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happyliving
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   Posted 2/1/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Do you guys have issues with Cashew Nuts and Almonds?
I'm weighing very less and planning to eat for gaining weight

Please advise

Peety
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   Posted 2/1/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I can only handle a small amount, maybe a dozen nuts at one time, or they give me distress (pain).
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


Cfromutah
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   Posted 2/1/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
try them and if they give you issues try nut butters instead, nut butters will be easier on your colon while your flaring. The nutrients in nuts help my UC a lot. Chew the nuts up real good and they will be less likely to give you issues.

princesa
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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Another vote for nut butters if you're flaring. Otherwise, chew nuts well and start with small amounts to see how you tolerate them. Avacado, healthy oils - flax, olive, Udo's - and protein shakes can also be helpful in gaining weight.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


happyliving
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Princesa,

What are the best Protein Shakes for UC'ers?

Can you please list out some brand names?

 

Thanks in advance

 


Probiotic
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, nut butters are delicious but I can say categorically that they launch me into nasty flares. I have been extremely skeptical about all the buzz on the spinach and sunflower seed diet but, knowing that raw seeds and nuts flare me, I tried it with spinach and sunflower nut butter- a very high quality and delicious one without any added ingredients. It flared me. The spinach does not cause me any problems. Yesterday I tried to eat my usual spinach but with a pantothenic acid and beta carotine supplement respectively to substitute for sunflower seeds or butter. Perhaps just coincidentally, or from some fillers in the supplements, or perhaps from the 25,000 IU of beta carotine- who knows- I flared up last night. It seems that for me, the only part of the spinach and sf seed diet I can tolerate is the spinach. In any case, in two months my attempts to get any benefit from this diet have failed dismally. I will keep eating lots of spinach though- it is well tolerated and has become my new veggie staple.  I am toying with the idea of trying raw deshelled sunflower seeds, as I am astounded some with UC can actually tolerate them?!  Maybe it is worth it to try a few just in case they have some qulaity that wouldn't flare me even though the nutbutters do.... or maybe I am just a glutton for punihsment.  I try anything but still find it amazing that those with symptomatic UC can tolerate and benefit from raw seeds of any sort.


Pancolitis ~20 years, once had a full med-free 10 year remission,
but flaring/simmering on and off for years, allergic to all 5ASAs
12.5ish mg pred, 100 mg Imuran TCM (acupuncture & herbs)
Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, VSL3, etc), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circuminboswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade
 
 
 


Qvist
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   

I was told 3-4 weeks ago (by an naturopath/acupuncture-woman) to begin to eat nuts. I eat a lot of almonds, Pistacie nuts and peanuts every day for the last 3 weeks or so. I don't seem to have any problems with it.

But I can never feel if I have issues - I just suddenly discover that I flare (when there is blood in the bm) for some reason or the other .........

I am as everybody here trying to find my triggers, and I feared (still do a bit) that eating that many nuts could be one. But so far it isn't.

 

 

 


princesa
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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
happyliving said...

Hi Princesa,

What are the best Protein Shakes for UC'ers?

Can you please list out some brand names?


Jini Patel Thompson, author of Listen to Your Gut, recommended Proteins+ by Genunine Health to me as a formula she likes for IBDers:

http://shop.genuinehealth.com/ProductSelection.aspx?Productid=2620&Categoryid=85

Choose a whey protein isolate over a whey protein concentrate because the isolate is virtually lactose-free. You may also want to try an egg white protein. I use them to avoid dairy as I seem to have issues even with lactose-free products. Two egg white proteins I've used are Healthy and Fit and Jay Robb's. I like these because they are both sweetened with stevia. Avoid anything sweetened with aspartame.

http://www.nutritionexpress.com/protein/egg+goats+milk+rice+hemp/egg+protein/healthy+n+fit+100+egg+protein+vanilla+ice+cream+2+pounds.aspx

http://www.nutritionexpress.com/jay+robb+egg+white+protein+vanilla+24+ounces.aspx


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


happyliving
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanq Princesa,

After how many days of taking these prodcuts , we can notice a change in the body weight gain?
I'm exercising every alternate day.
I'm weighing very less around 125 pounds and my height is 5'9"
Does this product have any problems of digestion or absorbing in the colon?

Please advise..........

sore_guts
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I stayed away from nuts and seeds for a long time because I was told IBDers shouldnt eat them. But I started eating them and had no probelms with them whatsoever, wether flaring or not. In fact now I eat a variety of seeds and nuts and nut butters nearly every day. I think every healthy, whole food should be given a fair chance by each individual person and if you can tolerate it then eat it. From my own experience it was really limiting and detremental to my heath to eliminate so many foods just because other people cant tolerate them.
 sore_guts
 
Currently in Remission since June 2008!! Flaring again :(
 
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
37 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill  3 2 times/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day
 
 


Cfromutah
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
sore_guts, will you email me? I would like to talk with you if you
don't mind.
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