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Friday, March 02, 2012

Colonoscopy "Helper"

I got to repay a favor today in taking a friend home from her colonoscopy.  If you know me, I am not always good in the doctor's office.  I've lost count of how many times I've passed out, and well - send me home without the instructions and I'll call you if I notice a problem!  I just had to laugh though, because even though this trip to the doctor involved the removal of two polyps, she wasn't given a lot of dietary instructions on how to help prevent irritable bowel syndrome.  I think the meds could prove to work wonderfully, however, there are a lot of foods out there to help the colon do its work.  I passed on a recipe or two to her, and now I'll blog about them in case you wanted to include it in purposeful eating.  Do your own study on Vitamin A - as it is ESSENTIAL!  I like to consume it in carrots, however liver I've been cooking now (they sell it at Hy-Vee already prepped)...and I cook it and then grind it in the food processor and add about 2 T. to a beef dish (with hamburger).  More recipes below...

Sweet Carrots & Rutabaga

4 medium carrots, cut into 3 inch julienne strips
2 cups rutabaga, peeled and cut into 3 inch julienne strips
1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon dill weed

In a large saucepan, combine the carrots, rutabaga and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook for 13-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until butter is melted. Drain vegetables; add butter mixture.

Some research indicates that diets including psyllium may lower the incidence or risk of colon cancer.


½ c. sorghum flour
½ c. potato starch
packet Stevia
2 eggs
½ c. milk
2 T. butter

Combine dry – mix wet & stir into flour mixture. Melt butter & put ¼ c. batter into pan. Cook one minute and flip for another...edges will start to curl up.

Liver, which stores vitamin A is very rich in it: a whop-ping 30000 IU in 3 ounces.


Deane said...

I gotta tell you, the title "Colonoscopy Helper" did not bode well for this post. That, along with the picture of food, kept me thinking about some boxed dinner on the shelves at the grocery store.

"Let's see...Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, Colonoscopy Helper...wait, what?"

Jennifer Noble said...

Seriously, that's what I felt like...the colonoscopy helper! Don't you feel like there's too many "o's" as you write it?