"I eliminated beer, sugar, pasta, bread (incl. donuts!) and coke (soft drinks) from my diet. I went from 199.5 to 173 in 6 to 9 months. It works like a charm and as a side effect I figured out I might have a mild wheat allergy, since some mild IBS I have had forever disappeared, along with some joint pain."
"My greatest success with the diet has been the almost complete end to my fairly severe symptoms of IBS-D. This alone makes the low carb/paleo way of eating a worthwhile thing to me."
"...reduced IBS symptoms, heartburn and acid reflux completely gone."
"No more IBS, decreased seasonal allergies."
"Improvement in allergies, asthma, acid reflux/heartburn, IBS - no longer take medication for any of these issues."
"What's amazing is that every health/medical issue I have dealt with my entire life went away (still healing my gut). The doctors told me more fiber, more whole grain, less red meat, less fat to heal my IBS - I ended up doing the complete opposite and for the first time I feel like a normal healthy person (never thought I would see this). It's been rough. I figured out I am prediabetic (father on dialysis and older brother diabetic). I can't fix it. The damage is done - it hasn't changed. But I know it won't progress as long as I don't listen to anything but my own body."
"But more than just the energy levels there was the alleviation in my lifelong IBS. And the fuzzy headed feeling that I would get often where it was an act of will to focus my eyes or speak without slurring, usually in mid afternoon but even at other times of the day."
"The thing that did change significantly is my digestion. I was probably borderline IBS, and it's all gone now. Same for my allergies, which disappeared the moment I stopped dairy (except butter)."
"Improved digestion and bowl movements and IBS symptoms gone."
"IBS symptoms were gone and was able to come off of 3 different prescription drugs for my IBS."
"I then read a lot of other Paleo books and liked what I read in The Primal Blueprint. Got his cookbook as well and follow it for the most part, still kind of Neanderthin as well. They're not diametrically opposed. I did it mainly for the IBS and to drop my blood sugar and was shocked when after a couple of weeks I'd dropped 10 pounds. And my blood sugar has dropped from 6.1 to 4.8 at last measure. My IBS hasn't been cured but it's lots better and hopefully it'll come around as well."
"IBS episodes much less frequent."
"IBS gone, eczema gone."
"My whole relationship with food is different. I feel well nourished. My partner is on the diet partly for weight management and partly for the increased athletic performance - which is VERY significant. I do feel much better on the paleo diet. My IBS is gone, I no longer take meds for reflux, my mood is better, my vital energy is better."
"IBS type symtoms diminished."
"Better skin, IBS comlpletly gone, sleep better"
"3 days in, my IBS was gone, my hypoglycemia stopped happening and I was eating less often. 1 week in I still felt good, I felt great in fact. I was skipping meals and only eating when hungry. I have much more energy and as my knee healed I started walking a lot. I cant run but now I can walk without much limp. The weight seems to be dropping off and I was wearing jeans that are 4 sizes smaller after a few weeks. My BP has become about 135/80 and the headaches are gone and I am off the meds."
"Lost 30 lbs. and greatly improved body composition and general health. Cured severe gout, IBS and GERD 100% and went off all medications. The paleo diet is relatively easy to stick with and has made a drastic improvement in my life as well as several of my family members."
"Improvement in IBS symptoms."
"I've had IBS all my life. While on chemo for ovarian cancer, I developed ulceritive colitis. I was treated for it by my GI doctor. After taking many expensive drugs that did no good, I stopped all drugs and looked on the Internet to see if I could find a solution. My energy level was still very low and I was having daily bleeding. I found that some people had good results with the Paleo diet so I tried it. After just three days the bleeding stopped and has not returned. I didn't plan to lose weight, that just happened. I'm not sure what I will tell my oncologist as she will think the cancer has returned and caused me to lose weight."
"Gerd and IBS symptoms have disappeared"
"The reason I sought out diet change was primarily to get rid of IBS symptoms that had appeared after I turned 40. I did several elimination diets, but none helped. I stumbled onto Mark's Daily Apple and decided to remove grains. It was removing grains that was the magic formula."
"No more Irritable bowel syndrome."
"Alleviated IBS symptoms, regular bm's."
"I was diagnosed with IBS and told to increase fiber and take probiotics. Being a nurse practitioner myself, I was compliant with my instructions but upset by the lack of results. My husband, Chad, suggested that I try a two week trial of avoiding grains like bread, pasta and rice. He is a follower of the Primal Blueprint/Paleo diet and intimated that everyone has some sensitivity to gluten. I scoffed at the idea, but because this issue had been affecting my life for so long, I thought two weeks without bread would not be the end of the world. My nephew, Josh, who had long before omitted bread from his diet with amazing results, encouraged me along the way. Suddenly and dramatically, my issues improved!"
"IBS symptoms virtually eliminated."
"The best part of this is I have convinced my parents, who are in their 70s and starting to suffer quality of life issues, to give it a try. My dad has lost 10+ pounds and feels fantastic. My mom has lost 5 so far and has started to control her IBS. (She is a little harder to convince!)."
"No more IBS, no more seasonal allergies, no more skin sensitivity to sun."