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Illy
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   Posted 7/3/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
well I was searching for anti inflammatory food guide per Jen77's question and I saw one article that just said body fat causes inflammation.  that was in this link, which also has a list of "anti inflammatory" food (seems, most frutis and vegetables).
 
 
so then I searched on fat and inflammation and found two links connecting increased body fat to increased inflammation:
 
 

pb4
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   Posted 7/3/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I was skinny when I got sick with crohn's and for the most part (besides 2 pregnancies in my life) have remained on the leaner side.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Illy
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   Posted 7/3/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
still if someone were not so lucky as to be naturally lean, it might be in his or her best interest to lower their body fat levels if possible. 

pb4
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   Posted 7/3/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
For more reason than inflammatory issues but for their overall health of course...I was just making a point that although fat may be a high promoter for inflammatory diseases, doesn't mean it's the only way you'll get them.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Illini
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   Posted 7/3/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been underweight most of my life. I told this to a doc and he told me I "probably had Crohn's most of my life" even though I was just diagnosed.
 
I think it's one of those chicken-and-egg type problems.
 
Those articles are pretty interesting thank for posting. I also read somewhere that excess body fat can lead to more estrogen production...bad news for women, as that can contribute to certain cancers.
July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying...
Entocort, Enteral Nutrition, Omega-3 (Flax Oil and Fish Oil), VSL#3, Vitamin E


pb4
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   Posted 7/3/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, in comparisson I'd rather be under-weight than over-weight anyday.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


MamaDove
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   Posted 7/4/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
 
I just posted a reply to someone about rectal mleeding during menses and mentioned a few connections that I have come up with while researching for my self-cure...
 
Fat malabsorption is how some experts define Crohn's disease...I am researching that aspect.
 
High estrogen causes loss of zinc and retention of copper
 
Some experts found that UC may be caused by high levels of copper in some.
 
High levels of copper amplify prostaglandins, highest levels of prostaglandins are at onset of period
 
Malabsorption can be caused by bowel flora abnormalities in immune deficiencies...
 
I was thin when I became sick after taking motrin and zoloft...Adding meds to treat the 'UC' was only treating that symptom and never getting to the root of the problem...I am attempting to do that. After adding all these meds to treat my conditions, I only made my body toxic and unable to absorb nutrients...vicious cycle really...I gained over 60 lbs of inflammation likely due to fat malabsorption...This is just what I have come up with in the past few days and for me I believe I am onto something...
 
I no longer take supps cause I don't yet know what I am actually treating but I find all this fascinating...I have taken Omegas and Vitamin D3 and E...I am now having these levels checked due to the malabsorption issue...
 
There is a connection somewhere, but where and how do you start to treat what is really wrong?
 
Haven't got that far yet tongue btw, I am thin again and only deal with rectal bleeding now and not all the other AI symptoms I had, so I must be onto something good yeah
Thanks for posting this, opens minds...
 
Peace~MamaDove

Jen77
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   Posted 7/4/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, that's very interesting for sure! Wish it was as simple as just dropping the weight though! LOL The only time I'm able to lose it quickly and easily is during a flare up! The prednisone took care of that! *sigh*

I think it can be a bad cycle though. If you aren't absorbing your food, your body is more likely to hang on to the fat on your body. Making it harder to lose!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 10 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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