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ssmith3
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   Posted 3/6/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I am currently in a flare and taking prednisone. I was feeling pretty good so I thought I would try something new to eat yesterday. So I bought some granola and almond milk. I had a bowl before bed and was sick all night with bms. Does any else struggle with granola? It was a staple in my diet before my diagnosis in January of this year. Yes, it was the all natural kind from the health store. Any responses would be appreciated... you guys have become my life savers in the past two months!

Shelly :)
Diagnosed with UC in January 2011. On 1600mg Asacol 3x day.

Squattie
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   Posted 3/6/2011 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
For me eating granola is like eating shrapnel. I know I would be very sick eating it. If your innards are in a tender state it just might be too irritating. I'm hurting just thinking about it. Hope you feel better soon.
.....Squattie

lawest74
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   Posted 3/6/2011 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I also used to love granola bars. I can't eat them anymore. Anything 'rough" such as granola, whole grain bread causes lots of gas and bm.
 
It is one of the things I  never eat anymore. I tried eating them once i was in remission and it still caused problems.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 3/6/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you had almond milk lately without the granola? For me the almond milk would be a problem because of the carrageenan. Almost all commercial almond milk has carrageenan and it is a common allergy for people. It is also what is used in mice in large quantities to induce colitis before testing meds on the mice.

I don't drink soy milk or almond milk because of it, it causes me D.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were both diagnosed at 20 yrs old.
Previously on Remicade, Humira - No surgeries so far

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat it often, actually- my lunch lately has been a Chobani with granola mixed in. It doesn't seem to bother me, no more so than anything else, that is! I try to stick with low-sugar granolas, and lower fat ones too.
diagnosed 2002
Asacol
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Imuran- 150mgs/day
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MomWithUC
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
cupcakespinkgal said...
Have you had almond milk lately without the granola? For me the almond milk would be a problem because of the carrageenan. Almost all commercial almond milk has carrageenan and it is a common allergy for people. It is also what is used in mice in large quantities to induce colitis before testing meds on the mice.

I don't drink soy milk or almond milk because of it, it causes me D.



You would think they would put this info. out readily available to warn people like, "hey people, warning! we used this, this and this to induce colitis in lab mice and it worked, might not want to consume this."

Is there a list of all the things they've used to induce colitis in these lab mice around somewhere? Sheeesh, this world is so corrupted!

quincy
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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Granola before bedtime wouldn't have been the bms you were having. But...that's a LOT to have your gastro system work at before bedtime..so I would suspect that it would be churning and active that whatever was in your colon would have been emptied out in a hurry. Especially if you are flaring.

Personally, granola is crap...gas in a box or bar. I've not had granola anything since the 70s.

I've not tried almond milk. I don't know if rice milk has carageenan in it.

The colitis of mice is not the same as humans...UC, that is. and I certainly don't think the amount of carageenan would be comparable.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/6/2011 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I love granola with chobani too! I have heard many granolas are very high in fat, I usually get the natures path brand with peanuts. I am sure it's not very healthy but it doesn't seem to causemy UC to act up.
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