Probiotic Yogurt

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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I have read and been told of the importance of eating probiotic yogurt, not only for people with gut troubles but for people in general. Yet every time I eat the stuff, and it doesn't matter which manufacturer, I experience sharp gut pains and the dreaded D. I have been experiencing this over the last few days and the only change to my diet is the inclusion of the probiotic yogurt. about the only other reason I can think of is that I'm at the end of my Remicade "cycle" with the next infusion set for May 06. Weather the two are related or not is anybody's guess I suppose.

Has anyone else here had problems with the probiotic yogurts?
Resection in August '06
Prednisone banished to the hot place shortly thereafter

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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I cannot do the yogurt either it makes me sicker then a dog.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail
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   Posted 5/1/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Most commercial yoghurts are full of crap, so the reaction could be either to the milk in the yoghurt (lactose intolerance or casein intolerance) or to some other ingredient in it.
The best yoghurt is homemade, because it is fermented at least 24 hours, which gets rid of the lactose (but if you have a problem with casein, it won't do anything for that), is much stronger than store bought, and doesn't have the junk found in commercial yoghurt.
For more info about homemade yoghurt, you can check:

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   Posted 5/1/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
You're better off taking a probiotic supplement daily and indefinitely (even in remission)...the problem with commercial yogurt is now a days they've substituted many if not most with artificial sweetners which can actually exacerbate IBD symptoms and ones with refined sugar do the same and/or additives which also can exacerbate our symptoms. Loo for a good probiotic that doesn't contain sugars or alot of preservatives....the one I use that only contains a little potatoe starch for preservation is called primadophilus reuteri made by natures way and it's helped me, I've been taking it daily for the last 4ish yrs now and only one/day is needed and it's affordable.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 5/5/2009 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   

I have been eating sheep's milk yogurt everyday.  I get it at the local health foods store, or Whole Foods.  It's supposed to have the most beneficial probiotics.  It does need to be sweetened, because it comes plain.

I am also on VSL#3 and I swear by it.  It has helped me immensely.  Since being on the VSL and going gluten-free, I had a colonscopy two months ago and there is only mild inflammation in my small intestine.  I am on 6mp, and think it helps, but I am hoping to get off of it because I am always sick.  I do take a lot of supplements.



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