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Adeel
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FKA/is_n4_v59/ai_19273661/

fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 9/1/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you post a brief synposis? I don't like opening unknown links...I'm vary leery of viruses and such.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


Adeel
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
this is some kind of of sweet which is helpfull for our intestine
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are valuable to our health for many reasons, three of which are of critical importance: 1) helping to keep our, intestines healthy; 2) aiding in the synthesis of key vitamins; and 3) helping to prevent -- or cope with -- constipation, diarrhea, and/or a Candida albicans infection.

ickypoo
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 9/1/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
It's funny you should post this because I was advocating the avoidance of prebiotics like FOS on another thread discussing probiotics (for reasons that it may exacerbate UC). I don't know where the truth lies, but I remain skeptical of the kind of claims made in the article referenced (especially without seeing the primary sources).

FOS may be as wonderful as the author claims, but until more evidence rolls in demonstrating its value - particularly to those of us with UC - I'm going to avoid it.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalazine & Folic Acid.
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
They are PREBIOTICS....the food for the probiotics to feed on and multiply and do their "good" thing.

I highly doubt it's a bad thing....considering they'll be used for a purpose.

q
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


ickypoo
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   Posted 9/1/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Quincy, you could well be right. But then again, could prebiotics not also foster the growth of undesirable organisms?

I'm actually fairly optimistic that a good probiotic/prebiotic combination will be found - which very well may include FOS. I just don't think we are there yet. Research on probiotics is still fairly novel. Prebiotics are even less well understood. Time will tell.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalazine & Folic Acid.
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.

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