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  1. #1
    Paul McNoob Guest

    Default Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    what I can recall).

    Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.

    I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    skin of the kernels.

    I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.

  2. #2
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Paul McNoob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    Some intestinal conditions cause problems with some foods. I have wheat
    intolerance, which means I can't eat anything containing wheat, whereas
    most of the population has no problem with it. Some people have to be
    careful with other foods such as nuts, which irritate the intestinal
    lining. So the answer to "are corn and certain nuts bad for the colon?"
    is "no, unless you have a digestive condition which is irritated by
    them."

    Miche

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    Electricians do it in three phases

  3. #3
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Paul McNoob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    Some intestinal conditions cause problems with some foods. I have wheat
    intolerance, which means I can't eat anything containing wheat, whereas
    most of the population has no problem with it. Some people have to be
    careful with other foods such as nuts, which irritate the intestinal
    lining. So the answer to "are corn and certain nuts bad for the colon?"
    is "no, unless you have a digestive condition which is irritated by
    them."

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    Miche wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Paul McNoob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >> they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >> Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >> what I can recall).
    >>

    (Sorry to piggyback, Miche, but I don't see posts from gmail users.)

    The condition is diverticulitis and, if severe enough, can require surgery
    to remove a portion of the colon. It doesn't happen to everyone. Corn
    kernels are tough and harder to digest than some foods (ground corn not so
    much but advisable only in small quantities for people with diverticulosis,
    which is the precursor to diverticulitis). Some nuts are difficult to
    digest just like the corn kernels. Strawberries (due to the tiny seeds) can
    cause problems, as well; also things like poppy and rye seeds should be
    avoided. What happens is a small "pocket" forms in a portion of the lower
    intestine and particles of these undigestible foods collect and the area
    becomes irritated, then infected. It's no fun.

    Jill


  5. #5
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    Miche wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Paul McNoob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >> they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >> Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >> what I can recall).
    >>

    (Sorry to piggyback, Miche, but I don't see posts from gmail users.)

    The condition is diverticulitis and, if severe enough, can require surgery
    to remove a portion of the colon. It doesn't happen to everyone. Corn
    kernels are tough and harder to digest than some foods (ground corn not so
    much but advisable only in small quantities for people with diverticulosis,
    which is the precursor to diverticulitis). Some nuts are difficult to
    digest just like the corn kernels. Strawberries (due to the tiny seeds) can
    cause problems, as well; also things like poppy and rye seeds should be
    avoided. What happens is a small "pocket" forms in a portion of the lower
    intestine and particles of these undigestible foods collect and the area
    becomes irritated, then infected. It's no fun.

    Jill


  6. #6
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    On Jun 25, 11:50*am, Paul McNoob <meat...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    My cousin had part of her colon removed due to cancer. What you say is
    true for her. No seeds, nuts, things with hulls or skins at all. She
    has been back to the hospital since her surgery a few times to getting
    backed up- I guess her colon is easily irritated. We have her over for
    dinner every other week or so, and I have to be really careful in my
    planning. One time, I had planned on using strawberries in a dessert,
    and since she can't have even those tiny seeds, I peeled them. She
    really loved that as there are some things she really misses.

  7. #7
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    On Jun 25, 11:50*am, Paul McNoob <meat...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    My cousin had part of her colon removed due to cancer. What you say is
    true for her. No seeds, nuts, things with hulls or skins at all. She
    has been back to the hospital since her surgery a few times to getting
    backed up- I guess her colon is easily irritated. We have her over for
    dinner every other week or so, and I have to be really careful in my
    planning. One time, I had planned on using strawberries in a dessert,
    and since she can't have even those tiny seeds, I peeled them. She
    really loved that as there are some things she really misses.

  8. #8
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT), Paul McNoob
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >what I can recall).
    >
    >Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    >doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    >I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    >skin of the kernels.
    >
    >I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    >about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    >hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    I have diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. The doctor said "eat
    plenty of fiber." You need to keep the intestine working.

  9. #9
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT), Paul McNoob
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >what I can recall).
    >
    >Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    >doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    >I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    >skin of the kernels.
    >
    >I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    >about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    >hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    I have diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. The doctor said "eat
    plenty of fiber." You need to keep the intestine working.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    The Cook wrote:
    > On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT), Paul McNoob
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >> they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >> Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >> what I can recall).
    >>
    >> Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or
    >> it doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon,
    >> period.
    >>
    >> I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    >> skin of the kernels.
    >>
    >> I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    >> about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    >> hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.

    >
    > I have diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. The doctor said "eat
    > plenty of fiber." You need to keep the intestine working.



    Yep! I was never diagnosed with diverticulosis, just went straight to
    diverticulitis on Tuesday LOL I don't really eat a lot of stuff that could
    have caused this so I don't know why I'm one of the lucky ones! But yes,
    high fiber: fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber breads and bran
    cereals are recommended.

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    The Cook wrote:
    > On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT), Paul McNoob
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >> they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >> Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >> what I can recall).
    >>
    >> Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or
    >> it doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon,
    >> period.
    >>
    >> I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    >> skin of the kernels.
    >>
    >> I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    >> about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    >> hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.

    >
    > I have diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. The doctor said "eat
    > plenty of fiber." You need to keep the intestine working.



    Yep! I was never diagnosed with diverticulosis, just went straight to
    diverticulitis on Tuesday LOL I don't really eat a lot of stuff that could
    have caused this so I don't know why I'm one of the lucky ones! But yes,
    high fiber: fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber breads and bran
    cereals are recommended.

    Jill


  12. #12
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    Paul McNoob wrote:
    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    When people develop diverticulosis/diverticulitis, little pockets of
    intestine develop that small seeds and nuts (and perhaps undigested
    corn) can be trapped in. This can inflame the bowel and set up
    infection. High fiber diets help keep things moving along and perhaps
    avoid the development of these conditions in the first place.

  13. #13
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    Paul McNoob wrote:
    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    When people develop diverticulosis/diverticulitis, little pockets of
    intestine develop that small seeds and nuts (and perhaps undigested
    corn) can be trapped in. This can inflame the bowel and set up
    infection. High fiber diets help keep things moving along and perhaps
    avoid the development of these conditions in the first place.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > Some nuts are difficult to digest just like the corn kernels.
    > Strawberries (due to the tiny seeds) can cause problems,
    > as well; also things like poppy and rye seeds should be avoided.
    > What happens is a small "pocket" forms in a portion of the lower
    > intestine and particles of these undigestible foods collect and
    > the area becomes irritated, then infected. It's no fun.


    It's also not true.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diverticulitis#Controversy

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > Some nuts are difficult to digest just like the corn kernels.
    > Strawberries (due to the tiny seeds) can cause problems,
    > as well; also things like poppy and rye seeds should be avoided.
    > What happens is a small "pocket" forms in a portion of the lower
    > intestine and particles of these undigestible foods collect and
    > the area becomes irritated, then infected. It's no fun.


    It's also not true.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diverticulitis#Controversy

  16. #16
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    jmcquown wrote:

    > Yep! I was never diagnosed with diverticulosis, just went straight to
    > diverticulitis on Tuesday LOL I don't really eat a lot of stuff that
    > could have caused this so I don't know why I'm one of the lucky ones!
    > But yes, high fiber: fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber
    > breads and bran cereals are recommended.
    >
    > Jill


    All that means is your diverticulum are inflamed and infected. Clear
    that up and you won't have the inflammation (that "itis" part) and
    you'll have that diverticulosis diagnosis.

    See what happens when you don't eat your vegetables and salads? LOL

  17. #17
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    jmcquown wrote:

    > Yep! I was never diagnosed with diverticulosis, just went straight to
    > diverticulitis on Tuesday LOL I don't really eat a lot of stuff that
    > could have caused this so I don't know why I'm one of the lucky ones!
    > But yes, high fiber: fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber
    > breads and bran cereals are recommended.
    >
    > Jill


    All that means is your diverticulum are inflamed and infected. Clear
    that up and you won't have the inflammation (that "itis" part) and
    you'll have that diverticulosis diagnosis.

    See what happens when you don't eat your vegetables and salads? LOL

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    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:20:38 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >The Cook wrote:
    >> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT), Paul McNoob
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >>> they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >>> Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >>> what I can recall).
    >>>
    >>> Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or
    >>> it doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon,
    >>> period.
    >>>
    >>> I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    >>> skin of the kernels.
    >>>
    >>> I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    >>> about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    >>> hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.

    >>
    >> I have diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. The doctor said "eat
    >> plenty of fiber." You need to keep the intestine working.

    >
    >
    >Yep! I was never diagnosed with diverticulosis, just went straight to
    >diverticulitis on Tuesday LOL I don't really eat a lot of stuff that could
    >have caused this so I don't know why I'm one of the lucky ones! But yes,
    >high fiber: fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber breads and bran
    >cereals are recommended.
    >
    >Jill


    The only reason I know that I have it is because I have had a couple
    of CT scans in the last 4 years and diverticuli showed up. I believe
    that it is said that most people over 50 have diverticulosis and never
    know it because it does no flare up.

  19. #19
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:20:38 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >The Cook wrote:
    >> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT), Paul McNoob
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    >>> they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    >>> Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    >>> what I can recall).
    >>>
    >>> Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or
    >>> it doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon,
    >>> period.
    >>>
    >>> I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    >>> skin of the kernels.
    >>>
    >>> I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    >>> about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    >>> hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.

    >>
    >> I have diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. The doctor said "eat
    >> plenty of fiber." You need to keep the intestine working.

    >
    >
    >Yep! I was never diagnosed with diverticulosis, just went straight to
    >diverticulitis on Tuesday LOL I don't really eat a lot of stuff that could
    >have caused this so I don't know why I'm one of the lucky ones! But yes,
    >high fiber: fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber breads and bran
    >cereals are recommended.
    >
    >Jill


    The only reason I know that I have it is because I have had a couple
    of CT scans in the last 4 years and diverticuli showed up. I believe
    that it is said that most people over 50 have diverticulosis and never
    know it because it does no flare up.

  20. #20
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Corn & certain nuts bad for the colon?


    "Paul McNoob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:89628597-e5db-4069-a4b8-ecb900f4dbe2@34g2000hsf.googlegroup[email protected]..
    > Years ago I knew someone who had colon issues, and their doctor said
    > they needed to cut back on the amount of corn and nuts they ate.
    > Otherwise they might have to have some of their colon removed (from
    > what I can recall).
    >
    > Is this true? And if so, is it strictly a matter of moderation - or it
    > doesn't matter how little you eat, it's bad for your colon, period.
    >
    > I know that the intestines have trouble with that almost translucent
    > skin of the kernels.
    >
    > I didn't know that nuts could be "harmful" if at all? Though I know
    > about peanuts often not being completely broken down, so that must be
    > hard on the intestines too if not completely chewed properly.


    Ancient Chinese saying - "The stomach has no teeth"

    I have colon issues. Mine hates me and a few years back it tried to murder
    me. Seriously. So I know colon trouble. And yes, corn can really mess it
    up bad. If you do not chew it thoroughly it will cause a lot of distress.
    If you diverticulitis or any other inflammatory bowel disease you should
    avoid it. Same goes for nuts. A lot of people with IBD, irritable bowel
    disorder cannot tolerate either of them.

    Paul



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