Has anyone out there tried this? I know "Writer" has and has given me some good info!! Hopefully you will chime in again.
Ive read study after study that concludes an elemental diet is just as effective, if not more effective than steroids in crohns patients. I could drink food for the rest of my life!!!!
Ive been drinking Ensure Plus for 4 days straight now and Im feeling great. I usually get blood sugar swings with normal solids and Ive noticed with these shakes I really dont get the urge to eat but I know I need to get some nutrition in my body. LDN has enabled me to wean to 10mg of PRED and decreased my bm's from 6-8 to 1-2 FORMED stools a day, even on a liquid diet. weird.... My goal with the liquid diet is to wean the last 10mg of pred!
Sooooooo for a 2000 cal/day diet @ 300cal a packet @7 packets a day @ $9.70 per packet = $70 per DAY!!!! or $12,000 for 6 months... Is my math correct?
Ensure shakes are about $7 per day for 2100 calories.
Is the elemental formula worth the $70 day?
Will elemental foods work every other meal with Ensure in between?
I want to know more about this!!
Writer: can you give a breif summary of - Semi-elemental vs elemental vs polymeric vs Ensure shakes.
Just put a Gastric tube in me! Id rather never eat again than deal with chronic pain, another perfed bowel, resecton, near death, colostomy in the future, etc.
29 YO Male
-CD diagnosed in 2005 illieum
-63cm bowel resection in Feb 08
-Steroid dependant following surgery
- LDN Naltrexone started May 08 been a happy man since!!