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    HOW do you guys get your fiber?

    WI Cheesehead
    Tue May 04, 2010 3:09 pm
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    My DD has been gluten free for about a year and I think it's affected her digestion. She's been sick for about a month now, unable to eat or drink much. GI finally took an x-ray of her abdomen and she still has a bunch of stool in there (even though she's taking 2 laxatives every night). They want her to do a purge (like for a colonoscopy) so hopefully that will clean her out. How can I keep that from happening again? I do have flax, but she doesn't like oatmeal (except baked) and I try to get it in stuff. She's unable to drink much right now, but hopefully will be able to soon.
    Mia in Germany
    Wed May 05, 2010 1:34 am
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    Hi Cheesehead wave.gif

    In the first place you should check out if her gut flora is all right. If the gut flora is damaged, you can eat as much fiber as you like but it will only make it worse.
    Secondly, if your daughter is able to eat fruits and vegetables, it would be good to eat raw fruits and veggies - or make them into a smoothie. Fruits and vegetables have a large amount of fiber.
    Psyllium husks are famous for regulating intestinal problems either way, constipation as well as diarrhea. Maybe chia seeds work a similar way. You can sneak chia seeds, flax seeds and psyllium husks into brownies or muffins if she likes that. This is one of my favorite brownie recipes so far:
    Flax Seed Brownies
    Of course she must drink much water, but that you know already. Hopefully she will be able to do so soon again!
    Maybe also check whether your DD has a problem with sugar. Gluten sensitivity sometimes does not only pair up with dairy sensitivity but also with fructose malabsorption. Maybe try to substitute sugar with brown rice syrup in her nutrition for a while and reduce fruits to see if that makes a difference.

    Hope that helps a bit icon_smile.gif
    **Jubes**
    Wed May 05, 2010 9:31 am
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    Fibre can be from fresh fruit and vegetables- more fibre if not juiced, but juicing means you can have so much more

    Brown rice, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa. coconut

    Flax and husks (called psyllium here).

    Dried fruit and nuts, seeds like sunflower or poppy seeds

    And as Mia has already said...............drink lots of water.


    I sure hope that your daughter is feeling better soon

    Julie
    auzzi
    Wed May 05, 2010 7:44 pm
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    Baked beans: psyllium husks: multigrain bread: prunes ...
    jennysue101
    Fri May 07, 2010 9:07 am
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    I'm sorry shes having those troubles. My daughter has always been constipated and shes 2 1/2 now. Fiber just adds bulk to the stool and it'll expand in the bowl making it worse. I use a senna stool softner I found at walmart and that it gentle and she always goes within a day. Her poops were bigger than ours! I never let her go more than 3 days then I have to give her that becuase she wont go on her own. ( afraid it'll hurt, she holds it). hope this helps her,
    Jennifer
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    Thu May 13, 2010 7:55 pm
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    I don't know if it is GF but Laci LeBeau tea works great.

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    painterann
    Sun May 23, 2010 11:35 am
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    I was recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, and am gluten sensitive. The MG crisis stopped my bowels, as I could not swallow food, only drink clear liquids, for some time. Getting regular again has been a challenge, especially GF. But it's worked for us. We bought some unhulled raw sesame seeds (from nutsonline.com--great source), and ground them into a meal in the tiny Cuisinart mill/grinder. This can be put on cereals, fruit, vegetables, salads, digests well, and is very high in nutrition and fiber. Don't toast, if you want to keep the nutrients. We also are using cooked millet, yams, lentils, and dried beans for fiber. We made stir-fry, cooked a little longer to soften, then put in the food processor to create fine pieces (not puree, which caused more blockage). I've eaten a bite of grain followed by a sip of water followed by a bite of veggies followed by a sip of water, etc. We also made a fresh-fruit 'salad' in the food processor, of fresh, unpeeled apple, dates, grapes, prunes, a little lime juice and a tiny bit of sugar. Surprisingly, the sesame meal is very good with this. This has been milder on the stomach than cooked applesauce, plus a lot more high in fiber, and it tastes great. We have made green drinks too, and have added the prunes and dates and grapes to these for more fiber, and fresh tomatoes and parsley. And vegetable soups with as many veggies as we could pack into them. A tasty soup with beets, carrots, parsnips, celery, potatoes, peas, and onions was good seasoned with a little tarragon, dill weed, parsley, cilantro and garlic. You can add finely chopped chicken, flaked salmon, white beans, etc., after making the soup, for variety. A nourishing veggie broth (homemade, with shiitake mushrooms, daikon, butternut squash, celery, carrots, string beans, beets, parsley, simmered for a couple of hours--strain and discard veggies) has helped neutralize stomach acid and settle my whole system down. I'm also taking a daily good probiotic, and digestive enzymes with meals. This took about a week and a half to get things really functioning correctly, but all is now fine. No need for laxatives anymore. Good luck! Hope you can use some of these suggestions.
    rbitg
    Tue May 25, 2010 7:38 pm
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    Beans are good fiber, black, kidney, pinto, etc. I make bean tostadas a lot and all ages like them. I use corn tortillas and put them in the oven with a cooling rack on them to keep them from curling so bad and bake until crisp. We top them with salsa or ketchup, chopped tomatoes, lettuce and/or spinach, guacamole and whatever else sounds good. I often stir some chopped spinach or kale into the bean mix for some extra nutrition, and grated carrots too.
    Amberngriffinco
    Sat May 29, 2010 5:13 pm
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    WI Cheesehead wrote:
    My DD has been gluten free for about a year and I think it's affected her digestion. She's been sick for about a month now, unable to eat or drink much. GI finally took an x-ray of her abdomen and she still has a bunch of stool in there (even though she's taking 2 laxatives every night). They want her to do a purge (like for a colonoscopy) so hopefully that will clean her out. How can I keep that from happening again? I do have flax, but she doesn't like oatmeal (except baked) and I try to get it in stuff. She's unable to drink much right now, but hopefully will be able to soon.




    Have her tested *either by UGI or a simple blood test* for h.pylori. .

    I eat a LOT of salads.. I will SNACK on cooked broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage. I keep the skins on veggies and fruits when I can and I eat them.

    I add nuts and dried fruit to yogurt, cottage cheese, cakes.
    Chef# 616082
    Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:39 pm
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    I've been following "Fit for Life" for about 5 months. It's based on the digestive system and it works. You eat only fruit until noon, and always by itself

    From noon until 8 pm is the digestion time so lots of eating. They never mix starch with protein, because they counteract each other and nothing gets digested. I've been gluten free for a couple of years and find, after following this protocol, my body doesn't like grains much at all. 80 percent of the time I just eat lots of veggies and meat and I feel SO much better. When I do put protein with starch I feel like a snake that ate a mouse, I feel it all the way through, lol.

    Hope she's feeling better soon.
    WI Cheesehead
    Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:13 pm
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    She is feeling better. She's up and down, but I did decide to get some fiber supplements (oat bran, psyllium and apple pectin) to add to her diet too. She takes a fizzy form of magnesium every night too (Natural Calm). The cleanse did help and we're still waiting for test results on the autonomic dysfunction testing. In the meantime, we went to NM and were in the heat outside and she passed out and had a seizure. So back to the neurologist she goes, whom she hadn't seen in 5 years! I think it was just the heat/deyhydration (like 5 years ago) but want to make sure.
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