Intestinal Metaplasia: What do you do to lower the risk of cancer?

Posted by evapa @evapa, Apr 22, 2021

Has anyone been diagnosed with intestinal metaplasia? What does your doctor recommend? I was just diagnosed and am very anxious about it because of the risk of cancer. Would like to hear your experience with it. Thank you.

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@riflemanz64

Buy the book "the acid watchers diet off Amazon because it has great info and recipes.

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thanks for that. Good luck with the 'scope in April. I am going in for mine next week and am a little nervous. Hopefully, things will appear to have improved (maybe even slightly?). Will keep you guys posted! Wish me luck

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Buy the book "the acid watchers diet off Amazon because it has great info and recipes.

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@riflemanz64

I had Barrett’s esophagus in 2018. I watched my diet religiously and cut out spices, sweets and all acid. My last 2 EGD’s showed no signs of Barrett’s esophagus. I started to add back some sweets. I get scoped again in April 2024 to check for ulcers. I’m on a PPI omperzole to reduce acid so I hope there gone. My GI doc said I don’t have to cut out everything. Moderation is the key.

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thank you! And I'm going to invest in some Healthwise coffee, too 🙂

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@mimisayhi

be careful to replace any nutrients lost from cutting out these foods. I take good probiotics, B12, C and D3 and a multivitamin. I quit a lot of those foods PLUS more and got Anemia. I cut out coffee, sodas, all meats, ALL processed box and can and frozen foods. Ieat a lot of fish, chicken, turkey and greens. SUGAR is enemy #1. Also fruits are good.

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What do you recommend for those of us with insatiable sweet tooth? I find that adding a little bit of honey to plain Cream of Wheat is nice, but what else might there be? I've had the same diet virtually since birth & I'm a fish out of water when it comes to "healthy alternatives" haha

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I had Barrett’s esophagus in 2018. I watched my diet religiously and cut out spices, sweets and all acid. My last 2 EGD’s showed no signs of Barrett’s esophagus. I started to add back some sweets. I get scoped again in April 2024 to check for ulcers. I’m on a PPI omperzole to reduce acid so I hope there gone. My GI doc said I don’t have to cut out everything. Moderation is the key.

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@riflemanz64

My ex GI Dr. told me I might have stomach cancer and he sent me to an oncologist. The oncologist told me I have a better chance of getting prostate cancer than stomach cancer. He told me the 2 worst things I can do to myself is to drink booze and smoke. I avoided salty and smoked foods. I ate a lot of steamed chicken breast. I avoided acidic foods.

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are you on the "no sweets" programme as well? I'm definitely new at all this and, upon examination, had a pretty horrible diet in the past :-/

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@parlophone1267

I received the diagnosis of intestinal metaplasia and, much like many of you, it's really gotten to me. I understand that there are many different contributing factors that make it more / less concerning; however, it is my understanding that it turning to full on GC is fairly low. My only dietary advice was to avoid smoked and salty meats, like hot dogs, salamis, etc and no smoking. I've decided to eliminate practically everything from the plate including all cheeses, sweets, Italian foods, Mexican foods, sodas, chips, fries. Quick question though - am I looking for absolutely NO sugar and salt diet? What's worked for you?

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My ex GI Dr. told me I might have stomach cancer and he sent me to an oncologist. The oncologist told me I have a better chance of getting prostate cancer than stomach cancer. He told me the 2 worst things I can do to myself is to drink booze and smoke. I avoided salty and smoked foods. I ate a lot of steamed chicken breast. I avoided acidic foods.

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@parlophone1267

I received the diagnosis of intestinal metaplasia and, much like many of you, it's really gotten to me. I understand that there are many different contributing factors that make it more / less concerning; however, it is my understanding that it turning to full on GC is fairly low. My only dietary advice was to avoid smoked and salty meats, like hot dogs, salamis, etc and no smoking. I've decided to eliminate practically everything from the plate including all cheeses, sweets, Italian foods, Mexican foods, sodas, chips, fries. Quick question though - am I looking for absolutely NO sugar and salt diet? What's worked for you?

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Also, exercise ! esp walking. I was diagnosed with a 6mm small intestine tumor(very small) 3 mos ago. per my most recent pET scan the tumor is gone! BUT still having surgery monday 19th to remove surrounding tissue and lymh nodes.

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The biggest positive change was getting a juicer and juicing every day. (I use celery, cucumbers, green apple and lemon with a little ginger root. )

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be careful to replace any nutrients lost from cutting out these foods. I take good probiotics, B12, C and D3 and a multivitamin. I quit a lot of those foods PLUS more and got Anemia. I cut out coffee, sodas, all meats, ALL processed box and can and frozen foods. Ieat a lot of fish, chicken, turkey and greens. SUGAR is enemy #1. Also fruits are good.

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