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gutastrophe
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   Posted 4/6/2008 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I got an ice cream maker for Christmas and was wondering if I make frozen yogurt does the freezing process kill the good bacteria?

Gamma
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   Posted 4/6/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, freezing yogurt kills off the acidophilus bacteria.  You can only get live bacteria in refridgerated yogurt or in capsule form.  If you get the capsules they have to be refridgerated after opening the bottle.  I tried the reg. yogurt and found it gave me a lot of gas, I have been taking the pills every other day for the last week and have had good results.

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gutastrophe
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   Posted 4/6/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!  Guess that ends that fun little "health" project!

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   Posted 4/6/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
And commercial frozen yogurt is likely chalk full of sugar, and the ones that say sugar-free will have sweetners or substitutes that can also wreak havoc for IBS.

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   Posted 4/6/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
But if you have problems digesting lactose you may still be able to digest frozen yogurt. I can eat it no problem and especially like the ones that contain the live active cultures. If you read the labels on all of them some have less sugar than others.
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gutastrophe
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   Posted 4/7/2008 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I was making it myself using the yogurt chosen with specific active cultures.  BUT, if the freezing kills the bacteria, then I'd rather just eat ICE CREAM!

Sarita
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   Posted 4/7/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I had ice cream last night. A sundae on a Sunday. It was freakin' delicious. And wouldn't you know, I haven't even had the big D this morning yet.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/7/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
yay Sarita! Isn't it the best when we cheat and don't get punished! Someone above must have decided you earned that sundae.  PS: I like your disclaimer.  The lawyer in me says good job!


26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Sarita
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Fitzy, yeah, I was getting uncomfortable talking about medicine without putting some sort of disclaimer in my sig...

P.S. The D-free period lasted a whopping 10 hours, but that was a wonderful 10 hours :)
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 4/7/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny thing, Sarita, my cousin who has had D since he was in his 20's and is 76 now says that if he eats ice cream before bed it keeps him from having to get up during the night with D. He has about every gastro problem there is but this works for him, at least till morning. He has spent most his life in the john, I think.

gutastrophe
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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   

Just wanted to let everyone know that I googled my own question and here is the result:

The freezing process does not kill any significant amount of the cultures—in fact, during the freezing process the cultures go into a dormant state, but when eaten and returned to a warm temperature within the body, they again become active and are capable of providing all the benefits of cultures in a refrigerated yogurt product.

I started thinking, after I posted this question, that if they can freeze stem cells and embryos and theoretically, even human beings, why can't bacteria survive the freezing process?



Gamma
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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Good to know. Sorry I gave you wrong information.  Everything that I had read said that freezing killed the active cultures.  I'm glad you found tha because I like frozen yogurt better the the chilled type.

Thanks


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gutastrophe
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   Posted 4/9/2008 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Gamma said...

Good to know. Sorry I gave you wrong information.  Everything that I had read said that freezing killed the active cultures.  I'm glad you found tha because I like frozen yogurt better the the chilled type.

Thanks

No worries!  It is for that very same reason that I kept looking!  I didn't want to have to give up my frozen yogurt!


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   Posted 4/9/2008 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info, gutsy! You are creative to make your own frozen yogurt. I might just have to try that. Although my VSL#3 takes care of my probiotic quota for the day (and then some).
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