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18 Mar 2003

Ulcer Friendly Food
The Cyberdoc has recommended that I contact you with regards to foods that are ok to eat when one has an ulcer. If possible could you supply a list of yeahs/neighs.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sharl
The dietary treatment of ulcers tends to be rather individual - some patients produce more acid when they eat white bread, others when they eat brown bread. It is, therefore, a good idea to keep a food diary for about 2 weeks, noting down what you eat and drink and your symptoms, so that you can get any idea what foods YOU need to avoid. Generally speaking, the following foods are to be avoided: very spicy foods, curries, condiments, gassy cold drinks, all alcohol, excessive intakes of coffee, tea and other caffeine-containing beverages (Red Bull, cola drinks). Some patients also react to raw onions, cucumber, green pepper and the cabbage family, and legumes, so if you find these foods produce discomfort, then cut them out. Eating 6 small meals a day can also prevent your stomach being exposed to acid. Split up your main meals, e.g. Breakfast: cereal with milk or yoghurt, fruit and milky beverage, Tea-time: toast with cheese or a boiled egg and milky beverage, and so on. Stress is one of the most important factors, so do try to relax and do deep breathing exercises and/or yoga.
Best regards
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