Once you have undertaken a restriction diet, which involves easily digestible foods, you may then re-introduce foods gradually and note the effects they have on you.  A key feature of IBS is it’s uniqueness, there are certain foods, beverages and medication which will undoubtedly harm your stomach, however outside those, many of the reactions are unique to you.

We are all special and unique, as are our symptoms.  This is a slow part of the process, but worthwhile, the time spent gathering this information, will be with you for life.  Below is a sample chart.

Once armed with the information of the food map, life becomes a great deal simpler.  Planning a day to day diet will be guided by the reaction of your IBS.  Much of the information you discover may come as a surprise, I found for example that onion generated bloating and cramps, however garlic was absolutely fine.  Again it needs to be re-iterated that, what worked for me, may not work for you, IBS-Health.com began as a reaction to the far too generalized information regarding IBS and it’s treatment.

During this process, we suggest that you take advantage of our email service to ask as many questions as you wish about this stage.  This is a key stage, as settling the stomach down is vital, it is key to sort the physical side of IBS out before attempting to address the psychological.

Cut and Paste - Basic Calender Food Map

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Foodmaps for IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS Food Map