
at 02:52 PM

certain foods can initiate or aggravate symptoms of IBS as evidenced by symptom occurrence after meals. Lactose (milk sugar), caffeine, fatty foods, gassy vegetables (i.e., broccoli or beans), foods containing sorbitol, wheat cereals, or alcohol may trigger symptoms. These foods should be avoided.

http://goo.gl/2IRQX

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:24 PM

yes I have had IBS for 15 years and I now have no symptoms from eating a low carb, high fat paleo diet

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:11 PM

With the paleo and vitamin d supplementation my crohn's symptoms vanished.

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1ee00b6dad18e1d278e4f8ad1d064918

on June 25, 2012
at 04:09 PM

I've started paleo diet since 1 month for my IBS , but a recent study has demonstrated the a high fat diet ( as paleo is ) can cause a leaky gut.

So I don't know what's better !

1ee00b6dad18e1d278e4f8ad1d064918

(22)

on June 26, 2012
at 11:58 AM

why thumbs down?!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on June 27, 2012
at 11:45 AM

It's nice for folks to explain downvotes (especially for a new member here such as yourself); I'm guessing because paleo isn't necessarily high fat, or because the study probably wasn't putting its subjects on a high-fat paleo diet. Maybe you could link to the study so we could take a look at it? +1 from me because I think you bring up something worth looking into :)

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