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Gigi1227
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   Posted 8/30/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been told by my doctor to only eat white meats which is what we have been doing this week.  I am trying to make our dinners as interesting as I can for my husband.  One thing I thought of this a.m. is turkey.  Is turkey okay to eat?  Your input is greatly appreciated.

IndianaUC
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 8/30/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Dark meat has more fat than white meat. If you have D then the fat in the meat will just make things worse. A little should be ok. It will depend how your body reacts to it.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Strangely I find that eating a turkey and ham sub from Subway with lots of vegis will help me come out of a flare. Why I don't know. I stay away from fats or my D will just get worse.


potty girl
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   Posted 8/30/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
turkey and chicken is the main meat that I eat. turkey sets really well with me but everyone is different. I dont know why but the meat that bothers me the most is hamburger even with buying the very lean kind. so I use turkey burger instead.
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nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
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jano437
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   Posted 8/30/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Turkey has caused me no problems. I eat it all the time
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Tj1
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 8/30/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I use ground turkey to make meat loaf and burritos. I like it very much.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


IndianaUC
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   Posted 8/31/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
potty girl,

Beef is the most difficult meat to digest. It basicly rots in our guts so it's doesn't....end well for us who are flaring. When I'm not flaring so much then I will eat a small burger just for the iron. I have to deal with the fat that is in the meat as well, but it's good to get that much needed iron once in a while. I tolerate McDonalds fairly well so I buy them, but there's the long debate as to weather that's actually beef or not. *shrugs* It tastes yummy so unless everyone wants to see me go postal then someone will pick one up for me when I ask. I get tired of eating the same things day in and day out.

Gigi1227,

White meat is much easier to digest. I had pork tenderloin for dinner last night and I didn't have any problems today. I first ate a salad, then asparagus beans, then the pork with baby potatoes. I'm also in what I would consider a medium flare with D and pain.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Strangely I find that eating a turkey and ham sub from Subway with lots of vegis will help me come out of a flare. Why I don't know. I stay away from fats or my D will just get worse.


GardenerJames
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   Posted 8/31/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat a lot of chicken, but for some reason have developed an allergy or something to Turkey, which I LOVE! It makes my guts hurt for hours. I think I'm an anomaly though, so give it a try!
James
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Gigi1227
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 8/31/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys - everyday is a learning experience on the food department. I was told to not have anything w/ fructose or high fructose and this a.m. I thought french toast would be good for breakfast. Well, I cooked it got ready to put the syrup on and guess what it contained high fructose. Gave it to my husband and fixed me my now boring egg sandwitch on white bread. Oh well - life is still good.

IndianaUC
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 8/31/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Mmm I'd rather have the egg sandwhich. Eggs tend to give me gas. I like fried eggs on bagel with cream cheese when I can tolerate it. I have yet to have a problem with any sort of sugar....at least that I'm aware of anyways. Look for pure maple syrup in the grocery store. At least it's not HFCS. *gags* Try also looking up Bob's Red Mill pancake mix. My store used to sell it, but now they don't. There are 2 different versions. There's a website, but I'll leave that to everyone to find on their own as not to plug a website. You can have it delivered to you as well. All natural products that I just love. The multigrain one gives me gas like you wouldn't believe for some reason.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Strangely I find that eating a turkey and ham sub from Subway with lots of vegis will help me come out of a flare. Why I don't know. I stay away from fats or my D will just get worse.


potty girl
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Total Posts : 835
   Posted 9/1/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I love french toast but the syrup is a bit much so I will either use pure fruit jelly with half the sugar are will just dust it with powdered sugar
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2204
   Posted 9/1/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Natural flavored applesauces are also good on waffles or french toast in place of syrup.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


beartooth
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   Posted 9/1/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had no problems with turkey, which is a relief because I love it! I use ground turkey for burgers, sloppy joes; turkey italian sausage for pastas; and I've also found that many of the "fake" meat products are pretty good if you can get over the fact that it is soy. When I've got the bacon jones, I get Smart Bacon, which is soy, but it tastes pretty close to the real thing...the texture leaves a little to be desired as well. Beggars can't be choosers though!

Fructose and sugars in general are often a probelm food for UCers because the bad bacteria in our guts love sugars (and fats and alcohol and lactose). The best way to find a good diet for yourself is trial and error. Maybe keep a food diary for a couple of weeks, and make sure to track symptoms as well. Sometimes my body doesn't have a reaction for 24 hours after I've eaten something, then I'd forget what it was that had got me. I also only cook for one which makes it easier. I hope you can find meals agreeable to your family.
Brandon
 
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06, had symptoms for years prior to dx - currently flaring
Taking Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, and fexofenadine for allergies


ediekristen
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 9/2/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
You know what's strange... I love turkey, like the kind you eat on Thanksgiving. I don't really like turkey lunch meat. But after I eat it (like, every Thanksgiving) later that night or the next day I feel like I have to burp and seriously, it's like it's just sitting in my stomach rotting and it's just sulfur turkey gas... It's really kind of gross but Thanksgiving turkey is the only thing I've ever had that happen with.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) for 8 years so far; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use....

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Lialda 2 pills a day, Rowasa enemas nightly

 
 

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