What can I eat with acid reflux, IBS, lactose intolerance, and diverticulosis?

I am a 58-year-old female who is a bit of a challenge, I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, IBS, lactose intolerant, and diverticulosis (the less severe one). What can I eat, NOT what I cannot eat? Any suggestions? My life is miserable. One thing or another causes problems. Your help would be appreciated! First...

As a registered dietitian in Canada, I have concern about people questions regarding milk products for those who are lactose intolerant.

I have just been to your website. As a registered dietitian in Canada, I was interested in your Q & A site. I have a concern about people's questions regarding milk products for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk. Those who are allergic to milk, are usually allergic to the protein, often...

I’m allergic to cantaloupe, watermelon and bananas. What other fruits are similar?

Thirteen years ago I became allergic to cantaloupe. I had eaten it all my life so it took awhile to find out what was making me sick. By sick, I mean vomiting, diarrhea, and cold sweats. About seven years ago bananas did the same thing, three years ago it was watermelon. Now there are...

Our daughter who is 4 seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going without for 4 to 5 days.

Our daughter, who is four, seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going four to five days without. The last couple of bowel movements have been hard and we have seen traces of blood in the stool. Our pediatrician has prescribed Dulcolax, a stool softener, twice daily with no real success. The...

I have Crohn’s disease. My fingernails are brittle and peeling. Could this be from a deficiency in a certain vitamin?

I spoke with you awhile back about different diets for Crohn's disease. I have another question for you. My fingernails are brittle and peeling. Could this be from a deficiency in a certain vitamin? I am currently having a flare up with Crohn's and I am at home on a TPN. I add iron...

I suffer from canker sores. Could I have a nutritional deficiency?

I constantly suffer from canker sores. Every time I bite my lip, go to the dentist, jab myself with the toothbrush, I inevitably end up with one. I've tried everything: lysine supplements, zinc, vitamin C, yogurt and antibiotics from my doctor when they get unbearable. These things may lessen the severity, but nothing really...

What is bran?

What is bran? You hear so much about fiber and bran lately. My grandmother used to tell us to eat roughage. Why? Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Bran is the brown, outer covering of cereal grains such as wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn, and rice. The body does not digest...

What is an anti-dumping diet?

I am a dietetic technician in a convalescent hospital. An anti-dumping diet has been prescribed and it has been a long while since I have worked with one. Can you refresh my memory for me? Thank you in advance. Anti-dumping nutrition therapy is for persons with partial to total gastrectomies (stomach partially or totally removed)...

I heard that it’s important to buy milk in opaque cartons because vitamins can leak with exposure to light.

I searched your Web site for info on this topic, but couldn't find any. I have heard before that it's important to buy milk in opaque cartons because vitamins can "leak" with exposure to light. But now I would like to buy my milk in the new, recyclable glass bottles my grocery store is...

I have searched the Internet for a list of foods for a bland diet.

I have searched the Internet for a list of foods which would be on a bland diet. Can you help me? I would greatly appreciate the diet. Prior to 1991, bland nutrition therapy was used to treat gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), ulcers (sores in the stomach or intestines) and reflux esophagitis (inflammation of...

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