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Distance yourself from dairy.

Dairy is the first food group to avoid when you have a symptom flare-up. Dairy-digesting enzymes are most active and plentiful in infancy and decline after weaning, so many adults don’t have enough of those lactase enzymes to digest dairy products.

Even when you’re flying along without problems, you should eat dairy only once every three days, but introduce it in reasonable ways — don’t pound back a cheesecake to celebrate the liberation of your colon.

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