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Safe Brand Foods List and Names
      #9489 - 05/20/03 01:54 PM
Lisa from LA

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Hello to all! I am new to the board and was wondering if there is a listing anywhere for Brand Names Foods. If not, Heather this would be a great idea. Example: Amy's brand Marinara...Also, a restaurant listing. Example: Chili's Grilled Chicken Plate. This is just and example and does not by any means indicate that the above is safe. It would so nice to start a list and continue to add to it. This way we can print the list and take it with us to the grocery store. What do you all think?

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9525 - 05/20/03 05:56 PM
Cleo1

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Hi, well I am new to this site but find it inspiring to hear everyone's advice on this disorder. I have had IBS for as long as I can remember but have only been diagnosed officially in the last few years. I think starting a list of safe foods found in restauraunts and grocery stores is a great idea. I work two jobs, one of them being in a restaraunt and I sometimes find it hard to be able to have an IBS friendly meal easily. Does anyone have something to start off the list?

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9526 - 05/20/03 06:01 PM
Lisa from LA

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Whole Foods Brand Fat Free Marinara Sauce
(it's awesome, cheap and safe)

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9527 - 05/20/03 06:06 PM
Lisa from LA

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What would be a good way to keep a cummulative list? Maybe Heather can help us out. This would be so awesome to have...
Lisa


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Re: Good idea... new
      #9528 - 05/20/03 06:14 PM
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I would love to see something like this set up (and help by adding to it!).

I think we would have to do several different ones for different countries though eg, 1 for US, 1 for UK, 1 for Australia etc because the brands and ingredients differ so much from country to country.

I definately think it's a great idea though!

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Safe Brand Foods List and Names - Spectrum Low Fat Mayo, Silk Soy Milk and Yogurt new
      #9532 - 05/20/03 06:37 PM
danie

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1)Lowfat, 75% less fat, Spectrum canola oil mayonnaise is good.
2)Silk Soy Milk (Vanilla is very good)
3)Silk Soy Lemon Yogurt is excellent

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This is a really good idea... new
      #9539 - 05/20/03 08:25 PM
HeatherAdministrator

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and I'm sure there's a way to compile this list and keep it accessible instead of having it get buried on the board. I do think we'd need a list for the US, Canada, UK, and Australia as the available foods are different.

For now, let's just have people post their suggestions. When we get a good long list I'll compile the info and probably post it as a webpage, with a link from the bulletin board front page.

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Re: Good idea... new
      #9551 - 05/20/03 09:41 PM
jo1978

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I'm so excited by Galaxy Soy Cheese & So Good Icecream that I'd love to find out more Australian foods (and help where possible)

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Re: Good idea... new
      #9552 - 05/20/03 09:49 PM
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yes, i agree. A lot of the brands mentioned so far I have never heard of. We definitely need brands from Canada ad ded tothe list as I think most of the members are from the states.

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Re: Good idea... new
      #9561 - 05/20/03 11:58 PM
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This is a Wonderful Idea and would help us that are still new to this. Trying to find some of this stuff in the Grocery Store is so time consuming and frustrating and so expensive, but if it's going to keep us from getting attacks it's worth it. Also Louise I agree that there are not too many of us from Canada on here.
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Re: Good idea... new
      #9562 - 05/21/03 12:01 AM
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I agree - a great idea. A list for different countries would be great. Would help all of us shop for brand names that are familiar.

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Great idea!! Can we do it? -nt- new
      #9567 - 05/21/03 03:42 AM
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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9576 - 05/21/03 05:47 AM
Snow for Sarala

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Food, food brands, cooking tips, and things I picked up along the way:

Lundbergh products are SUPER

Whole Foods market fresh salmon is tops

White flesh sweet potatoes are AMAZING (thanks to Peanut--aka Sheri--for menioning them in a post ages ago...I never got to thank you for this yummy treat)

Celestial Seasoning Tummy Mint Tea, Chamomile, Peppermint, Honey Peach Ginger, and Echinacea Complete Compare are GREAT! Also, Galil (a Turkish/Israeli company--you can find this in a Kosher store), makes a mean Fennel tea!

Organic peeled apples bakes in the microwave are a great way to bring apples back into your diet without the pain!

Empire Turkey Breasts pre-packaged are fat free! The ingredients are basic...and it's yummy too!

If spice bothers you, try mild spices like basil, oregano, parsely flakes, paprika, cinnamon, etc. as you're starting out. Salt is also ok.

If you have a corn allergy, make sure that nothing you eat has maltodextrin in it--this is a corn derrivitive. Also, be careful when eating products containing salt. Salt often contains maltodextrin--Kosher for Passover salt does not, so maybe look for that.

ALWAYS re-read ingredients. Ingredients are always changing!

If you want to eat a vegetable--steam it and peel it first!

If you have gas things to try: Charcoal tablets (beware, they're constipating), fennel tea, walk around to move trapped air, drink at least 15 min. before or 1 hour after your meal. Also, try digestive enzymes (beano is one example--but it's not the only one out there!)

Tomatoes, onions, and garlic are sometimes triggers for people. Just something to look out for.

If something is a trigger/is not a trigger today, this might change tomorrow. If a food is a trigger now--try bringing it back in a month and see what happens--you might find you're able to eat a few bites of this food! (With soluble fiber as your main course, of course)!

If you can digest soy, Silk soy products are yummy! If you're looking for fat free, West Soy makes a fat free vanilla soy drink.

If I need a treat, I go for Marshmallows. They're a pretty basic food and are gentle on my tummy. (As always, check for added/hidden ingredients).

You may find one brand of a specific type of food is fine and not another. For example, I can eat Gefen unsweetened applesauce (Kosher for Passover only--because I can't eat corn and most applesauce contains salt/maltodextrin), but not Shaw's generic brand unsweetened applesauce. You may want to keep a food journal to note these things. This will make grocery shopping easier and will put your mind at ease knowing which brands are ok ahead of time.

The less processed the food is, the better. First of all, this is better for overall health. Second, it makes food easier to digest!

Every IBSer is different. What may be a trigger for you may not be a trigger for someone else and vise versa. Figure out what you can/can't eat--and enjoy!

I hope that this is helpful info. I have been reading this board and researching since March and these are some of the things I've learned from this board, through my research, and through my own experiences. Thanks again to the wonderful folks on this board who really make a difference when you're trying to put your life back together. I love you all!

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9593 - 05/21/03 10:32 AM
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Has anyone tried 8th Continent soy milk? I'm not sure how long it's been around, but I just tried it for the first time last week. It is so good! This is by far my fav so far (out of Westsoy, Vitasoy, & Silk--I think that's all the others I've tried so far )

I also like Rice Dream's rice milk & Silk and Stonyfield Farms soy yogurt (Stonyfield makes a chocolate! )

I like Galaxy Nutritional Foods rice cheeses & veggie parm, Soy Garden Spread, and that's all I can think of right now!

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9605 - 05/21/03 11:59 AM
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This is what I can think of off the top of my head:

Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread

Vitasoy Creamy Original Natural Soymilk (read the ingredients on other brands of soy milk--if you can't pronounce it, don't drink it!)

WholeSoy Creamy Cultured Soy (= yogurt)

WholeSoy Frozen Cultured Soy (= frozen yogurt)

WholeSoy Glace (= ice cream; higher in fat than the Frozen Cultured Soy and not significantly better)

Rice Dream Original Enriched Nondairy Beverage

SoyaKaas (= cheese; the Cheddar will do for cooking and the Mozzarella is actually good)

Tofutti Sour Supreme (= sour cream; thin it with lemon juice for a more realistic texture)

Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese

Vavel brand preserves and fruit butters are sweetened with sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup

Thai Kitchen Instant Rice Noodle Soups--avoid the Thai Ginger and Vegetable and the Bangkok Curry flavors, because just those two contain both coconut milk and milk protein powder--the other three flavors are safe

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9606 - 05/21/03 01:14 PM
Laurie

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Target sells a good organic chicken brand. It's already packaged like Tyson's.

No Yolk brand noodles work good for me when I make my chicken noodle soup.

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9648 - 05/22/03 12:00 AM
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hi mag this rice milk you metioned. does it come in a can?
is the rice milk with the soy products? this 8th continent you metioned . is it a soy milk of some kind?

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Re: Good idea... new
      #9649 - 05/22/03 12:08 AM
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kinoz, do you ever try prelief? is a pill whats for acids foods. i started takeing a few months ago. heres the web site for it. www.prelief.com

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9658 - 05/22/03 03:31 AM
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Hi! The rice milk comes in those aseptic boxes that are not refrigerated. (They have refrigerated also, but I've never seen it.) They have soy milks in the same spot. I've never seen rice milk in a can. Usually, I find these in my grocery store near the hot chocolate & chocolate milk mixes. In Whole Foods, they have a whole aisle of "milk" products.

The 8th Continent is soy milk. That one's refrigerated, and in my grocery store, they sell it right next to regular milk. Here's their site if you want the ingredients/nutrition info. 8th Continent & here's the one for Rice Dream

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9702 - 05/22/03 02:40 PM
Peanut

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Well done Ruchie with the great list! I switch between corn flakes and grits for breakfast (since I have a rice intolerance ) and try to make sure that I switch my foods around a bit so I am not having the same veggie every day.

For soymilk I like Westsoy.

If I have veggies I always peel (if they can be) and cook first. If I have veggies like peas (unless mushy peas) and green beans, after I have cooked them, I puree them and don't seem to have problems. I also like to have a baked pear and apple, which I then mix each half and puree that for my breakfast and mid-morning snack. Yams and sweet potatoes are my favorite.

I sometimes like to take low-fat graham crackers and spread a little IBS safe jelly on it and put it in the microwave for a few seconds to have it nice and warm.

I don't seem to have any problems with the Smucker's all-natural seedless jam.

I will keep thinking about good name brands.

Thanks guys for all of your idea's so far!

Peanut AKA Sheri LOL!!

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #9710 - 05/22/03 04:32 PM
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thanks mag for the information. this message board will come in
handy for me.

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Re: Ruchie - Question new
      #9927 - 05/25/03 08:16 PM
Lisa from LA

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Where do you find the Empire Turkey Breast?
Lisa


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Re: Ruchie - Question new
      #10116 - 05/28/03 05:44 AM
Snow for Sarala

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Lisa,

I find them in some regular gorcery stores in the packaged meat section. I keep Kosher though--and it can be found in most any Kosher grocery store--or you can probably order some on-line! I hope this helps!!!

Happy Wednesday!

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #10191 - 05/28/03 08:56 PM
TessLouise

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I've thought of a couple more.

Original Premium Saltine Crackers
Quaker Quick Grits
Northland 100% Cranberry Juice
Santa Cruz Organic Applesauce--the cherry applesauce is especially good (try it in Heather's chocolate applesauce bread with dried cherries instead of raisins)

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #10242 - 05/29/03 03:05 PM

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This idea ROCKS!! It would so helpful - here are a few brand name things I eat (some people may find they hurt, but may find they are tolerable)
1. Baked Lays/Baked Tostedios (Never WOW Chips!! with Olestra, big NO NO!!
2. Quaker Oatmeal
3.Lipton Peppermint Tea
4. Graham Crackers - I can't remember the name. They now make a Graham Cracker Stick - they are the best!
5. I eat Haagen Dias Rasberry Sorbet
6. I eat macarroni like it is going out of style - sometimes I put alittle butter in-it's not real butter, but Fleischmann's- it usually doesn't bother me

I'll try to thing of some more!

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #11732 - 06/15/03 04:42 PM
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I've thought of a couple more.

nSpired Natural Foods Cool Fruits Fruit Juice Freezers are packaged like those neon-colored artificially-flavored popsicles in plastic tubes--but these only contain juice. For more info, see their website: web page

Of the Haagen-Dazs Sorbets, not one single flavor contains high-fructose corn syrup or any other weird ingredient. For more info, see their website: web page

Edy's Mango Whole Fruit Sorbet is (unfortunately) the ONLY Edy's Sorbet WITHOUT high-fructose corn syrup, among other weird ingredients.

On the other hand, Edy's Lemonade, Peach, and Variety Packs of Grape, Cherry, and Tropical or Lime, Strawberry, and Wild Berry Whole Fruit Fruit Bars are all free from high-fructose corn syrup (just avoid the Tangerine and Coconut flavors). For more info, see their website: web page

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #11743 - 06/15/03 07:48 PM
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This is a great idea! I am new to this, and this would help me tremendously. I am so confused about what to buy when I'm grocery shopping.

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #11764 - 06/16/03 07:49 AM
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Heres a few of my favorites:

Fantastic Brand Taco Meat Replacement (its soy protein)
I prefer the Soyco Rice Cheese
Soyco Rice non dairy sour cream
Eddys Strawberry sorbet
Soy Delicious Non dairy ice cream (the chocolate taste like chocolate cake!)
Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle bowls (they come in several different flavors and are great to take to work for lunch-just need a microwave!)
GeniSoy Rice Cakes (Yummy snacks!)

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Re: This is a really good idea... new
      #11781 - 06/16/03 09:54 AM
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Heather,
Just a suggestion, but there is a similar listing of appropriate foods for Weight Watchers followers on a website called "www.dottisweightlosszone.com." Under the Message Board there are sections called "Foods That Keep Us OP (On Plan)" and "Restaurants." This has been a tremendous help to me when following WW. Here members share great food finds at the grocery store and appropriate things to eat when dining out. You might want to see how they set up these sections of their website.

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Weight Watchers food list new
      #11782 - 06/16/03 10:08 AM
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Thanks for this! It will help the WW folks on this board, I'm sure. And I'll check them out when I'm ready to post the lists of safe IBS foods here - I'm letting that ride for a bit until I have the chance to do it.

- Heather

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #11840 - 06/16/03 09:16 PM
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This idea is terrific but a huge undertaking if done right.
Seperation into country, categories and such is a must.
When someone is ready for the info just let us know ok? I have a list already started and it continues to grow.
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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #11883 - 06/17/03 11:08 AM
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Hi - I'll keep you posted. I am definitely going to break all this info out into separate lists and post on pages (a la the Recipe Index) but I've got some other web work to do first. People can certainly keep adding on to this thread, and you can also just keep compiling your list off the web until we're ready to make the pages.

Best,
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Keep the list going... new
      #12213 - 06/20/03 05:55 PM
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I will compile this on a separate page of the bulletin boards when I have the chance. Until then feel free to keep adding your recommendations to the thread!

- Heather

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #12585 - 06/26/03 12:50 PM
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I know this is my fourth post to this thread but I keep remembering or trying good foods. My latest find is Team Cheerios--it's the only whole-grain cereal I can tolerate--my old favorites all list whole wheat as the first or second ingredient and make me very ill now . But Team Cheerios has whole oats, whole corn, whole barley, whole rice, and whole wheat (in approximately that order), and though it's not broken down, it seems to be enough soluble fiber to protect my tummy from the insoluble that I know is there, too. Plus it's a good cereal that doesn't go all soggy in milk like many of the rice- and corn-based ones do.

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the bread of my dreams! new
      #12790 - 06/29/03 07:28 PM
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Okay, you think I'm kidding? I'm not. I've searched and searched for a white sandwich bread with NO high-fructose corn syrup, NO partially hydrogenated oil, and NO dairy products. I even asked on here if anyone had any suggestions. Well, I finally, finally found one! It's Rudi's Organic Bakery Country Morning White Bread, and I found it at Kroger. (And Ruchie, when/if you add gluten back--the bread is kosher.) Anyway, it's really good, with a nice chewy texture and completely safe ingredients.

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Re: the bread of my dreams! new
      #12791 - 06/29/03 07:35 PM
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Did you find the bread in the frozen section or is it on the shelves with the regular sandwich bread? Thanks for sharing this with us!

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Re: the bread of my dreams! new
      #12792 - 06/29/03 07:39 PM
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It was in the regular bread section. (I've had such good breads from the frozen section at Wild Oats, but alas, they were all whole-grain, and I can't eat them anymore .)

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Re: the bread of my dreams! new
      #12964 - 07/02/03 06:11 AM
Snow for Sarala

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Amelia,

You are SO thoughtful! Thanks for thinking of me! I hope I'll get to add gluten back in one day...I'll let you know if I do!

How is your summer going? When do you start your job? I wish you all the luck in the world!

*big hugs*

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Dryer's sorbet new
      #12983 - 07/02/03 08:04 AM
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Peach sorbet is really yummy- works for me. No milk.

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #30657 - 12/08/03 07:16 PM
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This is wonderful,just wonderful I could sat here all night an read.an it has help me out a lot.I,m also new.so any help I can get .but please don,t forget us Diabetic.I have IBS an I,m also a diabetic.Gerry 10

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Heather - How's this list going? new
      #38670 - 01/18/04 05:03 PM
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Kandee was asking me about it. Do you need any help compiling a list?

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #38675 - 01/18/04 05:39 PM
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Just though I would put in my 2 cents:

Longhorn Steakhouse - Grilled Barbeque Chicken Sandwich
Red Lobster - Snow Crab or North Pacific King Crab Legs

Soy Boy Tofu Filled Ravioli is absolutely delicious

Also I don't know if this is a good idea but maybe a cookbook list might be helpful.
Two that I love besides Heather's are:
Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter's Edition and
Betty Crocker's Healthy New Choices


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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #38704 - 01/18/04 06:48 PM
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Hey Natalie!

Here's an old thread of fav cookbooks, if you want to add them to the list. Cookbooks No one's added any in awhile. I bet others (Kree ) would have great new additions also!

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Ummm, yes please? new
      #38747 - 01/18/04 11:33 PM
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I haven't taken any of this info off the board to put on an html page yet. Take me out back and slap me, I deserve it.

- H

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OR . . . new
      #38750 - 01/19/04 02:42 AM
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You could go out in the garden and eat worms.

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #38777 - 01/19/04 07:38 AM
masayo

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This sounds great! It would be such a big help to so many of us, especially the new people like me that are just now starting the diet. ( I just hope I will be able to find some here in Mexico) That is the hard part finding the things they carry in the US.
Cheers! Masayo

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #38800 - 01/19/04 09:19 AM
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My most favorite thing to eat is Pepperidge farm plain bagels- they have a good amount of soluble fiber, are very low in fat, and taste yummy. I sometimes make them with natural peanut butter to add some protein.

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Re: OR . . . new
      #38934 - 01/19/04 02:52 PM
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Are worms low in fat and nonsoluble fiber?

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VAL! new
      #38941 - 01/19/04 03:22 PM
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Val, you CRACK ME UP! What a MARVELOUS sense of humor you have! You're the KING.

Hmmm . . . me thinks perhaps Michael has been working with you?

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Re: VAL! new
      #38948 - 01/19/04 03:38 PM
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ha ha ha ha, this worm thing is just going to be funny forever, isn't it?

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Re: OR . . . new
      #38961 - 01/19/04 04:12 PM
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Bev.worms are red meat.no,no.Gerry

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #44299 - 02/11/04 09:33 AM
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Loc: Georgia, USA

My first post...

This isn't a "brand name" food suggestion, but I find that sushi is a very safe food for me, as well as a lot of fun to eat, and I especially like it when I'm going out on the town (maybe to hear music at some dive bar or wherever) and I know it will be too awkward and embarrassing to have an IBS attack. Just make sure the sushi doesn't have any cooked or fried ingredients in it, like tempura. I usually have a tuna or salmon roll, which is tuna or salmon with avocado, wrapped in seaweed and rice. Nigiri sushi is even better (basically just raw fish, sometimes on top of rice).

I usually get my sushi to go at Whole Foods. It's the best I've tasted outside of a sushi restaurant, but unfortunately it is pretty expensive.

I'm interested to see so many references to soy milk or rice milk...those seem to affect me just like regular milk, though I don't know why. I do like these things called "lil' dreamers" ice cream sandwiches, which are basically tiny little rice-milk ice cream sandwiches (Whole Foods has 'em), but I usually end paying the price. I'm a chocoholic so sometimes I can't resist.

Someone mentioned grits. Here in Atlanta there's plenty of grits. And I gotta tell you, if they're made without cream, then I really do think that they help stabilize my digestion. I don't know, are grits soluble fiber? With creme, though, they're deadly. (Is it just me or do others think there's an unwritten rule in the restaurant industry that you have to add friggin' creme to everything that's made, especially soup).

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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #44407 - 02/11/04 05:39 PM
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Post from bauie25 - original post
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Hey all... I know in the past people have been so kind to list foods that have worked for them. Through a long trial and error process, I have a list of a few (and they've already probably been mentioned...) so I thought I'd share

Quaker Oatmeal (I mix one 1/2 cup of the original quick oats with one packet of an off-brand maple & brown sugar, and only use 1/2 cup of the mixture in a bowl w/ water-- and I sprinkle cinnaomon on top after it's nuked.

Thomas english muffins (I know a lot of individuals said english muffins worked for them-- this is the only kind that works for me... they are SUPER good, and don't have a grainy texture)

Quaker Oatmeal Squares (brown sugar) w/ 8th Continent Light Soymilk (and of course, sprinkled with cinnamon before I pour the s-milk on)

Nesco brand conversation hearts (haven't hurt me yet!!!)

Home-made Lemonade - take one glass of water, a ripe real lemon - squeeze the juice in the water until it's the strength you desire - mmmm... who would've thought it was actually better than the mixes?

Fresh italian or french bread (baked daily) from a local grocer (it's really inexpensive, $1.09) and doesn't seem to affect me?

Tropical Orange Trim Advantage (from Nutrilite brand)-- there were a few ingredients I questioned, but it tastes phenomenal and the ingredients list includes acacia . It pumps over 6 grams of dietary fiber. There are no artifical colors or preservatives. It kicks Metamucil and Citricil in the butt!! There are 110 calories, no fat, 18 amino acids, 15 grams of protein. And I don't know what this part means (from the box), but it says it has a "protein digestibility corrected amino acid score of 1". Interesting... anyway- it's good stuff and makes great slushes!

As for vitamins and supplements, I have found intestiflora (by Nutrilite brand) that seems to be doing something (as I have been feeling better than usual-- been using it for a little over a week... I know it takes time for your body to incorporate new stuff in, but I swear I've been feeling better) as well as Daily free (by Nutrilite brand) which is a multivitamin free of yeast, sugar, iron, and alfalfa (and considered Kosher)

I hope I don't sound like a product PLUG person... I just figure when I find things that are working for me, it's my duty to let everyone else know Anyways... I know I'm forgetting some, but my brain is telling me to stop for now.

Hope you all have a wonderful, painfree day... as always, you are all in my thoughts and prayers

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Kandee, I'd like a list please! :D I love your quote, it's cute new
      #44495 - 02/12/04 04:51 AM
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I live in edmonton, alberta canada, and i'm new to Canada. Hmm, I have a very low budget right now. So inexpensive stuff that lasts a long time would be helpful. Thanks so much!

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Oh, yeah, forgot to mention, I'm new to this too, need so much help! :) Thanks again. nt new
      #44496 - 02/12/04 04:53 AM
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ROFL! Geez, all you people crack me up! :D Thanks for the great laugh! nt new
      #44497 - 02/12/04 05:09 AM
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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #111869 - 10/10/04 02:39 PM
cailin

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Trying to keep this list alive (I just found it) so here's the UK brands post

Heather, this would be REALLY great if there were locked lists at the top of the pages that maybe we could email you/a moderator to add to. Stuff really does get buried!

Sinead

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preserves, chili's restaurant, and vitamins new
      #111889 - 10/10/04 03:47 PM
angela3

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The only jelley or jam that I have found that does not contain high fructose corn syrup is a brand called Bonne Maman Preserves. The label says it is a product of France, and the jar is clear with a simple black and white label and a red and white check lid. Kroger's and Wal-Mart sell it.

At Chili's the basil chicken and pasta is okay if you ask them to go light on the sauce (I ask for it on the side)and say no to the parmesean cheese.

For Vitamins and digestive enzymes, I buy from the Home Shopping Network (hsn.com). I have posted about this guy before, Andrew Lessman's Your Vitamins. All of his products are milk, soy, yeast, corn, wheat, gluten, free etc. the list is long. He also grinds everything up to a very fine powder so it is easily digestible. It is the only calcium my stomach will tolerate.

Also cookies in the baby food section work for me. The baby animal cookies and arrowroot crackers are good little snacks.

While in the baby food section check out most of Gerber's fruit snacks and stuff, the apple sauce is good and has nothing but like apples and water.

Health Valley granola bars. They are rice and oat base. Check the ingredients though a few of their products have non-fat dry milk, which is okay for me but not everyone.

Kraft marshmellows. The generic brands are cheaper, but most of them contain high fructose corn syrup and Kraft does not.



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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #111892 - 10/10/04 04:02 PM
dozyveeny

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Loc: UK

Quote:

Heather, this would be REALLY great if there were locked lists at the top of the pages that maybe we could email you/a moderator to add to. Stuff really does get buried!

Sinead




I agree - this thread is too good to miss and thanks, Sinead, for the UK list link - just what I was looking for!

Josephine

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Re: Good idea... new
      #111907 - 10/10/04 05:24 PM
Rylee

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It is a verrrry good idea. I like Country Hearth English Muffin toasting bread. I have it every morning with a fructose free jelly. MMMMMM

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Heather...Gonna keep adding to the list.... new
      #112454 - 10/12/04 03:47 PM
cailin

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Heather, I reignited this post as its a great resource for whenever you/another moderator gets a chance to index it...I am so keen on it I might even volunteer to do it myself if you give me enough instruction!

Sinead

UK brands to add to this list

=Tesco Value Soy milk is fine for baking etc
-I like the Tofutti Creamy Smooth with herbs cream cheese sub
-Quakers Snack a Jacks Caramel flavour
-Tesco Applesauce is bigger jars than Colman's and cheaper
-Sojasun probiotic yogurt is YUMMY but quite expensive, so much better than any of the others I have tried
-Tesco do an own brand dairy free spread that is alright
="Pure" spread available from Tesco is also edible
-Cereal: Rice Krispies, Crispix
- Sweets: Dolly Mixture (Bassets look safe) I also eat Princess Marshmallows with no problems and all HARIBO jellies especially STARMIX

Will add more when I go through the kitchen for further info...

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BUMP.... HEATHER VAN V! n/t new
      #112740 - 10/13/04 01:16 PM
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Okay, I'd love to have you do this!!! new
      #112744 - 10/13/04 01:19 PM
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All I need is a plain text or Word document that has all of the info in it, however you'd like it organized. Just a long list with major categories is fine. Don't do it in html. If you compile it I'd be eternally grateful, and I'll post it as a sticky post. It can be added to as necessary.

Sound okay?


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Great, no problem I will get going on it.n/t new
      #112763 - 10/13/04 02:21 PM
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BRANDS LIST- PLEASE REPLY EVERYONE!!! new
      #112764 - 10/13/04 02:24 PM
cailin

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As you can see I have volunteered to compile this very useful info into a list.

Have you anything you would like to add?

How would you like to see it organised..I was thinking of breaking it down into different countries and then different types of foods eg US; Canada; UK; Australia then
breads, candy, treats, drinks etc under each one....

NEED YOUR FEEDBACK AS IT WILL BE A RESOURCE FOR ALL OF US TO USE!


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Re: Safe Brand Foods List and Names new
      #112800 - 10/13/04 04:05 PM
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Loc: Northeast, USA

Forgive me if I duplicate... Genisoy Soy Crisps (the garlic and onion flavored are to die for!!!) Smart Beat mayo & margarine substitutes. Mrs.Pauls Sweet Potatoes (frozen) and don't even need to use the whole packet of brown sugar. Carolina Jasmine Rice, Oscar Mayer Turkey hot dogs. Now I'm drawing a blank... but all of these have been good to me!!

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BUMP!!!: BRANDS LIST- PLEASE REPLY EVERYONE!!! new
      #113283 - 10/15/04 03:25 PM
cailin

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your input is needed as to foods/drinks etc that you buy and what you eat in restaurants. Please post here or email me (email in profile)

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To Lisa from LA new
      #113352 - 10/16/04 06:57 AM
BL

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I think I remember "talking" to you awhile back. Just wanted to say hello. I live in Charlotte now, but I lived in Louisiana for years (Baton Rouge, Ruston, Pineville, Mandeville, and Lafayette).

This is as far north as I have lived---and I although I really like this area, I don't like the cold weather. I love the color on the trees in the fall and the low humidity in the summer, but I can't stand not having leaves on the trees for 6 months out of the year. I'm used to things greening up the first part of February. It takes forever for spring to get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And if I hear another Charlotte person call the summers here BRUTUAL, I'm gonna slap them! They don't know what humidity is. When you can work out in the yard at noon in the summertime, come inside and your hair and clothes not be drenched, that's not high humidity!

I could never live "up north." I would die. This morning I put my robe and socks on when I got up and turned the heater on. I'm already dreading the winter. (I know, I'm a wimp!)

They call the winters here MILD, but in the 3 years we've been here, we've had a big ice storm (loss of power ---and HEAT---for almost a week), and several big snowstorms, including 13 inches of snow in less than 24 hours last year. That's not mild, that's a blizzard!

I also miss the good food. I would die for some fresh shrimp, a juicy po-boy, and some crawfish ettouffee. I only started having IBS-C problems when I started eating the blah food here. Maybe I need some Cajun food to jump-start my system!

Hope you find some relief from your IBS-C. Mine has been better lately, but it comes and goes in spells.






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LAST CHANCE!!! new
      #114699 - 10/21/04 03:09 PM
cailin

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Last chance to submit to the brands thread and give your imput before I finalise putting it all together...have your say..

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a few more foods that work for me new
      #114760 - 10/21/04 05:28 PM
angela3

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I think it is Kraft, makes microwaveable pasta. "It's Pasta Anytime" is what it is called. The only 2 that are IBS safe are the spaghetti noodles with traditional marinara sauce and the penne pasta with mushroom sauce, most of the others have dairy. Just don't use the whole bag of sauce, because it would be too much acid.

At Johnny Carino's (an Italian chain restaurant found mostly in Texas) the Lemon Rosemary Chicken works for me it comes with a side of angel hair pasta and veggies (just don't eat the brocolli)

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Re: LAST CHANCE!!! new
      #114761 - 10/21/04 05:32 PM
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another girl once mentioned in a post that Oroweat Oatnut bread is an oat based bread that is okay, it does have finely ground hazelnuts in it and some non-fat dry milk, but not enough to bother me, and apparently it also worked for the girl who suggested it in a post before. It is a nice alternative to eating white bread everyday.

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