They are high in minerals, such as magnesium and potasium, and vitamins, such as Vitamin A and E. Other nuts and seeds are also high in these. I usually try to eat a variety of nuts and seeds, including sunflower butter. Almonds contain even higher amounts of magnesium, and they are also high in calcium, which is good if you aren't getting enough diary. You can find a mineral and vitamin chart for nuts and seeds at http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/nut-seed-nutrition-chart.html.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had 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.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).
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