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The art of eating several small meals a day

Since my stomach holds approximately eight ounces, I have been using trial and error to determine the proper proportions to prepare in my meals. That’s a tongue twister, in other words, I have to eyeball it.  It is never a good idea to do this when one is hungry. If I over eat, I must …

The immesurable value of keeping a food journal

Admittedly, I strayed from my strick diet, but it  seemed to have more or less a resonable risk in it. If the food in quesion had basically the same ingredients, but with a merely,thin slice of cheese. I thought it wouldn’t be straying too much, but during my cramping and pain, the facts had proven me wrong. It just becomes, just one other food I will …

The joys and challenges of incontinence

I have become a woman of accessories. Some are for the cramping pain of my limited stomach and my intestines. Others are for what that cramping might have been predicting. Explosive diarrhea or bowel incontinence, where each  passing of foul gas produces an accident. Sure, they make panty liners and adult diapers for urine incontinence, but …

Absorption Is A Challenge

When I was young and a mother, I had two charts in my kitchen, one had what vitamins were in what food and the other had what each vitamin does for the body. I used the two charts in planning my son’s menus to get the best out of what we were eating. I shopped …

Customizing my diet

Since I have several different health issues that cause diarrhea, factoring in the dumping syndrome has been a difficult challenge.  Prescriptions, over the counter medications and food supplements from the health food store help to a degree, but in the end, it all comes down to diet.  Eating a bland soup with crackers sooths the …

Hello world!

My name is Elaine. I am 58 years old and live on the central coast of California. Since I was 14, I have suffered from bleeding ulcers. In my fifties, I developed gastroparesis in my stomach and upper intestines for which the doctors never found a cause. A year and a half ago, I had a rather large ulcer, …