Stop your IBS symptoms by cutting out ONE food.

Janice Gill
7 min readNov 14, 2017
Get rid of the millstone!

Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? I mean really suffer?

Does your gut feel like fire with every episode?

Do you “have to go” at very short notice at the most inopportune moments?

Is your abdomen bloated and so sore you can’t sleep at night.

Do you plan journeys like military operations so you know where the conveniences are along your route?

Do you have to carry an emergency kit in case of accidents?

Does it make you feel like you never want to set foot outside the door again? are you falling into a black hole of anxiety and depression?

Have you tried cutting out every food advised by doctors to no avail?

Is food a millstone rather than a comfort?

I empathise completely because until April this year I had been suffering with severe symptoms for 10 years.

I’ll warn you now, this story is going to get embarrassing. In places it’s disgusting. BUT, to cut this one food out of your diet you are going to need a damn good reason to encourage you to do it.

And at first, it’s going to be damned hard work. You are going to have to go cold turkey on one of the most addictive substances on the planet.

There are no hoops to jump through to get the answer, no adverts, no money to spend. It’s right there at the end of this article. But you might not believe it if you don’t read the whole story!

This story starts about 10 years ago. My symptoms had been there in a milder form for longer but this was the moment I knew something was definitely not right.

I woke up on the floor of my bathroom.

It took a few minutes to come round and realise where I was and what had happened. I had got up in the middle of the night needing to go to the toilet. The pain in my gut had woken me up. I sat there biting my lips as the pain grew, then I woke up on the floor.

Shaken I went to back to bed dosed up with ibuprofen.

I woke up freezing cold.

My head hurt. My limbs refused to move. I was cramped up on the tiled floor of a tiny closet. It…

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Janice Gill

Award winning Artist and Photographer still learning and evolving. Blogging the journey.