The liver converts fructose to glucose. A high level of fructose can tax the liver, causing fatty liver.
Bananas, pineapple, and berries are safe for me to eat. They have a low ratio of fructose / glucose. I will also sometimes have water with lemon added to it. Oranges, grapefruit, and kiwis are also considered safe.
These give me diarrhea: honey, apples, pears, peaches, cherries, apricots, nectarines, grapes, melons, mangos, papayas, persimmon, plumes, prunes, raisins, star fruit, dried fruits, fruit juices and jams. They are either high in fructose or/and contain sorbitol.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working
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