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DISTANTWINGS Posts: 28
3/5/10 9:03 P

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When first told to take Fish O,l has a preconception I would taste the horrid aftertaste of a dinner of some type of fish, no matter how mild. Now I take 1Gm., before lunch and dinner and experience no aftertaste from the capsules. Nature Bounty seems to be the most pleasing and it is easy to swallow in the gel cap form. Also, I eat veggies raw cooked or however I can prepare them as this composes a lot of my diet and are an excellent source of fiber.

wish you well in achieving the goal you ave set and thank for being so open in your posts. emoticon

CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
3/5/10 4:40 P

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Thanks everyone for the input. I was told to eat a lot of veggies and fruits, just not raw ones. I started taking liquid multivitamins, calcium/magnesium/zinc/D3 liquid and a L-Carnitine capsule. I take a probiotic powder also. I am not a fan of pills and found out my vitamin pills had gluten in them. I had been taking fish oil but I was burping up horrible fishy taste after so I stopped taking that for now. I am going to try taking it before a meal so maybe I won't taste it...

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DISTANTWINGS Posts: 28
3/5/10 1:38 P

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My physician warned me about the Omega3 Fish Oil I am taking about the gut and diarrhea! The reason being, I am in Pain Management, taking Narcotics (due to 9 back surgeries, with failed back syndrome) as no one will revise the old hardware. I am surprised the cod liver oil does not cause the same problem. I am using the Fish Oil to reduce Cholesterol, as 5 statins have been tried, of which I promptly vomit upon ingestion. My Total has drastically improved as my HDL and LDL have come WNL, but it has taken 18 months. Am not concerned with weight loss; with CD, had already dropped 85# - size 16 to Junior 7 (even my belt had to have 6 inches taken off and new holes punched); so I feel badly for those of you that are fighting this battle.
It has only been recently that further exercise could be accomplished and now it is walking and water aerobics. The cold FL winter has kept us from the pool, even though heated, the air temperature was frigid (most of us have thin blood!) gave a quick blast. After numerous congestion, colds and flu ~~ we swore off the pool until we stabilized.

We have Chamber of Commerce weather now - 3/5 75 degrees. Eat your hearts out! lol.

I sincerely appreciate all of you on Spark, reading your Blogs, progression in attaining your goals the defeats as well as the milestone - to a newer healthier you. emoticon

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3/5/10 1:13 P

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I hadn't heard about avoiding veggies after DX. My Dr wants me eating more. For a while I was on extra pro-biotics to get more healthy flora in my gut. Also ground flax seed and cod liver oil still taking for movement and fiber.

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3/5/10 10:34 A

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I don't know about food but my Doctor has me on supplements that can help your gut heal:

L-glutamine 5g (it's a lot in pills, but 1 rounded tsp in powder) It is critical for the maintenance of proper gut metabolism, structure & function. The cells lining the small intestines consume. It helps maintain normal Secretory IgA an immune substance in the gut. ($14-34 svg)

Zinc 50mg-zinc called the healing mineral, helps heal damaged digestive tissue, modulates enzyme activity, controls diarrhea and is needed for a proper functioning immune system. ($4-(50mg)100 tablets)

Panothenic Acid 1-3G (B-vit complex)-controls allergy overreactions. ($16-(500mg)250 caps)

She also has me on 2 probiotics, Florastor(Saccharomyces Boulardii lyo) and Lactabacillus rhamnosus($9-60 caps). The Florastor is expensive ($30-50 caps), I take one of the Florastor in the morning and one of the Lactabacillus rhamnosus in the evening.





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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
3/5/10 7:31 A

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I agree to listen to your body. I can eat black beans but not kidney beans. I can tolerate many raw vegetables now but still cannot eat a salad too many days in a row. I am slowly figuring out what is best for me. The food tracker can help you figure out specific nutrients that you want to get. Just set it to track those. I track calcium, iron and fiber.

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DISTANTWINGS Posts: 28
3/5/10 7:19 A

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I was told just the opposite! Veggies and fruits were good for me and to eat them in abundance. Now, I do have to watch leafy greens, but because of the Coumadin I take.
I would agree to listen to your body; but the old adage of 'an apple a day, keeps the doctor away' still holds true for me.

I wish you well in searching for the appropriate foods to heal.

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3/5/10 1:22 A

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I met with a dietician as part of a Celiac study I participated in and she didn't say anything to that effect. I couldn't eat raw veggies and salads when I was eating gluten and had severe damage to my cilia, but I can now. I don't see any reason why you can't try these foods and see how you feel. As soon as you quit eating gluten, you began to heal and these foods won't cause damage like gluten does. (Maybe some gas, but that will diminish.)

Listen to your body. Everyone is different. Good luck!

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
3/5/10 12:25 A

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Has anyone gotten advice on what to eat or not eat to help your recovery? I have had people tell me not to eat raw veggies and if I eat salad to eat soup with it to help with digestion. The reasoning is the raw veggies are harder to digest with a comprimised digestive system. Any thoughts on this? Or other helpful hints?

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