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Diverticulitis food plan? Grains?

Diverticulitis food plan? Grains?

High fiber, fluids: In general, the most advantageous diet for those with diverticulosis or wwho have had an episode of diverticulitis is a high fiber diet with plenty of fluids. Fiber rich foods include fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals and breads. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat. ...Read more

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Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more

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Can a diabetic eat low GI whole wheat brown bread?

Can a diabetic eat low GI whole wheat brown bread?

Yes: That bread is better than a higher carb, white bread of course. Read the label on the bread though and assure you count the "Carbs" in all your foods (daily ranges can be from 135-270 grams). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Experiencing brown, sticky stool - why? Discomfort up.Abdomen, no pain. Diet: fruit until12; salad w/each meal; carbs & protein dinner.Possible reflux?

Experiencing brown, sticky stool - why? Discomfort up.Abdomen, no pain.
Diet: fruit until12; salad w/each meal; carbs & protein dinner.Possible reflux?

Irritable Bowel: About 30% of people of central european ancestry lose the ability to efficiently absorb fructose (fruit sugar and table sugar) as they age. The fruit you eat in the morning may be causing your problem, which is often diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome. Try avoiding fruit and foods with lots of sugar for a week and see if this helps. ...Read more

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My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; i trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read more

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Can a person on low residue diet b/c of diverticulitis eat watermelon?

Can a person on low residue diet b/c of diverticulitis eat watermelon?

Yes: Some current GI folks do not buy into the seeds restriction. I general avoid most watermelon seeds - fun to spit at a tree! ...Read more

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Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food.  But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened.  why? 
He ate whole canned fruit.

Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more

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Is food pyramid wrong w/ 11 servings of carbs? I eat more fruits&veggies, protein w/whole grains&beans, but not 11 srvs. Could less carbs be harmful?

Is food pyramid wrong w/ 11 servings of carbs? I eat more fruits&veggies, protein w/whole grains&beans, but not 11 srvs. Could less carbs be harmful?

Food pyramid: Carbs can be healthy: whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains are also carbs. These are complex carbs. Avoid processed, simple, and refined carbs. Beans are excellent. Nuts are excellent. Quinoa is excellent ...Read more

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What kind of nut/seed snack foods don't aggravate diverticulitis?

What kind of nut/seed snack foods don't aggravate diverticulitis?

High fiber!: The idea that folks with diverticular disease should avoid seeds, nuts, corn, popcorn has never had any data to support it, so unless a particular food item causes discomfort, i don't advise its avoidance. That said, those with diverticular disease should be on a high fiber diet with plenty of fluid- this has been shown to decrease episodes of pain. ...Read more

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Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?

Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?

?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more

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Looking for dietitian advice does protein cereal really curb hunger on diet? Given the ingredients such high protein, fiber and whole grains.

Looking for dietitian advice does protein cereal really curb hunger on diet? Given the ingredients such high protein, fiber and whole grains.

Curb appetite. : Complex carbohydrates, fiber and proteins do curb the appetite by slowing the absorption of foodstuffs from the stomach, essentially. The longer food remains in the stomach, the longer it will take you to get hungry for the next meal. ...Read more

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Most effective things go eat on fruit and vegetable diet?

Most effective things go eat on fruit and vegetable diet?

Fruit & veggies only: Is too limited. For a healthy diet, check out www.Drmcdougall.Com. He cites lots of research evidence for a low-fat, starch-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more