The FODMAPs info is spot on, as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough.
For example, I didn’t realize that I had a problem with gallstones until I worked with an Ayurvedic doctor, John Douillard at Lifespa.com, but since then I’ve done a lot of detoxes and gotten rid of all my gallstones. I’m a much happier camper. It's common for people over 40 years old to have them, according to Dr. Douillard.
Before the detoxing, if I ate high fat foods, it would trigger my gallbladder to empty, only it couldn’t because of the stones, so it would spasm and start my IBS attacks. Thank God I didn’t know what was causing it until I was under Dr. Douillard’s care, or I’m sure my gallbladder would have been removed.
It’s so easy to get gallstones out safely the Ayurvedic way. I don’t eat high fat foods often, but now I’m safe if I do.
The other thing I think IBS and Fibromyalgia are connected to is leaky gut. That’s why I’m so interested in rebuilding my digestive health.
Leaky gut leads to nutritional deficiencies. My alt med doc said I’m particularly low in magnesium, so I started doing floats in magnesium saltwater. Trying to take magnesium when you’re not digesting food well is asking for diarrhea.
You might want to try floats yourself. Ask your doctor if it's okay. Try googling float spa to see what choices you have nearby. Low magnesium leads to tension and anxiety, so I figure the more I can up the magnesium levels, the better off I will be. Let me know how it helps if you try it.