Diet for IBS-c

Hello, I thought I’d give an update on some new diet and medicinals I’ve been using to heal IBS-c symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a big, inflammatory response in the digestive tract. Its causes are many and uniqueness to each person make it difficult to treat. Its been years of experimenting.  I eat mostly paleo with lots of fats, and take VSL3 (an awesome probiotic– best price at Costco),  vitamin D.

Here’s my recent discoveries that are making a great difference for me:

turmeric + black pepper by Youththeory. You can buy it affordably at Costco or on my go-to Vitacost. I’ve been taking it for quieting the inflammatory response (morning puffy eyes) and brain fog. I take it 3x day when recovering from episodes that can last for days, where everything in my system is out of balance.

Here’s my biggest break-through for managing irritation and constipation caused by food sensitivities:

…drinking a nightly glass of 1/4 tsp of magnesium citrate, 1/4 tsp of calcium citrate, and 2 tsp of powdered magnesium. All three of these must be in powder form. I keep them together with the measuring spoons, and stir them into an 8 0z glass of warm water. It fizzes and is comforting before bed. I get all of these affordably at Vitacost.




Here are a few things I’ve figured out about food, that may be true for you. In Ayurvedics (East Indian medicine) I am a dasha that cannot tolerate raw food. Vata. I can’t eat raw foods in bulk. Raw foods and Smoothies DO NOT work for my digestion and take me days to recover from. A small salad with cooked food like soup or meat is best.

Here’s what I eat that keeps me digesting, out of inflammation, and out of IBS episodes:  lots of different kinds of soups, homemade coconut kefir, warmed fruit with cinnamon, meat, stir fry vegetables, homemade Lara Bars, coconut oil and grass fed butter in large amounts with steamed veggies, nuts, almond butter, beef or chicken in lettuce wraps, lots of ginger tea, black tea. Almost no carbs at all. I have a great recipe for sugar/dairy/grain free brownies that I’ll post soon.

Those are my latest updates…. and I hope that these little tips and make a big difference for you on your journey to healing your gut!

Now back to painting…..






8 thoughts on “Diet for IBS-c

  1. Thank you, Laurel! Extremely helpful information. And of course you know how I feel about your pictures. Let me know if you’re ever interested in selling them or if there are some that you already are selling.
    Hope all is well. Recently out of hospital, so new year not getting a great start, but I figure it’s all a catalyst for what I need to accomplish this year.
    Ps. Hugs and love to the girls. I do miss being a part of your squad.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Hi Laurel! It’s so nice to make your acquaintance! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog!

    I’ve decided to come on over and visit you here today, and I’m very impressed with what I see! Such beautiful artwork and thought-provoking writing! I have followed your blog, so I will be able to see what you post as it’s posted.

    I enjoyed reading this post in particular, as inflammatory disease runs in my family. My sister suffers from Crohn’s disease, and I have interstitial cystitis (chronic bladder inflammation). My mother and I both deal with migraines as well. I firmly believe what we put into our bodies impacts the course these diseases will take, and it’s so important to get the word out about foods to eat and foods to avoid, as well as vitamins and supplements that can improve health. Thanks again for these tips!

    1. Hello dear Jenny! Wonderful hearing from you, and your mutual focus on health! Our moods, our foods, sensitivities and inflammation–an ongoing balancing act–made easier with company😌 Thanku for writing ❣

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