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Is this book a joke?,
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This review is from: The New IBS Low-starch Diet (Paperback)I cannot imageine a worse diet for IBS than this one. It eliminate almost all soluble fiber, which is crucial for helping all IBS symptoms. It's pretty obvious to me that the author does not have IBS at all -she probably has celiac, and she does better with a starch free diet because she is avoiding gluten. This has NOTHING to do with IBS. If you do have IBS, for the love of God avoid this book and its high fat, pork, meat, dairy nightmare recipes.
For real IBS dietary help, I highly, highly recommend Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous. Her advice actually quite literally turned my life around.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2008 19:32:04 BDT
I have borrowed this book from the library. I am coeliac and wish to protest that the above comment is completely inaccurate. Carol's symptoms are not those of a coeliac. We don't react badly to rice and potatoes or other starches that are gluten-free, and there are some things that she can cope with that we certainly cannot! Carol's diet seems to take a great load off the poor old digestive system, and it is obviously very helpful to a lot of people.
Posted on 30 Dec 2009 13:36:14 GMT
Mrs. M. F. Pearson says:
A huge number of diseases are caused by a leaky gut, which in turn is caused by yeast infections. Sometimes there are also pathogenic bacteria, which can consume fructo-oligosaccharides one saccharide at a time - hence the need to reduce the intake of soluble fibre for some sufferers. This is explained in Gloria Gottschild's book on the Special Carbohydrate Diet. I wouldn't touch Heather van Vorous' book with a bargepole - obviously far too much carbohydrate & not enough fat, which would be a complete disaster for me, causing violent symptoms & huge weight gain. Low-fat diets have caused me 20 years of misery; can't we just let them go. I'm fed up with food Nazis - one-size-fits-all diets, enforced by jackboot.
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 08:41:11 BDT
Michelle BW says:
I agree with you. I received this book and have only skimmed it as I think it's irresponsible and ridiculous to tell you to eliminate such massive groups of foods. I have no idea what she expects you to live on.
These people who have given this book 5 stars and are following this religiously will end up with an eating disorder as this is not natural.
Posted on 6 Nov 2011 12:02:57 GMT
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Posted on 10 Nov 2012 16:58:51 GMT
C. Busby says:
what you say is complete rubbish,show me some scientific studies to back up your nonsensical post,there are hundreds of studies showing the benefits in numerous illnesses of a gluten free low starch diet,i think youve been brainwashed by all the vegans .
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 17:00:56 GMT
C. Busby says:
not as ridiculous and irresponsible to eat the food groups you think are so healthy.funny how the human race lived for thousands of years before agriculture,hmmm
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