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Doctor insights on: Foods To Avoid During A Diverticulitis Flare Up

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more


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Can there be an easy diet to follow to avoid gout flare ups?

Can there be an easy diet to follow to avoid gout flare ups?

Gout diet: Lowering uric acid: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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Is there an easy diet to follow to avoid gout flare?

Is there an easy diet to follow to avoid gout flare?

Yes: Limit meat, poultry and fish. Animal proteins are high in purine. Avoid or severely limit high-purine foods, such as organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel. Red meat (beef, pork and lamb), fatty fish and seafood (tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops) are associated with increased risk of gout. Because all meat, poultry and fish contain purines, limit your intake to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 gr. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat during an ic flare-up?

What are the best foods to eat during an ic flare-up?

Avoid acidic foods: Avoid caffeine , alcohol, acidic foods, and foods high in potassium. Examples of foods to avoid are: carbonated drinks, most fruit juices, most salad dressings, peanuts, mayonnaise, canned soups, aged cheeses, chocolate , ham, soy milk, herb teas, tomato sauces & juice, edamame, cantaloupe , mustard, nutrasweet, vinegar, soy sauce. ...Read more

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1 yr old genetically predisposed to PCOS. Trying to minimize environmental triggers for down the road. Would whole milk in moderation be okay? Avoid?

1 yr old genetically predisposed to PCOS. Trying to minimize environmental triggers for down the road. Would whole milk in moderation be okay? Avoid?

Whole milk ok: whole milk is recommended for children age 1-2 for brain development. Reduction to 1-2% at age 2 would be probably best. Toddlers should have about 16 oz of milk per day and eat a variety of foods. ...Read more

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What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read more

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Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Absolutely: Flares of ulcerative colitis(uc) are quite common and can be brought on by other illness (cold, flu, etc), medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, alleve, etc), missing doses of your uc meds and sometimes for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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What foods should I not eat to avoid having to wake up to urinate, given that i limit liquid after 8pm, and restrict sodium and excess protein?

What foods should I not eat to avoid having to wake up to urinate, given that i limit liquid after 8pm, and restrict sodium and excess protein?

See answer: In addition to what you mentioned, avoiding caffeine (coffee, tea, pop) and alcohol along with other potential bladder irritants including citrus, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, chocolate, tomatoes and tomato-based products, and ?Milk, all may be helpful along with managing and avoiding constipation, evening leg elevation, optimizing sleep environment, exercise program. ...Read more

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Explosive gas, dio or mucus every time eat fish - oily and white, frozen and fresh. Best to cut out of diet or better to eat and put up with symptoms?

Explosive gas, dio or mucus every time eat fish - oily and white, frozen and fresh. Best to cut out of diet or better to eat and put up with symptoms?

Stop fish for now: You can be well nourished even without fish in your diet. Why not give it up for a month, and slowly reintroduce it yo confirm whether that's the problem? ...Read more

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Can eating spicy food a couple of days in a row induce a Crohn's flare up that lasts 3 weeks?

Can eating spicy food a couple of days in a row induce a Crohn's flare up that lasts 3 weeks?

Yes: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition and anything thing that triggers the inflammatory cycle can cause flare that lasts after exposure to the trigger is over. ...Read more

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What are the best meats (if any) to consume during pregnancy? I'm trying to keep my meals as healthy and beneficial as possible.

What are the best meats (if any) to consume during pregnancy? I'm trying to keep my meals as healthy and beneficial as possible.

Meat: You can cook any well-cooked meat that you enjoy eating. Avoid raw meat. Avoid multiple servings of high mercury containing fish such as shark, swordfish and king Mackerel. ...Read more

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Food passes though my colon very slowly, strenuous to eliminate. High fiber diet, stool softeners make no difference. How can I speed it up?

Food passes though my colon very slowly, strenuous to eliminate. High fiber diet, stool softeners make no difference. How can I speed it up?

Water: Transit can be variable. The "normal" bowel movement frequency ranges from 3 a day to 3 a week. Try adding water to you regimen, up to 120 ounces each day. ...Read more

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How to cope with morning diarrhea that occurs when you eat milk, egg or oily food? Too heavy of a breakfast may sometimes cause diarrhea as well.

How to cope with morning diarrhea that occurs when you eat milk, egg or oily food? Too heavy of a breakfast may sometimes cause diarrhea as well.

Avoidance...: Symptoms may be related to lactose intolerance or gallbladder problems. I suggest either trying a lactaid supplement with breakfast or avoiding dairy altogether to see if symptoms improve. Secondly, i'd try eliminating heavy fatty food to see what impact that may have. If symptoms persist, go see a GI specialist. Good luck! ...Read more