Almond flour = Loose Stools?

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   Posted 3/3/2012 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I eat almond flour it seems my stools become loose. Instead of stools being formed and holding together, the stools after eating almond flour resemble a bunch of granules loosely holding together until I flush, then it becomes a mush pile.

Is this bad? Does it mean I'm not absorbing the almond flour?
27 year old male.
Diagnosed 2003. Left sided initially, now pancolitis from rectum to mid-transverse colon.

Have tried: Mesalamines, mesalamine enemas, steroid enemas, 6mp, entocort. Began Remicade late January, 2012.

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   Posted 3/3/2012 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the exact same problem. Nuts in general are not easy to digest. I think the reason it comes out all mushy and raggedy is because it's mostly insoluble fiber, which even a normal person wouldn't absorb.

You might just want to try cutting it from your diet for a while.
Ulcerative PanColitis 1998.

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* Dr. Weil Omega-3 Complex x1/day
* Lialda x3 tabs/day
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* Diet consisting of eggs, homemade yogurt, lots of low-carb fruits and veggies, healthy fats/oils, meat, and occasionally dark chocolate (70-85%).

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   Posted 3/3/2012 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think it's's a result of what you're eating. You won't absorb any foods, just the nutrients from them. Almond flour is oil and fibre..

Unless you're having more than usual bms....then it could be a flare.

I agree to either cut back a bit....or...make sure you're eating other foods to create a better bind.
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   Posted 3/3/2012 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the opposite reaction to almond flour, almost too firm stool bordering on constipation.
It's probable your colon is not able to handle nuts yet, insoluble fiber is hard to process. Why not remove nuts right now and try again later. Stick with soluble fiber.

I just discovered that I was probably eating too much almond flour and nuts. My doc said no nuts for the week before my c-scope and as a result my BM's reduced in number with no reduction in quality. So even I, a nut lover, am cutting back a bit.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of UC with no remission ever
Jan 2010 began SpecCarbDiet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices,)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
SCDiet: Gluten/grain-free, low starch, low carb, honey as sweetener
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