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04-25-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Juicing causing pains?

So I bought a juicer. I've been using it for one week making juices with different combos of apples, pears, pineapple, carrots, and oranges and have really liked it. It certainly makes the pills go down easier. I drink one glass of juice per day.

I've been having what I can best describe as an "ache" in my terminal ileum area since diagnosis in February. Relief has been slow, but as of last week I finally noticed there were a few periods throughout the day where the ache would disappear! Which was exciting to me. Fast forward to yesterday and today: the ache is back, and feels worse than it has in weeks. I've noticed a slight increase in trapped gas. This morning I had a stomachache as well. Could this be caused by the juicing? The only other change to my diet (which is low-residue) has been some chocolate sponge candy, I've been eating about 1 piece per day since Easter. I've handled chocolate ice cream in the past with no problem. Has anyone else had pain with juicing?

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04-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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The juice has no fiber so it should be fine but it can certainly Increase gas or the fast transit may bother you. It shouldn't be of any danger but may be uncomfortable. The choc sponge thing doesn't sound like a great idea if it really is anything like a sponge.
04-26-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Sponge candy: http://spongecandy.com
The inside is crispy caramelized sugar.

Typically I don't like a lot of sugar. Maybe the juice+candy sugar content could be causing trouble?
04-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #4
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I'm not sure that treat is great if you have any narrowing or inflammation. If you *need* it maybe you can have hot tea with It to help break it down and move it along faster.

It's possible the sugar overload is giving your bad gut flora a feast. It's really hard to know but you juicing is important. Perhaps add a probiotic to help adjust your gut flora?
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I saw a dietitian who said cookies or pudding would be a good snack on a low residue diet. I figured one piece of candy would be fine. Are you saying that because the sugar is problematic? The center part dissolves in your mouth if you meant because of texture. Also I take two Florajen3 probiotic pills per day.
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If it totally dissolves it's fine, it just wasn't sure if it's bulky and full of pieces going down.
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Well, I think I'll stop eating both for a week or so and see what happens.
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Taking probiotics really helps with gas
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05-05-2014, 01:07 AM   #9
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the gas is probably the by-product of bacteria feeding on sugar and farting with joyous abandon.
The pain may be caused by the gas.
Try cutting back the sugar, juicing more vegetables and less fruit, and avoiding processed starches (pasta, bread, cake, cookies)
Check out paleo-ish diets ("perfect health diet" is a good intro to real food/paleo/ancestral but is NOT low-carb....)
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05-05-2014, 06:32 AM   #10
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Not sure one could do paleo and low residue... That would just be a diet of meat, no?
05-05-2014, 07:12 AM   #11
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no chocolate no juicing


both aren't good to chrone

change you juice
dont put fruits in it, not that many
05-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #12
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Not sure one could do paleo and low residue... That would just be a diet of meat, no?
Hmmmmm, Meat.......
how 'bout meat, juice and safe carbs to begin with? (yes you can eat carbs on paleo, just paleo carbs) then adding other foods as healing occurs........

SCD/GAPS have intro diets that start with low residue and well cooked foods and slowly introduce other foods as healing occurs

This podcast covers paleo low-residue from 8:51 to 19:46 - make sure you listen right up to the end (16.30 to 19:46)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/balance...dding-fat-loss
"if she wants to eat nothing but sweet potato and fish.....that's fine, just getting over to real foods......"

This topic has been discussed a bit before.......
http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=50830


I agree with Charleigh about the beef, many cannot tolerate it. I don't eat it because i don't really like it, so i eat mountains of lamb instead.
"Most likely he has a beef allergy which is actually an allergy to a certain tick, acquired through tick bites, but the antibodies cross-react with beef sugars." - Paul Jaminet

check this out, might make some sense.....
Bowel Disorders, Part I: About Gut Disease (part 1 0f 4)
http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/07...g-gut-disease/

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01-03-2017, 03:05 AM   #13
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So I bought a juicer. I've been using it for one week making juices with different combos of apples, pears, pineapple, carrots, and oranges and have really liked it.

Bit of a mixture there for a beginner.

May cause internal wind, which will be painful.

Too many fruits too.

Try simpler recipes:

Carrot and ginger root juice

Carrot and baby spinach leaf juice

Celery and cucumber juice
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