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How diet can help me stave off intestinal problems?

Women have higher rates of intestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, than men have. While these disorders are often affected by diet and stress, most medical doctors manage them using steroid medications and surgery.

Many women with IBS benefit from eating a diet high in fiber-rich foods, such as beans and whole grains. Others, however, find the most healing diet to be relatively low in starchy foods and high in protein and vegetables. Some people are helped by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which is completely grain-free.
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