At Sat, 9 Oct 1999, Helen Dynda wrote:
>**A juicer is a great idea for those who need to stay away from foods
>that are high in fiber! Scroll down for other comments.
>>At Sat, 9 Oct 1999, Ginny King wrote:
>>A while back we got on the subject of intolerence to high fiber foods.
>>As fruits and veggies are such an important part of our diet and health,
>>many of us with fiber intolerence lack the nutritional benefits of both
>>of these. The pain in the bowels after eating these foods had caused me
>>to remove them almost entirely from my diet. So I have bought a juicer
>>and started extracting the juice from many different fruits and veggies
>>that I had not eaten for many years. So far the results have been good
>>(no pain and I had seen an increase in my energy level) and I have been
>>able to tolerate carrots, spinach, celery, oranges, apples and peaches
>>and hope to add more.
>>Juicing is not for everyone as you will retain the nutrients from the fruit when >you drink the juice..."
>**Ginny, can you clarify what you mean here? I am confused. You said,
>"...you will retain the nutrients from the fruit..." Don't you mean
>"from the fruit and vegetables?
>>to continue, you said, "...but you do remove almost all of the fiber and for most >people and those with IBS this would not be healthy."
>**Fiber is necessary for most people; but for people with IBS are you
>saying juicing would not be healthy for people who have IBS?
>>Also the juice is certainly not calorie free, and if you have blood sugar problems >you would need to watch what you drink. But for those of us with a tendancy >towards obstructions (from adhesions or other diseases) it might be a viable >option to add back some vitamins as well as some variety to our diets. Just a >thought.
>**Juicing is an excellent suggestion - not only for those with
>obstruction problems but also for anyone. Vitamins are so important in
>>Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend. Ginny
>The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is:
>* To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *
-- Ginny King