How much baby spinach?

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NMcP
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   Posted 10/23/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I bought some baby spinach to give it a try. Two questions....#1) what size serving do I eat? #2)How many servings per day do I eat?
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Canansa am & pm, Atenelol 1 x/day, Ativan as needed
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


Ouchie2
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat about two cups a day (fresh spinach)....green leafy vegetables dont really have limits
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Kiss520
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you trying the spinach/sunflower thing?  I'm doing that right now.  When I started, I was using fresh spinach and it was ROUGH on my system.  Came out looking just as it did when it went in.  I would suggest the frozen chopped kind.  For me, that was more gentle. 

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


Cfromutah
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think there is an answer yet to the proper amount of spinach one needs to ingest for it to work because this is a new diet and everyone is different. It probably depends on how depleted your body is of the nutrients it provides. What I did that worked for me to achieve remission was eat a 13.5 ounce can of canned spinach every day or two and also ate other high magnesium foods daily, mostly sunflower seeds and peanuts and sometimes beans. Canned or cooked spinach translates into a lot of fresh spinach because when you cook it it shrinks a lot so I think it would take a lot of fresh spinach to do the trick. With this being a new diet all we can do to figure out how much of these foods to recommend is for all of us who this diet helps to share each others experiences with it and learn from each other. Also I have read that magnesium and calcium can counteract and deplete each other and I have noticed this with this diet, too much calcium will cause magnesium deficiency. If I ingest a lot of calcium foods(Pizza and cheese etc) it takes a lot more high magnesium foods to do the trick. You don't have to eliminate high calcium foods from your diet completely because I do have milk every morning on my breakfast and a little cheese sometimes and stay in remission but beware of eating lots of calcium foods often if trying this diet and trying to get magnesium levels up in your body.

Post Edited (Cfromutah) : 10/23/2008 9:48:32 PM (GMT-6)


NMcP
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   Posted 10/23/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Do magnesium supplements work?
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Canansa am & pm, Atenelol 1 x/day, Ativan as needed
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


Cfromutah
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   Posted 10/23/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
They didn't work for me when I tried them. Magnesium is absorbed better from foods and can actually cause D if taken in supplement form. Also there may be other nutrients in these foods that plays a roll in helping, Beta carotene in the spinach being one that Im quite sure plays a roll.
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