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   Posted 11/4/2007 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
so maybe this is weird--but there is this cabbage salad that i LOVE. very light miso dressing and almonds. the only problem is anytime i eat it i need to RUN to the bathroom. sometimes whole pieces of cabbage come out. i don't normally think of cabbage as a problem food, but maybe i am wrong. thoughts?
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   Posted 11/4/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
When flaring - no cabbage for me! Usually, no cabbage for me even when I'm not flaring... Occasionally (when in remission) I'll allow myself an egg roll, MAYBE two. But the cabbage usually causes me issues.

Cabbage is pretty much like iceberg lettuce - water and roughage. Even normal peeps don't digest it well.
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   Posted 11/4/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
No veggies in the whole cabbage family for me. That means no broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts or cabbage. (Of course, I love them all.) Now that I'm in remission I might take a bite of two just to taste, but no more. I haven't been brave enough to try an egg roll yet.

They're known gas-producers and very high fiber, two things that tend to give me problems.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
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   Posted 11/4/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
High octane for sure with cabbage...I'll eat it in salads, however, if I'm not going anywhere a few hours!

As for the whole's always good to chew well, but I can relate to the not chewing well part...which is probably part of my problem as well regarding!

The cruciferous veggies (actually part of the mustard family which I just read) are hard to break down for most everyone...some enzymes might help geared toward that type of fibre.

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   Posted 11/4/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Apparently cabbage is one of the hardest things to digest, I've never had any problems with it myself and I eat it raw in cold-slaw (apparently raw makes it harder to digest compared to cooked) and cooked with cabbage rolls (YUM).

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 11/4/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Cabbage kills me! Cooked or raw. It's rough too because my MIL once a years makes stuffed cabbage for the clan and it is awesome! Usually since it's only once a year I eat it anyway because some things I'm willing to sacrafice a day or two or three for.
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   Posted 11/13/2007 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
i bought a jar of raw sauerkraut for the friendly bacteria without dairy. i did not have good results, but the problems may not have been caused by the cabbage.. couldve been stress or other foods. the sauerkraut is also raved about in the specific carb diet
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   Posted 11/13/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't used to have problem with cabbage but since my colectomy I tried eating cole slaw and it gave me D early the next morning.
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