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03-22-2008, 12:26 PM
Yesterday I made a smoothie I put 4 strawberries in with some other foods I can tolerate. I had an IC flare that had me in the bathroom every 10 minutes for about 2 hours.
I am so limited by what I can eat and that is satisfying me on this diet. This isn't the first flare I have had since I started trying to get more RAW but yesterday hurt. I was in pain.
Here is a chart that for the most part is accurate for me also. http://www.ic-network.com/diet/dietcheatsheet.html
Give me some ideas here. I have feel like I am not starving without causing a flare & getting adequate nutrition. In order to fully understand what I am dealing with, you will have to read this page, http://www.ic-network.com/diet/
It is one thing for me to try to explain all of this but easier for you to read it.
Getting concentrated amounts of fruits, veggies and juices at once is hurting me so bad.
03-22-2008, 01:11 PM
I have a close friend with IC and I know how painful and frustrating it can be.
Are you able to eat all the well tolerated foods from the "usually ok"list on the food chart? There are quite a lot of good foods there. How about avocado and almonds? They were in the middle column. If you tolerate them, they can help with feeling full. What about bananas? I would avoid the fruits that bother you far a good long time before experimenting with them. IC is usually thought of as an autoimmune disease and these things take time to improve. Also you might have lesions that need time to heal. You might try sprouted buckwheat or lentils. They are filling and are on the "usually ok" list. Quinoa is also on that list and could help. If you do feel the need to eat something cooked, I don't know if you are all raw at this point, cooked quinoa is a light grain that could be a transition food for you. Using just foods from the tolerated vegetable list, I like to make a salad out of shredded carrots and cabbage and then wrap it in a collard leaf. Summer or winter squash or zucchini can be shredded or spiralized to be eaten with a sauce that you can tolerate well. Green peas are filling and can be eatin as a salad or mixed up into a dip with some spices and avocado.I use frozen ones if i can't get them fresh. I would just go very slowly and listen to your body. I wish you the best!!!!
03-22-2008, 01:27 PM
I have never had an avacado, and I do ok with almonds. I can have a little bit of banana.
Yes, there are so many theories about IC. I have allergies, so mast cell involement comes into play with me. So I have to watch the high histamine foods also. Since I have had IC diagnosed when I was 16 and now am almost 50, my diet has been a very frustrating part of my life.
Too much exercise also triggers a flare, so everything in moderation for me.
03-23-2008, 05:59 AM
It looks as if coconut is an approved food item. If you can tolerate fresh coconut there are many ways you can fix it. For example: ice creams, puddings, wraps, noodles, bars, etc. Also, drinking the water is so good for you. If you do tolerate coconut meat and water, you might want to put a post on this forum asking for coconut specific recipes.
I wish you the best. I had never heard of the illness before reading your post. I am so sorry for your suffering.
03-23-2008, 09:47 AM
I did buy a coconut yesterday at the store. I don't have a clue what to do with it now but I have it here. I live in a town of under 8,000 and we have one grocery store. The produce wasn't real great when I was there. I was going to buy more veggies and try some stuff.
It appears from my experimenting so far that I am going to have to go more veggies than fruits. I am also going to have to slow down my water & smoothie drinking over more time rather than consuming a large amount at one time.
I am also wondering about growing my some of my own veggies in my house. I live in the midwest and we are still cold outside, if I knew how to do it maybe I could get some grow lights and grow some of this. I am going to have to check into this.
Many people don't know about this condition and it can be a real problem sometimes. That is one of the reasons I help moderate on that board, to help make sure people get questions answered and steer them in the right direction for answers.
I appreciate all the knowledgable people on here, I would be lost without you.
03-24-2008, 08:11 PM
Well an update. I figured out part of my problem and I am sure you won't believe me but it is true. I think that I was getting a little too much acid fruit like the strawberries for one. The main thing that happened though is we got a water dispenser so we could have cold filtered water. I bought the water at the grocery store, reverse osmosis.
Well yesterday on a whim, I pulled out tests strips and tested the PH. It was really acid. Then I tested out of our faucet through a Brita filter and it tested 7 - 7.2. which is almost perfect for me.
The other water was too acid for my diseased bladder. Now today I am trying to settle things down so I just juiced once and had carrot, celery, pear and a low acid gala apple in my juice. I have had other raw food today but I am really having to watch it. That is how sensitive I am and how painful it was for me.
Also is there any alternative for white chocolate?
03-24-2008, 09:41 PM
i don't know of any alternative for white chocolate...
but it's good news that you discovered what is causing you pain right now. i wish you the best... :::hugs:::
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