Hi there, I am still undiagnosed celiac disease, but have come off of gluten and feel much better! I was diagnosed with IBS for years and years and I too have problems with fruit. Now I did learn a thing or two during my years of IBS (I combine both diets right now). Try cooking your fruit but peeling them first. So try applesauce (low acidic apples) try cooking peaches with blueberries and cherries (in season right now) you can cook strawberries with blueberries. What you want to do is break down the insoluble fibre. (the skins). It certainly helps me. Soluble fibre is o.k. (inside of fruit) but skins can cause bloating. I have suffered from bloating for ever (I'm now 45). I haven't been able to tolerate fruits for about a year now and am just managing to get back into it (going gluten-free rocks!). Try a bit of cooked fruit with maybe a piece of gluten-free cake or hemp icecream. That's what I did last night and it sat well. I don't eat fruit every day just yet, I feel giving the gut a rest helps. So maybe start once every couple of days only cooked and see how that goes. The premise with ibs is eat everything with some soluble fibre. Soluble fibres for us would be our gluten-free breads, cakes, cookies, nothing with roughage. Try it and see. Take care, Neeta
neeta replied to a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsHi folks, I am totally new. I have been diagnosed for years as IBS but have just got sicker and sicker on the ibs diet. Anyway a dietician I went to the other day thinks I am celiac. I am about to have a scope and in the meantime have started the diet. To me it isn't too much of a nuisance. Remember I was IBS (supposidly) and haven't been able to eat much of anything for the last little while (cause it wasn't working). For me to not be in agony with bloating and gerd is great. I have stayed away from gluten for the past two days and instantly I was able to come off of my meds. that I was given for IBS. I am feeling so much better already. I know I have a long way to go. I also know that I am not supposed to come off of gluten until the tesing is done. Well, I have been so sick for so long it just feels so good to be a bit better. I am sure there is so much damage in there that a couple of weeks with not much gluten won't do much harm (scope wise). ANyway I can't seem to get into this mac file fo rthe list of foods. All I get is a message saying there is nobody of that name or something like that. Can anyone send me a link that I can get into? I am used to the IBS forums, it was lovely talking to others with that problem. Unfortunately it didn't help me, I am truely hoping that this regime will! Many thanks, Anita.