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MUCILAGINOUS POLYSACCHARIDES

Mucilaginous Polysaccharides

Elaine writes:
Seaweed is high in polysaccharides. It may be called a "sea vegetable" but it sort of falls into the same category of okra (at least, as far as SCD is concerned), and also herbs like marshmallow and slippery elm. Slimy, mucilaginous substances are often prescribed by some who think the "coating" properties are helpful to the intestines. They aren't. We who have compromised guts cannot digest this stuff - but our bugs can have quite a party on it.

Originally from the Long Island listserve.

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The book should be required reading for anyone with Crohn's disease and we wish gastroenterologists would read it as well. The diet is a real alternative to the drug based therapy from the medical community.
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- Bruce Senn
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