coconut flour instead of almond flour?
Hope you get better soon
Post Edited (Roni) : 4/29/2008 10:16:53 AM (GMT-6)
I'm looking into SCD and Maker's diets myself for my son and came across a blog of mother and daughter regarding their progress after starting SCD diet a year ago. The younger woman has Crohn's, was flaring at the time but wanted to get pregnant. She started the diet and her mother joined her for support. Here is the link http://bethsblog.typepad.com/bethsblog/turtle_soup/index.html
Also, here is the link for the SCD introduction diet http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/beginners_guide/the_intro_diet2.htm
Understanding that you are not feeling good at this time, you might try to make just chicken soup with pureed carrots for yourself and maybe some brown rice bread (which is not legal on SCD, don't remember if it's OK on the Maker's though). Try to take it easy for a while. I wouldn't worry regarding caloric consumption at this time (as a mother of four but not a doctor ). I think it's more important to take care of a flare right now.
And last thought for you. Are you familiar with exclusive elemental diet? You might try it for at least four-six weeks to get your symptoms under control. This is an official treatment for Crohn's Disease and works as well as steroids but without side effects. There are special formulas on the pharmaceutical market that your doctor might prescribe for you or you can purchase it without a problem over the Internet (a bit expensive though but worth it). This way you can get your health back and consume enough calories and nutrients at the same time. My son drinks Nutren 1.5 (375 calories in one can).
Good luck to you. I hope you'll get better very soon!
To answer you questions – you can use Ensure as a enteral nutrition. I checked before with my son's ped. GI and the woman on the other board who is a pro in this area and is wrighting a book regarding benefits of the enteral nutrition in achieving remission. My son tried Ensure for a little while but his stomach was hearting from it. Maybe he couldn't tolerate whey, milk and soy proteins in the shake or at least one of them. Ensure is lactose free though. There is Ensure Plus shake in the market that contains 350 cal in 8 oz bottle. To achieve remission one has to completely eliminate any kind of food. Clear juices are permitted, some can tolerate Sprite. I have read that clear vegetable and chicken stock are fine, but never tried them with my son.
As for the yogurt, EMom and Stef17 are right. In the “Breaking the vicious cycle” it is says that a minimum of 24 hours is required for the fermentation process (“if the fermentation goes on longer, all the better”) to ensure that all lactose is completely “digested”.