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charlie
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posted 12-15-1998 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charlie   Click Here to Email charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

GOOD MORNING
anybody know what foods may have a
laxaitive effect that could help
those with ibs (c), AND FOR PEOPLE WITH D TYPE TO STAY AWAY FROM!!! i know that
prunes help!! also sorbitol wich
is a sweetner in some candy/gums,
can you buy sorbitol any place??
what else might help?
thanks charlie

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Charlie,

The only food I have come across is a Caesar Salad (which I love) made at a certain Italian restaurant nearby. I would love to get their list of ingredients (but they won't tell me!)

I have to have the salad at the end of the meal because I hafta rush right home after ....

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Anything you can't absorb that has an osmotic effect would do the trick.

Essentially, this means large quantities of sugars that are hard to digest. These include lactose and fructose. This translates into to staying away from drinking a gallon of milk or fruit juice all at once.

Smaller quantities for sorbitol, as you mentioned, and xylitol because they are not absorbable at all. I don't know if you can buy sorbitol by itself, maybe from a manufacturer, though you might end up with a hundred gallons of the stuff :-)

On a lesser note, anything that contains undigestible fibers might also do it, so wheat bran for instance.

Finally, some foods just make you go. Prunes is one as you mentioned.

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posted 12-16-1998 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ray B     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pancakes. I don't know if it's the pancakes or the syrup, but it often has that effect. Ray B.

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posted 12-17-1998 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a whole list of things that make me go. Mexican food (due to the beans I think), Chinese food, McDonalds (due to the grease), popcorn, whole wheat, vegetables, caffeine, and WOW chips. I suffer mostly from D though, so these foods may not have quite the same effect on you. Maybe they're worth a try though! Good luck! K

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