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Kanditron
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   Posted 1/23/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that I should talk to my doctor about it before I make a desicion on this. Though, I was thinking about going on a liquid diet for a coupe of weeks and then start introducing solids back in to my diet to kind of get an idea of what bothers me and what does not. Does any one have any tips as far as this goes?
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

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yogaprof
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   Posted 1/23/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I think if you are doing this to see what affects you, you should have a naturopath or dietician work with you to moniter when and what you add to your diet.
are you feeling pretty sick, Kandice? take care, yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, probiotics, and vicodin as needed. Experimenting with gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


C-Mom
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 1/23/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter has been on liquid diets several times. She is on one now due to some complications of not being able to have her Remicade on time. It certainly has "held" the Crohn's to a point for her. Helped us avoid Prednisone several times when she began to flare. We see an integrative approach M.D. in addition to our G.I. for my daughter and she has directed us on the liquid diet. We cook a chicken (preferrably organic), with grated ginger, a little garlic, onion, sea salt, apple cider vinegar (2 T) for four hours. We remove the chicken after about 1 1/2 hours, debone it, and put everything BUT the chicken meat back in the pot for the remainder of the time. It makes a very nutritious (and tasty) broth. We also add carrots and zucchini the last 30 minutes. We strain the broth, puree the vegies (when she is able to tolerate them) and put them back into the broth. Later, when she is able, we drizzle an egg yolk in a serving of broth for egg drop soup.
We alternate the broth with cooked fruit (simmered in water in a pan until very soft) yogurt (we make our own) smoothies.
That way she's getting protein and carbs from several different food sources.
Hope that helps.

sweeterthanhoney
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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
C-Mom said...
My daughter has been on liquid diets several times. She is on one now due to some complications of not being able to have her Remicade on time. It certainly has "held" the Crohn's to a point for her. Helped us avoid Prednisone several times when she began to flare. We see an integrative approach M.D. in addition to our G.I. for my daughter and she has directed us on the liquid diet. We cook a chicken (preferrably organic), with grated ginger, a little garlic, onion, sea salt, apple cider vinegar (2 T) for four hours. We remove the chicken after about 1 1/2 hours, debone it, and put everything BUT the chicken meat back in the pot for the remainder of the time. It makes a very nutritious (and tasty) broth. We also add carrots and zucchini the last 30 minutes. We strain the broth, puree the vegies (when she is able to tolerate them) and put them back into the broth. Later, when she is able, we drizzle an egg yolk in a serving of broth for egg drop soup.
We alternate the broth with cooked fruit (simmered in water in a pan until very soft) yogurt (we make our own) smoothies.
That way she's getting protein and carbs from several different food sources.
Hope that helps.
my daughter is on Remicade too, had her first double dose last week monday.  She started have LRQ pain again....she has a narrowing there..now she can't eat anything solid with out major pain.  She is reluctantly drink boost, liquid yougurt, soups and jello.
 
Question about your soup.  You said after about 1 1/2 hrs youtake out the chicken, debone it and put everything BUT the chicken back in.  Is this really what you meant?  Or did you mean you only put the chicken meat back in?  You wouldn't put the skin and bones back in, would you?  Sorry, I am a bit confused. lol.  What do you do with the chicken meat?
 
I am asking because this is something I could make for my daughter, just want to make sure I do it right! :-)
Bonnie
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
 
Meds:
Clonazapam .25mgs, Oxy IR 2.5-3xs/day 5 mgs at bedtime, Synthroid, Zopiclone, flexeril , Buspar 7.5 mgs 2xs/day
 
Supplements:  Licorcise extract, Seriphos, professional vit/mineral, magnesium/malic acid, B#5, probiotic, Ester C, P5P[B6 supplement]
 
Daughter Jerica 17, Dx: Crohn's, Imuran 150 mgs, amitriptyline 20mgs,   lactaid pills, calcium 1000 mgs/day. Forvia, starting Remicade Apr 23/07
 
 Husband with treatment resistant depression   Effexor-900mgs
 
                                     
Jerimiah 29:11                      
 


C-Mom
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 1/24/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, actually, you do put everything back into the pot except the chicken meat - to cook all the "good stuff" back into the broth (overcooked chicken meat isn't that delicious or nutritious). The bones have all that rich marrow and the fat from the skin (again, this is from organic chickens, so there isn't the pesticide/perservative problems) adds needed calories to the mix. Depending upon how "liquid" your diet needs to be (right now my daughter's is full liquid, meaning no chicken or vegies -even pureed), you can either later add the chicken meat or let the rest of the family eat it. You can segue into eating the chicken meat and vegies (we start with just vegies first and then move into adding chicken meat into the bowl - depending upon her tolerance level). This "concoction" has literally been a life saver for my daughter at times when she couldn't eat anything without getting sick. She literally lived off it for a couple of months last year. It is something healthy she could tolerate and eventually led her to the point of being able to eat solids. S-l-o-w-l-y.
I'm sure vegetarians have a version that works for them without the chicken, however I'm not savvy enough to know what they add for the protein.
Oh, and we do a gelatin made out of the unflavored gelatin and made with unsweetened grape or cherry juice and half hot water. That is also soothing to an inflammed g.i. track - the gelatin has some healing/soothing properties.
Hope this is helpful.

EMom
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
How to make stock (chicken, beef, fish, veggie) and why it is so nutritious is explained in detail in the Maker's Diet. It was eye-opening to me--especially the beef and chicken stock explanation--because I never knew (as C-mom said) how incredibly nutritious stock is when made from scratch, the old-fashioned way, using the entire carcass or certain bones (in the case of beef).

Just thought I'd throw that in the pot!
EMom
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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