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   Posted 7/21/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
So I'm on a candida diet for the next few weeks to get rid of some yeast infection crap that has been under my  wafer for months. I can't eat sugar or carbs like bread or crackers, so I'm hating life.
My question is, can ostomates eat granola or oats like oatmeal or bars with oats in them?
Thanks guys :)

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   Posted 7/21/2011 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat granola, cereal bars, weetabix, shreddies, museli and oat bars. There are only two things I avoid, mushrooms and stringy/chewy meat.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

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   Posted 7/21/2011 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Just be careful the first few times to see how YOUR body likes them:)
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Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

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   Posted 7/21/2011 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i used to eat them all the time with no problems.
the fiber one kind with chocolate and peanutbutter are really good, and the quaker oats with chocolate chips and peanutbutter chips are good too.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 7/21/2011 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, you can eat oatmeal and fiber/oat bars, but check the sugar content on those. wink
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 7/22/2011 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree - yes, BUT test the waters first. My body handles things differently if on an empty stomach vs a mid-day snack. And drink your fluids too. Enjoy. Unfortunately, most of those bars do have a lot of sugar.
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
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   Posted 7/22/2011 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are avoiding carbs/ sugar you should also avoid all other starches. Mean anything that can or is white, granola and oats included. I did a diet for 4 weeks call the 4 hour body, where you cannot eat any starches or dairy, basically if it converts to sugar you can't have it. just lots of protein and veggies. this also means NO FRUIT! (which is so hard in the summer!) If its only for a few weeks, if you can cut out all the starches and sugars you'll get the yeast food out of your body much faster and therefore get better faster. It is a hard diet. I was grumpy and found I had a hard time eating enough protein to stay full but after you get a week into it it gets so much easier. Eggs, chicken, beans Lots of green veggies, and i did this with my colostomy. ileos though, not sure if you can handle the beans. I ate everything with my ileo but lettuce so i'm not sure if you can go whole hog like that though. If you can't handle lots of veggies and beans you will probably need some whole grains that are lower in carbs so you don't starve and I think oats would be a good choice. So would Quinoa I think. Its very high in protein and extremely good for you. Not sure of its carb count though.

Are you allowed to have yogurt and kefir? Both are great at fighting yeast and kefir is becoming more widely avalible. Its a yogurt drink that's super good. It does have sugar, but all the pro and prebiotics help fight yeast. If you can't have it now, whenever you beat the infection you may want to add it into your diet semi regularly to help keep the yeast at bay.
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery step 1 of 2 3/21/11
-Takedown 6/13/11
I <3 my J-pouch!

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   Posted 7/23/2011 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I'm eating plain organic flour right now. I am allowed one serving of fruit a day on this diet and I'm having some low-sugar fruit with it. It's not horrible.

I know quinoa is allowed on this diet so I will have to look into it. Mostly I've heard it used in place of flour (you use quinoa flour instead).

I'm going to be glad when this is all over.

Recently I had someone tell me that maybe I can't get rid of the yeast because of all the immunosuppressant drugs I was on for Crohn's. I was a good 8 years of that at least, so I may just need to wait until my system gets back into gear...It's been a year but I haven't been eating the best. I may just need to be patient.

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   Posted 7/24/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
     80's chick....have you tried Nystop?  I had a yeast infection under my wafer about a month post-op and my surgeon gave me a bottle of that to use.  It worked great.  Just put it on when you change your wafer and let it sit a few minutes and wipe with a tissue.  It won't work overnight but it sure did help me.  I never changed my diet at all.  Good luck!!!

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   Posted 7/24/2011 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I've been using it for 9 months.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)
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