I have a GI disorder known as Crohn’s disease. What do you recommend to drink on a liquid diet?

I have a GI disorder known as Crohn's disease. I am currently having a flare up and am on a liquid diet. What do you recommend to drink? I can handle soup, Ensure tastes terrible. Also, any tips on how to eat to prevent a flare up? During acute symptoms, you should avoid raw vegetables...

Ever since I was a child, I have not liked milk. Do you think I am allergic to milk?

Ever since I was a child, I have not liked milk. Recently, I have tried to drink milk, but get stomach cramps and diarrhea from it. Do you think I am allergic to milk? First of all, whenever your health status changes and you don't feel the same, you should see your doctor. He/she is...

My wife has been told by a naturopath/homeopath that she has candiditis in her gut. Is it necessary to cut all sugars?

Thanks for your excellent resource. Could you answer a question I have about my wife? She has been told by a naturopath/homeopath that she has Candiditis (too much Candida virus in her gut, which has become a yeast and crossed through her gut wall and into her body). On his advice, she's cut out caffeine, alcohol,...

Is spelt allowed in diets for celiac disease?

With respect to the gluten content of spelt products, how does it compare to other grains and is it allowed in diets for celiac disease? Thanks. Spelt (uncooked and cooked) is in the USDA database. However, the gluten fraction of protein is not measured so I can't give you a comparison. Foods with any gluten...

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

I have a few comments on your gluten response. Its symptoms are continuous diarrhea, cramping abdominal pain, weight loss, and anemia. These are just some of the possible symptoms and are the most common. However, one may not have these and may have others like constipation. I think you should say these are "possible"...

Since my daughter was born she has had a problem with not going to the bathroom everyday.

This is a rather "delicate" subject with my daughter. Ever since she was born, she has had a problem with not going to the bathroom every day and therefore having very large stools. We have tried a variety of remedies Metamucil, orange juice every morning, cereal with bran flakes or oat flakes. Nothing seems...

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...

I have an 8-year-old who is unable to eat dairy products and taking TUMS daily at his doctor’s recommendation for calcium.

I have an 8-year-old son who is unable to eat dairy products, due to GI (gastrointestinal) problems. He has been taking at his Dr.'s recommendation, TUMS daily for calcium replacement. Recently, we have found a soy-based drink that he enjoys. The box that the drink comes in states that 8 ounces of the drink...

I have severe pain just below my rib cage. I saw a MD who suspected gallstones. What is going on?

Lately, I have had severe pain in my upper right quadrant, just beneath my ribcage. The pain is "rolling", "cramping", "hard" pain. The onset is almost exactly 2.5 hours after eating a normal meal. For example, a meal of white chicken breast (no skin), baked potato chunks with very little cheese sauce, kale and...

I have gas all the time. Do you have any suggestions for this?

I have gas all the time. No matter what or when I eat. This is very sad and very embarrassing (at work, church, with friends). Do you have any suggestions for this problem? I do not want people to start calling me "ms odor but". Please reply. Thanks. You do not say if you are burping...

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