an apple a day???

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I read this in the July issue of Vegetarian Times, & thought it was quite pertinent here!
 
"An apple a day just may keep colorectal cancer away, suggests a study in Nutrition. The study shows that pectin, a soluble fiber in apples, enhances the formation of the fatty acid butyrate in humans. A major player in the health of the colon's mucosal lining, butyrate protects against the growth of tumors & precancerous cells."
 
I do eat a fair amount of apples, peeled mostly. Yum!
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bellski
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   Posted 7/2/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info, I'll keep that in mind and eat more apples. (O:
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 7/2/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Does the apple have to be raw?
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pb4
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   Posted 7/2/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat an apple a day, I love granny smiths the best.

:)
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Sara14
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   Posted 7/2/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I read about that study too! Thanks for reminding me about it.
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Sistermarie
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   Posted 7/2/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I adore apples and used to eat one every day. I will try one peeled, because I really miss them (along with popcorn, which I am NOT going to try!). 
 
 
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quincy
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   Posted 7/3/2008 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Apples are definitely a good source of lots of goodies for the body...


I think they'd be fine if cooked/sauced without anything added.

I always eat mine peeled anyway, but would eat cooked peel.

I remember someone who loved apples with peanut butter...another who had to salt them.

q
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Red_34
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   Posted 7/3/2008 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried an apple a day and guess what happened? I have painful D for a while until it got out of my system :) I absolutely LOVE apples but I can't tolerate them even cooked. Wished I could tough :( I used to make apple "cereal", I would peel and cut up an apple in little bites, pour milk over them in a bowl and add a bit of sugar. hmmm good!
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Lonie
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   Posted 7/3/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Apples and peanut butter; yumm-o! Funny thing, apples are one of the fruits I tolerate best. Crazy how this DD affects us all so differently isn't it?

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potty girl
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   Posted 7/3/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I love apples also but Im like Sherry, they kill me.
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   Posted 7/3/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Most everything I eat right now causes me problems. And apples are high in fiber and I cannot tolerate any high fiber anything right now.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 


Sara14
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   Posted 7/3/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I love apples with peanut butter! Apple cereal is a new one to me...will have to try that!
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


Eva Lou
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   Posted 7/3/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I love apples & pnut butter too- soooo good! As long as I peel the apple, it doesn't bother me. Now, it's funny that apples give some people diarrhea, because the fiber in them is soluble- which is supposed to slow things down in the gut! Of course, if you're flaring, all bets are off. Or rather, all food is off! Applesauce is great too- homemade, definitely. It rocks!!!

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Culturelle
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 7/3/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Fiber can be used to relieve mild to moderate diarrhea. Soluble fiber soaks up a significant amount of water in the digestive tract, thereby making stool firmer and slower to pass...not cause D.
 

Insoluble fibres absorb and retain water, accelerating the transit time of gastrointestinal contents. For many IBS patients, insoluble fibre is hard on the system. For others, it can help to prevent constipation.

Water-insoluble fibres are made up of a) Lignin (found in vegetables), b) Cellulose (found in wheat), and c) Hemicellulose (found in cereals and vegetables). Cellulose and hemicellulose are substrates for microbial fermentation, which provides energy, and may also be important in converting toxic or carcinogenic compounds into non-toxic forms.

These fibres also increase stool bulk, which can help with muscle tone in the colon.

Again, I must mention that insoluble fibre is hard on the system. You shouldn't cut it out completely, but don't overdo it either.

:)


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quincy
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   Posted 7/4/2008 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah....balance :-D
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!


mudua
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   Posted 7/4/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Apples are bad for me when I have a flare
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