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awesomeame
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   Posted 6/7/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been making vegetable and fruit smoothies daily for the past week.  Roughly half a quart for lunch and for supper.  These things are FAB!!! Basically I forgot about all the recipes I found online, and now I'm just throwing whatever raw vegetables or fruits into the blender and blending, sometimes adding water. Sometimes it tastes great, other times not so great, but I still drink it.
 
THe effect on me has been astounding-my energy level is through the roof....I never got that effect from eating vegetables before, so I think the blending really has something to do with it-better absorbtion. Plus I lost 3 lbs! 
 
Anyone else make these, or notice similar effects?
 
Matt

Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 6/7/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Matt, that's great! I was drinking fruit smoothies after my surgery for a while and I noticed the same effect. I stopped doing it but I don't know why. I never thought to try the vegetable smoothies. I doubt I would drink it if it tastes bad!! I'm picky that way. But it's a great idea because I was told not to eat a lot of the vegetables especially raw ones because of blockages. This might be a good way to get them.

Have you ever heard of isotonics? I take them and they are great! They are vitamins and nutrients that are in powder form that you mix with a certain amount of water that makes them isotonic. They absorb in your body in 5 minutes! I've gotten so much energy from them! AND, I take one called OPC-3 that takes away my back pain, etc. I've had to stop taking it all for the last week though because of my surgery tomorrow. You know, how they always tell you to stop taking your vitamins, etc. before surgery? That never made much sense to me, but oh well.... just wondering if anyone else has heard of it or has tried it. They taste great and they are awesome!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
Surgery for kink in small intestine - Monday, June 8, 2009 
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/8/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I love fruit smoothies! I usually blend strawberries and bananas with vanilla yogurt, and skim milk. They're delicious AND nutritious! :-)

I also make shakes with water and chocolate Isagenix powder. Yum!
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 6/8/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Matt, it's so courageous of you to be able to keep these vegie smoothies down.. really.. i tried it once for a while and just couldnt do it, i couldn't swallow it and kept gagging and then threw up. even the smell of it made me SO nausious. but if you can do it, it's great - best way to get the vits. good for you!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


awesomeame
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 625
   Posted 6/8/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey no I"ve never heard of Isotonics before.  Is it an over the counter thing, or a perscription?  Is that the brand name?
 
Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


peggy113
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   Posted 6/9/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Matt,

Amanda had surgery on Monday-- it may be a couple of days before she can answer you.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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