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  • Can we eat Hummus? Chick peas?

    Has anyone tried eating Hummus successfully? I just bought a container and read the labels carefully. I bought one that does not have Lemon Juice in the ingredients... I'm looking for some lunch alternatives and want to keep eating healthy. I think Hummus may be a healthy alternative to Mayo on a wrap with chicken and veggies... any thoughts?

  • #2
    I think a lot of people eat hummus w/o a problem. I just found a recipe to make some at home that I'm dying to try. I love hummus and could eat it all the time.

    I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
    1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
    2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
    I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

    I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

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    Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


    • #3
      No problems here.

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      • #4
        I'm fine with it too. The most basic recipe I know of is chick peas, roasted garlic and olive oil. Many store brands do include lemon juice though, so you were right to look for it!
        IC; PFD; possible Fibromyalgia; IBS;

        Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency, pelvic and bladder pain, bladder and pelvic spasms, difficulty starting urination, weak stream, incontinence, vaginal and urethral pain

        I've Tried:
        three Hydrodistentions, various Rescue Installments; 6 DSMO treatments; Pyridium Plus; Proced; Detrol (patch); Elavil; Uricet K; Elmiron; Nortiptyline; Ultram; Allegra; Ditropan; Ditropan ER; Vesicare; regular Lidocain; Neurontin; Lyrica; and few more I can't remember!
        Currently using:
        Valium; Vicadin; Proced DS; Claritin; Buffered Lidocain; Cymbalta; Baclofen; Prazosin @ night (also on Prednisone and Adderall for my joint pain and severe fatigue)
        Heating pads; frozen water bottles; A&D ointment; Poise pads; IC dieter since 8/06; yoga; imagery & relaxation CD, Mindfullness, self healing CD's; hot baths; seat cushion; prayer
        I am 28 yrs old, dx'ed in '06, still trying to get my health undercontrol!!


        • #5

          I eat a lot of beans, and love hummus. No problems with any of the legumes.
          Try to remember that just because something says lemon, does not mean your body processes it as an acid. Fruits, and lemons are changed in the body to alkaline. If you read any material on body PH you will see this. Meats process acid. I drink lemons in water all the time, and have no problem. Dont just assume you are going to have a problem with a food because someone else on the board complains about it. A lot of the posters are very allergic to a lot of things, if you are not a allergic person, then try a little bit of it and see what it does? People give up a lot of nutritious foods because they hear a horror story by a person who has a definitive allergy to something and assume they cant eat it either.


          Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
          Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)


          • #6
            Hummus doesnt' bother me!

            Good luck,
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            • #7
              I just ate the hummus at lunch, it was so yummy, but then I was re-reading the label and see Citric acid! Yikes! So I wonder if I'll have pain tomorrow for that! I think I'm going to make my own. I know that they all have chick peas, olive oil and that ground up sesame seeds, I forget what its called. I'd like garlic in it too. Anyone else have a recipe idea?


              • #8
                It's really easy (and much cheaper!) to make your own. I love hummus!


                • #9
                  I love hummus and have no problems with it. Does anyone have any good recipes for making it homemade that they wouldn't mind sharing?


                  • #10

                    I would like a recipe also.


                    • #11

                      Are the beans you eat from a can or do you buy the dried ones?

                      Last edited by heidi5; 05-02-2007, 09:45 AM.


                      • #12
                        dried beans etc.

                        Ok now, sounds like Hummus is ok. How about dried red or pinto beans? If so I have a great recipe to share. Another thing, can we eat cream of wheat? Does anyone out there have some breakfast ideas. You can PM me at [email protected] Thanks for your help


                        • #13

                          I eat either canned beans (organic like Amy's) or dried beans (organic) from Whole Foods, or Sprout House. I really like Amy's refried, fat free beans.
                          I put them on a tostada, add cheese, melt and enjoy. Eat with guacomole.


                          Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
                          Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)


                          • #14
                            whats a toastada? sounds really good! I miss my trips to Taco bell so this might get me that satisfaction. I was wondering what you can eat if you cant have tomatoe's or salsa... this is a really good idea!!! I forgot about guacamole!


                            • #15

                              A tostada is a like a big, round, crisp taco shell. You can use toco shells too, I just break them in half.
                              Today I went to Abuelo's a very nice Mexican place here in AZ, and had their homemade tamalaes in corn husks, no sauce. They were so good. So far everythink OK, but the tamalaes are not hot.


                              Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
                              Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)