Cookbook recommendation…


I’ve looked at a LOT of cookbooks. I am so thankful for interlibrary loan so I don’t have to buy every one to find which ones I like. This one is recommended by the author/site administrator of helpforibs.com.

The name of the book is Eating for IBS.

http://www.amazon.com/Eating-IBS-Delicious-Nutritious-Low-Residue/dp/1569246009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361558334&sr=8-1&keywords=eating+for+ibs.+by+heather+van+vorous

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Do you suffer from Crohns disease?


I will start out by saying “I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CROHNS”. Yeah, that’s right; but I’m investigating it for a couple of friends as it pertains to eating.

So, far, I’ve found on webmd.com that the foods most Crohns patients have to avoid, seem to be the same ones for IBS. Gee, Crohns and IBS do deal with the intestines, just in different ways. Here’s a trigger foods list I got from Webmd:

Which foods should I avoid with a Crohn’s disease diet plan?

The foods that trigger symptoms differ for each person with Crohn’s disease. To know which foods to leave out of your diet plan, you’ll need to determine which foods, if any, trigger yours. Many people with Crohn’s disease find that the foods on the following list aggravate symptoms during disease flares. So it’s possible that at least some of these listed foods will trigger your symptoms:

alcohol (mixed drinks, beer, wine)
butter, mayonnaise, margarine, oils
carbonated beverages
coffee, tea, chocolate
corn husks
dairy products (if lactose intolerant)
fatty foods (fried foods)
foods high in fiber
gas-producing foods (lentils, beans, legumes, cabbage, broccoli, onions)
nuts and seeds (peanut butter, other nut butters)
raw fruits
raw vegetables
red meat and pork
spicy foods
whole grains and bran
Once you’ve identified foods that cause your symptoms to flare, you can choose either to avoid them or to learn new ways of preparing them that will make them tolerable. To do that, you’ll need to experiment with various foods and methods of preparation to see what works best for you. For instance, if certain raw vegetables trigger a flare, you don’t necessarily need to give them up. You may find that steaming them, boiling them, or stewing will allow you to eat them without increased GI symptoms. If red meat increases fat in the stools, you could try eating ground sirloin or ground round to see if you can tolerate a leaner cut of beef. Or you might decide to rely on low-fat poultry without skin and fish as your main sources of protein.

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here’s the web site the above came from:

http://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/crohns-disease/creating-a-crohns-disease-diet-plan

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