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jayce
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   Posted 1/21/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
i know some people eat what doesn't bother them and others try following the scd diet,i'm somewhere in the middle right now with my daughter.
can someone tell me why many of the uc diets say avoid potatoes, she does liked baked potatoes and paked yams-and i feel like they don't leave her so hungry.-thanks
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
asacol 2 3x daily-discontinued
colazal 3 3x daily/switched to 4 4x daily
proctofoam 3x daily/1-2xdaily
mesalamine enema 1x daily
canasa suppostiories 3x daily /switched to court supp 1-2x daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily
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mudua
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   Posted 1/21/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   

 

Potato glycoalkaloids adversely affect intestinal permeability and aggravate inflammatory bowel disease

 

 
 
 


potty girl
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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat baked and mashed potatos, they never bother me. but everyone is different.
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jujub
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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Potatoes never bothered me, but then dietary changes never affected my flare. Even on the BRAT diet I was just as sick. Then I dropped the applesauce from it, and was still the same.
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jano437
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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
potatoes never bother me. Although I do stay away from French Fries
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Jjc2007
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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It's weird. Everyone here is so different. Potatoes never bother me at all (except French Fries and it's all the fat and grease that bothers me). Chocolate on the other hand, always bothers me. Someone gave me some DARK DARK chocolate for Christmas and I have just been eating little tiny bits at a time....and darn, I am flaring.
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/21/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Potatoes have never bothered me - although I do have to make sure I eat protien with them or my GERD gives me heartburn.

I think they are illegal on the SCD diet because of the starches they provide.

What about sweet potatoes? They're really great as "french fries", baked of course, with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon.
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Sara14
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   Posted 1/21/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I love sweet potatoes. I ate a lot of those and mashed/baked potatoes often when I was flaring really badly. They seemed to sit well with me. One of the books I'm reading right now ("What to Eat with IBD") lists both as "vegetables that heal." The author looks at the soluble/insoluble content of foods, among other factors, and then places them into categories of foods that heal or hurt the gut. It's pretty good...written by a licensed dietician who had UC and was later diagnosed with CD.
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Mamas Boys
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   Posted 1/21/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Potatoes and yams don't bother me at all.  They are usually my starch of choice for dinner.  I bake them wrapped in silver foil in the oven till soft.  But, I cannot tolerate the peel.
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Severin
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   Posted 1/21/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Potatos never bother me. Peeled potato that is - potato skin seems to make things hurt on the "way through". I usually have my potato mashed with salt and a little bit of milk during a flare rather then baked. And they are full of starch and carbs. YUM!

Though I stay as far away from deep fried chips etc as I can - bad bad bad for me - potatos become bad for me as soon as they're dipped in boiling oil it seems.

Potato mashed with salt, a little milk and lemon juice, topped with a nice piece of grilled fish (or chicken) :-)
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Old Hat
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   Posted 1/21/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It's not necessary to avoid common foods with UC unless they contain too much roughage, such as nuts & seeds, coarse skins, fats, &/or heavy spices or possible chemical stimulants like caffeine. (Or, if the UCer has a KNOWN food allergy or allergies!) My gastros have always encouraged me to eat as normal & balanced a diet as possible, even while flaring. The idea is to keep replacing the nutrients lost by too frequent sessions on the john. I agree with Quincy when she writes that your daughter should eat what appeals to her, within these general guidelines. So bring on the mashed potatos with peas & salmon bits, egg noodles, lightly seasoned pasta, etc. Just leave out the oregano, creamy or salty cheeses, french fries, vinegar sauces & such. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

princesa
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   Posted 1/21/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet forbids potatoes on the theory that a compromised digestion is unable to break down starches. Sweet potatoes are forbidden, too, but winter squashes are allowed. Butternut squash makes a nice potato substitute.
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Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 1/21/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing a lot of reading and potatoes are considered pro-inflammatory foods.  They are part of the nightshade veggies.  Yam/Sweet pototoes do not fall under this category.  Just your average white Idaho type tots.
 
Many people with arthritis avoid pro-inflammatory foods b/c it increases their symptoms.  If it increases inflammation in the body, I have to believe that it affects the inflammation in our colons.  Of course, I also beleive that all pro-inflammatory foods does not affect everyone the same way....some can tolerate, some cannot. 
 
That's my theory.
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disco
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   Posted 1/21/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
every one is different when it comes to diet, my main trigger seems to be caffeine and often Tomatos espeically marina sauce and pizza.

Other than that I have not issues with my diet.
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort


Old Hat
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Disco-- marinara sauce generally has lots of oregano in it. My 1st gastro told me right away to avoid oregano, especially when flaring. (This was a doctor who treated many Italian-American patients!) That + tomato seeds can be very irritating. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

quincy
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
If your daughter feels good while eating potatoes, she should eat them.
Is she at least eating protein/meat?

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


jayce
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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
quincy-she does eat meat, red meat does not agree with her -very painful, but chicken and turkey have become a daily staple.
thanks for your respnses
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
asacol 2 3x daily-discontinued
colazal 3 3x daily/switched to 4 4x daily
proctofoam 3x daily/1-2xdaily
mesalamine enema 1x daily
canasa suppostiories 3x daily /switched to court supp 1-2x daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily
chewable vitamin
hydrocortisone enema at bed time 6mp50


honey bee 123
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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
they dont bother me either its true veryone is different and u cant beleive everything yiu read . some people get effected bydiet but if u have colitis you have colitis and sufferers dont that many pleasures in life sometimes and food it one pleasure that we can have so eat what u want out if u do notice it that it makes u really bad then try to stay away from it. but i would eat the tatties xxx so tattie it a scottish word for potato xxx
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quincy
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   Posted 1/22/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
PLEASE...she'll eventually find what she can or cannot eat. She won't know if she doesn't experiment. What agrees with one doesn't for another.

I'm really a meat and potatoes person...(must be my scottish heritage honey bee!)..there are also different kinds pf potatoes for her to try, some may be better than others as well.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Old Hat
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   Posted 1/22/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Simply broiled fish such as flounder, scrod, or salmon with mashed potatos can be very good during a UC flare, IMO, often easier to digest than meat. Wouldn't the Scottish agree? Some great salmon is caught in their waters. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.]) 

quincy
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   Posted 1/22/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
aye!!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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