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Hi, I'm new to the community and wanted to hello.

My reason for joining is that I have successfully managed my diet up to now even thought I have Type 2 diabetes, an under active thyroid, gall stones and a hiatus hernia. however the hernia decided to give me a wake up call and I ended up in A&E at the start of the week so now have to factor it into my diet.

I have read up what I can on the do and do not of life in general with a hernia and have been freaked out by some of the things now best avoided.

QUESTION: Onions and garlic are two items I see I should now avoid but can I eat leeks?

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HI Shaaron,

Welcome to the Healthy Eating community. I am so sorry to hear you ended up in A&E recently as a result of your hernia, and I hope you're feeling better now.

I don't know the answer to your question, but I think that leeks are a very similar family to onions and garlic, so it wouldn't surprise me if they would also be avoided, but hopefully someone who knows more about such things will pop in and give their suggestion/opinion.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lowcal :-)


Thank you Lowcal.

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I have a hiatus hernia and onions and garlic are no problem for me. Watch alcohol intake, that can cause problems and a high fat diet sets mine off.


Thank you ceejayblue, much appreciated. I guess this is going to be trial and error. I'm already on a low-fat diet so got that one covered and I rarely drink alcohol so feeling more positive already!!


Low fat diet isn't good. You need lots of healthy fats like butter and full fat milk from grass fed cows, free range eggs, Avocado, oily fish etc., in order to stay well. Low fat diets are unhealthy.

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Hi Dottie2011, I so agree with you which is why my "low fat" diet still includes olive oil, oily fish, avocado etc. It is just the bad fats that I avoid. I love ice cream but have found that can be the real undoing of me when it comes to both the gallstones and the hiatus hernia. Thank goodness for Yoomoo's fat free yogurt lollies. 👍


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