Fructose Intolerance or SCD Diet?

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Inez
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   Posted 3/14/2006 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone heard of Dr. De Lamar Gibbons and the dietary fructose intolerance diet? The theory is that the foods w/the sugar fructose is not digested just like lactose.  So basically he indicates to avoid all foods w/fructose and wheat.  His diet does allow white bread and potatoes b/c they are converted to sucrose easily and thus digested better.  I came across this before I heard about the SCD diet.  I just ordered the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle and I'm begining this journey on changing my diet for my health.  I noticed that many have done versions of SCD diet. I'm just a bit overwhelmed by the different schools of thoughts.  I could use some guidance on navigating through it all. 
 
I am sort of new to IBS and UC.  I was officially diagnosed w/UC 3 years ago while pregnant w/my son.  Although while pregnant w/my daughter I was diagnosed w/internal hemorrhoids 5 years ago which I think may have been a beginning stage of UC but am not sure.  My main sympton D w/some bleeding was kept undercontrol w/Rowasa enemas so I didn't dive into understanding what's happening w/my digestive system until now.    I don't have D everyday but often as a reaction of what I eat so I'm definitely convince that a good part of it is diet.  My other symptoms now are excessive gas, bloating, cramping and arthritis which occurs based on diet as well.  I've never been on any other medication outside of the enemas.  However, when I mentioned my symptoms to my dr. she said I had IBS and not just UC & prescribed Asacol, an oral of form of what I'm taking.
 
Inez
 
diagnosed Oct 2002
Rowasa Enemas

pb4
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   Posted 3/14/2006 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not heard of this diet....also, I thought fructose WAS easily digested and that it was processed sugars and sweetners that were not?

good luck

Bera
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   Posted 3/14/2006 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not heard of this particular diet but do avoid all high fructose corn syrup and try to avoid fructose. Fructose is not necessarily bad when part of sugar. I believe sugar is made up of glucose and fructose. Together, it is easily digestable. Seperately, fructose is very hard to digest. High fructose corn syrup is genetically modified corn (please, someone, correct me if I am wrong. Definitely not an expert on this stuff!) I do know there is a difference between fructose intolerance and fructose malabsorption. Malabsorption has to do with just fructose and having fructose in a larger quantity than glucose. Sugar is 50/50 glucose and fructose, thus making it easier to digest natural sugars. Fructose intolerance is the inability to digest sugar at all. Intolerance is very serious, possibly life threatening. Malabsorption is less serious with fewer complications.
 
I don't know much about gluten. Does that get easily hidden by other names on ingredients lists? Isn't it part of wheat?
 
Here's a couple articles on fructose
 
 
 
Since going off fructose, I've had a lot less gas (particularly the stinky gas...). I was pain free for a whole week (RLQ pain) but it's back this week. Better start looking for more stuff to give up!
 

Inez
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   Posted 3/15/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies.  I was a little worried when I didn't see any at first.  I really appreciate it.  I've begun my quest for understanding this and a diet that works.  I'll keep you posted.
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