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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Living In: Parma, Ohio, USA
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My BF has an ulcer..(MD is pretty confident that is the cause of his pain, just waiting till he has an endoscopy to confirm and treat. In the meantime, I have no idea how to cook for him. Does anybody have an really good, ulcer-friendly recipes? They need to be low fat, low acidic, high fiber, non-greasy...

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Last updated: Dec. 4, 2008 10:41 am
Posted: Dec. 4, 2008 9:05 am
Commented by: Pixie2
Dec. 4, 2008 9:24 am
sorry to hear that your BF is sick. I know they say with ulcers to drink lots of milk...
Dec. 4, 2008 9:26 am
Thanks pixie!! He's been drink tons of milk!! We spent all day monday in the ER, they ruled out pancreatitis and apendicitis - thankfully!!
Dec. 4, 2008 9:32 am
Basic Ulcer Diet Guidelines GOLDEN RULE NO. 1 Stay within these guidelines and use only the foods that you are not reacting to - eat in moderation, excess is dangerous! To achieve the 3 main goals of your stomach ulcer diet, take note of the following, most of them are common sense; DO's Chew your food properly Eat SLOWLY. Many people find it so hard to do this. Taking meals ‘on the run’ is a no-no Chew and swallow food slowly. Be relaxed when you are eating Sit upright or even stand up when you eat Choose low fat foods rather than fatty foods Finish eating at least two hours before you go to bed. Drink Water - lots of it! In most cases, a glass of water can relieve abdominal pains within ten minutes. A glass of water a half hour before and two to three hours after each meal can relieve ulcer pain continuously. Eat three small meals plus three snacks per day. Eat regularly to avoid periods of hunger. Monitor other food sources like dairy products, cola beverages, fatty and fried foods, tomato products, and hot spices. Some may be marginally aggravating - you can experiment with these and then adjust your intake to suit what is comfortable for you. DON'T's Try not to drink too much tea or coffee - caffeine raises acid levels. try abstaining from alcohol - it also raises acid levels Smoking – nicotine also raises acid levels. Smoking is known to delay ulcer healing. Try not to use any form of aspirin (check those packaging inserts!) Painkillers and arthritis medications (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAID's) which contain ibuprofen (again, check those packaging inserts)can cause ulcers and delay the healing process Antacids should be used sparingly or avoided – most antacids contain magnesium and can cause diarrhea. Stop eating any food that causes discomfort – even if it tastes nice!! 


Food Types and Quick Fixes It is important to remember the main cause of ulcers is H. pylori and the continuous use of NSAIDS. An ulcer diet alone is not going to fix your ulcer - it is only a supplement to the ulcer treatment prescribed. There are some foods that can really aggravate ulcer symptoms and delay the healing process. The level of aggravation differs from person to person. For instance, you may not have any reaction to a particular food that is really affecting someone else badly. Also remember that over-the-counter drugs and antacids only offer short term relief. They only mask the symptoms of ulcers, they do not repair the damage caused by the ulcer, which is the real problem. Short term fixes usually do more harm than good – in that short window period where you get some relief, you will be under the impression that your ulcer is cured or under control. This is usually when you tend to ‘let go’, relax, light up a smoke and have a glass of wine.


GOLDEN RULE NO. 2 Rather try a vegetarian diet for a while to reduce inflammation and stop consuming ANY food that you can feel is aggravating your condition. FOODS - FEED YOUR ULCER CORRECTLY! The Good Stuff - This is a short list of foods that have commonly been found to be well tolerated by ulcer patients. Vegetables - Fresh, frozen, or canned. Vegetables, Okra, sweet potatoes, squash, yams, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bean sprouts, carrots and carrot juice, potatoes, cabbage juice. Fruit - Papaya, avocados, bananas, Blue grapes, almonds and almond milk and any other fresh, frozen, and canned fruits. High-fiber foods - Brown rice, barley, oats, are helpful as they can naturally coat and soothe your stomach lining. Eggs - 3-4 egg yolks per week maximum Smooth peanut butter # Fresh, frozen, and canned fruits Meat in small 6oz portions at most - lean beef, pork, lamb, veal, crispy bacon, lean ham, and skinless poultry. Fish - All fresh, frozen, or canned fish packed in water
Dec. 4, 2008 9:33 am
no specific recipes but think plain food, ie, baked potatoes, baked chicken& fish, rice or pasta cooked in chicken broth, cooked veggies are better then raw except for tomatoes, no sauces, especially tomato sauces, no citrus, no onions, peppers, garlic, etc.
Dec. 4, 2008 9:35 am
Dec. 4, 2008 10:41 am
hope this helps!!!
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