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    Hi Angel Cake,

    The first thing I would do is ask your doctor if there is an alternative medication you can take that does not contain the sugar alcohol. If not, I would not fret too much about it. My thought is that the amount of sugar alcohol in a medication is not that much. Good luck!

    JI
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    Hi Jeffo,

    My thought is that you need some more fat to supply calories, but you have the problem you mentioned with fats. Have you tried using a digestive enzyme to help with the digestion of fats? I do not know of any specifically, but maybe someone else can chime in here. A Google search may help. I would try adding whatever type of cheese you can tolerate to eggs. I would include small amounts of avocado since it has a high FP in quantity. Cream and butter would certainly add to your calorie count as would olive oil. Can you tolerate gluten? French bread has a low FP, and is great with butter or olive oil. Lactose free (Breyer’s) or soy ice cream (Trader Joe’s has one) would add to your caloric intake.

    JI
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    in reply to: New to group #7494

    I have overcome the depression, and am in a place of joy. My symptoms are mild compared to how they were in the past. I believe that the body truly tries to heal itself, and a good outlook on life helps it happen. The right diet does not hurt, either! My symptoms started after a series of stressful events, the most traumatic being that my 14 month old puppy was hit by a car and died two days before Christmas two years ago! My former dog had died just a year before, at age 11, due to cancer. Currently pour my energies into having fun, loving my current dog, and embracing the love and joy of having good family and friends. I hope that you find your healing journey. Keep the faith, things will get better!

    JI
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    in reply to: New to group #7486

    Welcome, Jsbarnes! The fast tract diet helped me immensely. I was so frustrated when the doctor put me on Nexium, and it did not do me one bit of good! I always felt it was harming me. My diet was so limited, I lost a ton of weight, and my symptoms would not abate. I went into a state of depression. Reading Norm’s book gave me a great deal of hope.

    I know that my LES opens freely at will (doctor saw it during my endoscopy), and in the past, the surgical options have been very scary. The side effects seemed worse than the actual problem that the surgery was supposed to fix. One promising procedure is called Endostim, and it is done in other countries. The operation is not FDA approved in the United States yet, and I think it is a few years down the road in this country. It does not alter your anatomy, but is an electrical impulse, somewhat like a pacemaker for the heart, that makes the LES function properly. I hope you find success in managing your symptoms! You have come to the right place for help.

    JI
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    in reply to: coconut milk? #7422

    Hi Joy, I think it would work, but why not give it a try? Almond milk may also work for you. Just make certain that is says unsweetened. I have had a product that is half coconut milk and half almond milk. I believe it is made by Silk. It’s quite tasty! Of course, you could also buy the products separately and combine them yourself.

    JI
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    Don’t stress about it! Measure the total amount in cups and divide the best you can by 5. Minor errors will not affect your overall progress on the diet.

    JI
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    This product has nothing to do with digestive health.

    JI
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    Hi Cme–Yes, I made the cheesecake and froze the unfinished portions.

    JI
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    Gloco1965…Sometimes you have to switch doctors in order to get someone to listen. I had doctors tell me that I was crazy to think that Nexium was not working for me. One of them told me that I would get esophageal cancer if I quit the medication. Not only did the Nexium fail to help me, I believe it caused me to get SIBO by reducing my stomach acid. I finally found a doctor who did some testing. She discovered that I have non-acid reflux. Norm’s diet has helped me more than any other treatment.

    JI
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    in reply to: Lydia's crackers #6130

    Hi fasttracklady– it’s pretty easy to figure out with the FP calculator. You just need the glycemic index of the food, carbohydrate grams, fiber grams, and sugar alcohol (artificial sweeteners ending in “ol”…sorbitol, etc.) content. Assuming these crackers have the same GI as graham crackers at 74, the FP would be 6. Using Norm’s recommendation to estimate the GI to be 50 if it is unknown, the GI is 7. Both are in the upper range of low FP. This number will be higher if there is sugar alcohol in the crackers. You will find the FP calculator tab in the black bar above.

    JI
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    in reply to: Slippery Elm Bark #6115

    I would not be concerned about the FP of Slippery Elm. The Now brand (and most likely others) has < 1 gram of carbohydrate per 800 mg. (2 capsules), no sugar and no fiber. Do not take it within a couple of hours of other supplements or medications due to the coating effect that could lower the absorption. It is not recommended to take Slippery Elm if you are pregnant or nursing.

    JI
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    in reply to: Dairy #5907

    I recently discovered that I have a sensitivity to lactose. My Gastroenterologist advised that I give up lactose for a couple of weeks to see if it cut down on excessive gas/bloating. I noticed a great difference when eliminating milk, substituting with almond milk or lactose-free milk products. Hard cheeses are no problem since they have very little or no lactose. As we age, our body sometimes loses the ability to properly digest lactose. It’s pretty easy to eliminate lactose for a week or two to see if that is a problem for you. A couple of other family members have this problem as well. I don’t know if it is hereditary, or just very common.

    JI
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    in reply to: Alkaline water #5834

    Hi Jeffo,
    I do not think that drinking the alkaline water could hurt. It may help, worth a try. A lot of city water supplies are slightly alkaline. The alkaline water would be more so. My online yoga instructor has suffered from acid reflux, and says that drinking an alkaline tea has helped her immensely. It is called Body Rescue alkalinizing tea, and is available via Amazon.com.

    JI
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    Hi Jules, my gastroenterologist recommended Gaviscon liquid. But, I do not like the formula sold in the United States as it contains aluminum. I order Gaviscon Advance liquid and tablets online from British Pharmacare. The UK formulation has no aluminum, and contains much more of the active ingredient, sodium alginate. The shipping is free, but it will take some time to arrive. The Gaviscon Advance forms a barrier over your stomach contents, and prevents reflux from getting into your esophagus. It also soothes the stomach. You cannot eat or drink anything after taking it with the exception of about 1/2 cup of water to wash it down, or the barrier will be broken. This product may help you a lot with the rebound from getting off Nexium. Good luck!

    JI
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    in reply to: Fat/Oil intolerance #5773

    My niece who is only 8 years old was hospitalized a couple of times lately because of vomiting everything she ate and consequent dehydration. The diagnosis was pancreatitis. She is fine now, but has to follow a low-fat diet. I think that problems with the gall bladder and pancreas are exacerbated by consuming fats.

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