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Ketogenic diet

I was diagnosed with IBS-C in 2001. The intermitting years have been very painful: mostly severe abdominal spasms, often accompanied by nausea/sometimes dry heaves. Along the way I discovered the IBS diet as described by Heather von Vorous on her website. I am grateful to this diet for the help it provided along the way. However, recently I decided to try accompanying my husband on his Ketogenic diet, even though it is practically the opposite of the IBS diet I had been trying to stick to. My IBS diet: low-fat; high soluble carbs. My new Ketogenic (Keto) diet: high-fat; low carbs (cut out sugar and white flour). To my surprise and delight the keto diet, as long as I stick to it, has put my IBS in remission! Feel free to contact me with any questions.

  1. As a follow up, I would like to recommend that anyone interested in why I decided to try the ketogenic (keto) diet please watch the documentary "The Magic Pill" on Netflix. Also, to get some practical advice on the keto diet you could watch "Butter Bob Briggs" videos on Youtube. Thanks.

    1. Great news, ! So glad to hear that you found a diet that works for you. We've heard a few community members mention trying the keto diet as well. There's so much trial and error with finding the right diet, so I'm sure finding one that's helped you so much was a relief. Thanks for taking the time to share with us! - Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

      1. Thank you, Chris!

        1. The Keto diet may have some benefits as it reduces carbohydrate consumption hence consumption of some high FODMAP carbs are reduced or eliminated. It is not the ideal way to manage IBS symptoms - the low FODMAP diet is best

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