BRAT. Anyone heard this?

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KingJuicer
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   Posted 1/11/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Banana
Rice
Applesauce
Toast
 
 
I have YET to try this during a flare, which I have now. Has anyone tried this?
 
How do you know if you're sensitive to Gluten if you're in a flare? When i was in remission, I'd have a bagel once a day,...and nothing happened..

bbc
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   Posted 1/11/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I would strongly suggets you get tested for cliac as there's no reason to avoid wheat if you don't have to. Apples either have fructose or sorbitol in them can't remember.
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jujub
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   Posted 1/11/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
All fruits contain fructose, bbc. Testing can be done for gluten and lactose intolerance; ask your GI about this.

The BRAT diet is commonly used for diarrhea for short periods of time. It isn't a nutritionally sound diet, so not appropriate for longer periods.
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subdued
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
An extension to the BRAT diet is the BRATTY diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, tea, and yogurt. When I have diarrhea, I'll have rice with turmeric (with a bit of butter for taste), toast with butter and cinnamon, bananas, and tea. Turmeric and cinnamon are anti-inflammatory. I can't eat applesauce due to the fructose. I don't like yogurt. Some people can't eat wheat; so watch out for that.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

-------------------

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


Katmom
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
It is a commonly prescribed diet for sensitive systems---short term. A full low residue diet includes a few more foods with nutritional value, that are easy on the digestive system. Cooked veggies till grey, white bread-ltd. fiber, rice, peanut butter, soft meats, no seeds, nuts ,fruits with seeds, etc.
My daughter has just stopped bleeding for the first time since last Jan., so we are finally able to add a few foods to her diet. Till now, low residue has been the diet, so as not to interrupt the fragile healing of the lining of her colon.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. four x this yr. Low residue diet still, an
6MP, Colazal ,horrible acne/moon for awhile- No more Pred,but 6mp isn't working. Cortifoam enemas 4xweek
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, and Mangosteen for kicks.
update:
Had 4th infusion of Remicade(12-08), and still on all of the other drugs, except Flagyl and Pred. Better, no remission. In a drug trial for children. Living on a flare's edge.


Howright
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   

I have . . . . .

The BRAT diet is what the first doctor told me I needed to do to get rid of my symptoms pre-diagnosis.  If it were only that simple, huh?   He was totally in "flu season" mode and lumped me and my symptoms in with every other diagnosis he gave that day.  Three weeks and two doctors later I finally got in touch with one that diagnosed me Colitis and got me on the right meds.

I do think the BRAT diet is good for the short term, kids that are sick, hubbies with the runs, etc.  Longterm, it's not really for us, a low residual diet would be better. 


 
Diagnosed January 07 - but realize I've been living with minor flare-ups for 10+ years. 
 
Asacol 2 pills/3 times a day. 
Flaring and back on Prednisone.  Big sigh . . . . . .


subdued
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Chicken soup with rice is good for building up strength if you are having diarrhea and can't eat much of anything.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

-------------------

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


bbc
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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Judilyn, but don't some fruits contain more than others and some have sorbitol too.
Judilyn said...
All fruits contain fructose, bbc. Testing can be done for gluten and lactose intolerance; ask your GI about this.

The BRAT diet is commonly used for diarrhea for short periods of time. It isn't a nutritionally sound diet, so not appropriate for longer periods.

Some products with fructose and/or sucrose and/or raffinose

  • All soft fruits
  • All naturally sweet products
  • Beans
  • Honey
  • Banana has some fructose, but can be used by many fructose intolerant people (non HFI)

And all products made with/derived from the above products

Some products high in sorbitol :

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapes (raisins)
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • And juices of the above fruits.

Further reading on HFI : http://www.bu.edu/aldolase/HFI/



Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days

Post Edited (bbc) : 1/13/2009 10:28:58 AM (GMT-7)

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